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Gun weight

Post by 45-110 shooter » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:22 pm

Finally took my Shiloh out for a hunting trip. Well the big girl (13 lbs) done good, she dropped a meat buck at 140 yards. Anyway just curious in what everyone's hunting sharps weigh. Have a good day.

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Post by pete » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:46 pm

Congratulations on the deer. My Lonestar rb weighs 8 1/2 lbs. and my upcoming Shiloh Hartford with standard half barrel should weigh in the 9 1/2 lb. range. Lighter wouldn't hurt my feelings.....or my arms/shoulders :)

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Post by rdnck » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:58 pm

The rifles I hunt with range in weight from 11 pounds 8 ounces to 15 pounds 2 ounces. It depends on which rifle I use. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Post by Marathonman » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:11 pm

16 pound 50-90 30" barrel Hartford with military buttstock is my main squeeze.


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Post by Brent » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:47 am

Mine is 10.6 lbs. That's plenty heavy for a week on foot in high altitude and rough country. The Highwall is about 8.5 and much more toteable.
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Post by wofat » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:11 pm

mines about 6 lbs. win 94 30-30 saddle ring carbine from 1910 grandpa's deer gun then dad's been mine since late 70's . oops sorry my 2 shiloh's weigh in at 13lbs and 10lbs :D

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Post by Dang Long Shot » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:07 am

My 30" Hvy barreled Hartford weighs in at about 12 lbs with pewter tip and shotgun butt. Now my Montanna Rough Rider sports a 34" Hvy barrel and with the pewter tip AA fancy stock and metal shotgun butt weighs about 13 lbs 4 oz not what I would call an all day toter or offhand rifle unless your Connan the barbarian. :lol:
Now I did buy a standard 30" barrel Hartford 45-70 for my wife and its quite tolerable at about 9 1/2 lbs.
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Post by pacecars » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:47 am

My Roughrider with 30 inch standard 1/2 octagon barrel with blade front, full buckhorn rear and sporting type tang sight chambered in .40-70 2 1/4" BN weighs 9.1 Lbs
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Post by Bill Quantrill » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:49 pm

LRE 45-110 Standard Weight = 11.2 Lbs

Saddle Rifle 45-90 26" Standard 9.9 Lbs

45-70 Hartford 34" w/RHO = ???

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Post by jdb3 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:29 pm

Mine is a No1 Sporter in 50-90. Sure kills moose well. Jim
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Post by Kurt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:11 pm

I just weight my .44 with a 32" HVY round rough rider and it is right at 11 pounds.

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Post by pete » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:23 pm

My Hartford with 30 in. standard half octagon is 9 lbs 13 oz. I carried her alot of miles this year for antelope and deer and wouldn't want a heavy rifle for that kind of hunting.

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Post by Constable Bill Manning » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:43 pm

Shiloh Sharps 1874 #1 Sporter in 45-110 weighing in at about 13 1/2 lbs. Left grooves in my shoulders from carrying it about 10 miles while antelope hunting a couple of weeks ago. Carrying about 20 extra rounds in my pocket near pulled my pants off, though. That added a couple extra pounds. All in the fun of owning one!

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Post by Brent » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:53 pm

My number one rifle is a #3 Sharps with a 32" 1/2 octagon barrel - std. weight. It still goes 10.6 lbs and that is all the weight I need with room to spare. I have carried it for weeks on backpacking hunts and on two continents. It confirms that the flip side of "don't got to a rifle match with a hunting gun" is also true - "don't go hunting with a target rifle".

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Post by mdeland » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:15 pm

Dang , you fellas are real "He Men" waggin around such behemoth rifles in the wild.
I think if I ever hunt with a BPCR it will be my Roller, if I ever get it made, and it will surely weigh under ten pounds.
I'm thinking if I make a dedicated hunting rifle of it I will go with a front Partridge style brass insert blade and a ghost ring tang with a 26 or 28 inch octagon tube. I think I can get it down to around 8.5 to 9 pounds so configured. I have a neat little marbles tang sight that would work really well for this rig I'm thinking and is small and light with a good bit of vertical adjustment.
Since I got that pack attached rifle tote there is no more need for a sling attached to the gun. It is the slickest thing I have ever seen if you hunt with a back pack as I always do. It keeps the rifle right up front where you can get it as quickly as removing it from your shoulder on a carrying sling. MD

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