New to Shiloh rifles ...

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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by Lumpy Grits » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:31 am

Every Shiloh has a 'soul'.
The wood on yours is outstanding :!:
What grade of wood is this?
How long till we get a range report?
Gary
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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by bigjeepman » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:54 am

Lumpy Grits wrote:Every Shiloh has a 'soul'.
The wood on yours is outstanding :!:
What grade of wood is this?
How long till we get a range report?
Gary
The wood is "extra-fancy with AAA finish." I am also very satisfied with the case hardening and the fit/finish is excellent. The range report will come as soon as possible as this is my first experience with MVA sights.

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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by Lumpy Grits » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 am

Bet the wood will 'pop' in the sunlight.
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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by bigjeepman » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:05 am

I am interested in knowing what bore cleaners, gun oils you all prefer? Does the Sharps require anything special? I've used my share of Hoppes over the years like most of you.

I got my first rifle over 50 years ago so I am not inexperienced at caring for my firearms. I noticed this last week that my supplies were getting extremely low so if there is a change to be made to some products better suited for this rifle, now is the time.

Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated ...

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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by Lumpy Grits » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:20 am

Hope you plan to shoot real BP. :wink:
They shoot there best with BP......
The best cleaner I have found for BP, is Windex multi-surface with vinegar.
I use Eezox for preservative and general gun lube.
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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by whoop-up country » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:41 am

Great Looking Shiloh, bigjeepman.
I would get some Gunglow, to put on your rifle's exterior.
Shiloh sells it, and Kirk recommends it. It will keep your wood and metal in excellent condition.
I use it on my rifles, and it works great.

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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by gunlaker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:32 am

I mostly clean with Butches Black Powder Bore Shine and I oil it with Eezox before I put it away. The nice thing about Eezox is that in addition to protecting the bore, a few tight patches with it will tell you if there is any lead in the bore.

Chris.

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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by johnl » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:40 am

gunlaker wrote:I mostly clean with Butches Black Powder Bore Shine and I oil it with Eezox before I put it away. The nice thing about Eezox is that in addition to protecting the bore, a few tight patches with it will tell you if there is any lead in the bore.

Chris.


Hey Chris where did you get your Eezox from? I checked the usual gun shops, Cabelas and Canadian Tire etc, no dice. I guess I have to order it online?

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Re: New to Shiloh rifles ...

Post by gunlaker » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:45 am

I buy it from Reliable Gun in Vancouver.

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