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Sharps .45-?
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Poll Question: If you built a Sharps .45-? what chamber?
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  Popawdon

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Posted: February 11 2017 at 2:51pm | IP Logged Quote Popawdon

I have a full set of Sharps paper blueprints..full size..and look forward to TRYING to make one. There are several calibers/chamber lengths extant but I'm leaning toward the .45-70 so that I can burn the .45-70 govt. ammunition. But, you guys are many times more learned about firearms than I and I would greatly appreciate it if you would give me your opines...
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Posted: February 11 2017 at 8:16pm | IP Logged Quote bikergunnut

I like my granddad's 50-70 NYS rollingblock. Ammo on the other hand can be a pain if you don't reload. With no family connection I would go 45-70. Versatile and accurate.
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Posted: February 12 2017 at 10:08am | IP Logged Quote Popawdon

bikergunnut wrote:
I like my granddad's 50-70 NYS rollingblock. Ammo on the other hand can be a pain if you don't reload. With no family connection I would go 45-70. Versatile and accurate.



After much reading, I agree. I do reload but the 45-70 still is the most attractive round at this point. I appreciate your response. I too am a bikergunnut and I'm glad there is another with the same dain bramage I have. I guess most on this site are making machine guns and flame throwers. I carried a Mark 40 and find that one shot is enough from about 400 meters. I want a sharps because of its long range accuracy. Just don't let 'em get close...
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What's a Mark 40?
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Fancy version of remington 700.
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Posted: March 06 2017 at 8:26am | IP Logged Quote Popawdon

After a bunch of reading, I've decided on the .45-120 with a 34" barrel. Several Sharp's shooters have the -120 but shoot -70 govt. rounds with no or very little loss of accuracy. Also, the -120 made from modern alloy steels will handle smokeless very well, but will have enough room that if the world craters I can make my own black powder. I've never made primers so that will be my next project after I finish the rifle (hubris?)...

Once I've cleaned the bomb damage up in the garage, I'll take photos of my progress (or lack thereof...) Snickering will be a two round penalty.        &nbs p;         &nbs p;
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If you've had a bomb go off in your garage, then making your own primers and reloading black powder cartridges might not be in your best interests.  Did your wife suggest these activities?  
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