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gunlaker
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Re: New member

Post by gunlaker » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:53 am

Graybeard wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:45 pm
I was looking at the Montana Vintage Arms sights.
You will be very happy with MVA sights. With respect to bullet diameter, my Shiloh .45 cal rifles ( except for my bull barrel .45-110 ) will work with either .458" or .459" bullets. The .458" bullets want a little bit of neck tension, and the .459" ones slip fit perfectly in fireformed brass.

If I had only one mold grease groove mold for my Shiloh Sharps rifles it would be the BACO 458535M1. It works well in every .45 cal rifle I own when cast in 16:1 and loaded with Swiss 1.5.

I'm sure you'll have a pile of fun with the new rifle. If I only had one rifle it'd be a Shiloh.

Chris.

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Re: New member

Post by John Bly » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:53 am

Heck, Ashland KY is almost in your back yard. Come on down to see what it is all about. There are several shooters from WV, some from Ohio, Virginia. Indiana and I'm sure the MI crowd will be there. Come to meet folks and check out what they are shooting. Ask questions and learn first hand from others. The range is right off I-64 near Canonsburg about 10 miles from downtown Ashland. The dates are 4/10 and 11.
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Nuclearcricket
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Re: New member

Post by Nuclearcricket » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:24 am

Ridgway PA isn't out of your reach as a place to shoot BPCS. I agree with the others, cut the barrel back to 30". NOw only will it make weight it will also fit into a standard rifle case. You are also not overly far from Winchester VA. Black Creek gun shop outside of Winchester is a good place to go and pick up powder, save the shipping cost. The Postel bullet is a very good choice.
Sam

charlie young
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Re: New member

Post by charlie young » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:55 am

Two of my Shilohs have 34 and 32" barrels, the 34 is a LRE in 45-90 the 32" is a 45-70 Montana Roughrider. Would not change a thing, but I like Long Barrels and don't shoot Silhouette. My bull barrels are 30". Shot lots of rounds with the Lyman Postell, and will shoot right along with the other moulds I have. But do like the BACO Money Bullet and Brooks Creedmoor alot.

Graybeard
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Re: New member

Post by Graybeard » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:30 am

Sounds good I’ll try to make it thanks

Graybeard
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Re: New member

Post by Graybeard » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:20 pm

Thanks for all the good info. I still have to get sights for my high wall. Haven’t got to shoot it yet can’t find ammo lol. Or primers to reload. In time I guess.

GrumpyBear
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Re: New member

Post by GrumpyBear » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:54 pm

Baldwin Sights makes some pretty nice sights.

They are what I use when I'm shooting irons.

bobw
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Re: New member

Post by bobw » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:24 am

Graybeard, take John Bly up on his offer and look around a lot and sound out guys shooting 34 versus 30". I think it makes ( 30") easier and more accurate holding on offhand. Yeah I have both. Good luck bobw
bobw

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Re: New member

Post by Tomklinger » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:37 am

Hey Coltsmoke,
With the times being what they are, maybe you should change your name to Coltwoke!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:
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Re: New member

Post by Coltsmoke » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:09 pm

That's funny, I like Wokesmoke better. :lol:
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Re: New member

Post by Ray Newman » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:27 pm

Speaking 'bout barrel length, one thing to be aware of with a longer barrel is fouling control.

My .45-2.4" and .45-110 Sharps have 34 " barrels, the rolling block .45-2.1" sports a 32". Even though it does not become very dry and warm where I shoot, the morning sun shines on the barrel, heating it up. As a result, the last 2-4" of the longer barrels will foul with a hard/dry fouling and extra care is required to maintain bore conditions the length of the barrel.

My 28" and 30" barreled rifles (.45-2.1", .45-2.4", .50-70 Gov't.) do not foul out.
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Graybeard
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Re: New member

Post by Graybeard » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:07 pm

Thanks for info. Happy Easter

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Re: New member

Post by Graybeard » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:07 pm

Thanks for info. Happy Easter

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