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Old 05-07-2010, 01:31 PM
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Shopping for a 45-70 sharps rifle.
Probably go with one of the imports.
Are there any big differences in Pedersoli, tayler, uberti??
Not much in range over 200 yds in these parts. Will be reloading for it. Probably smokeless, as that is what I'm used too.

Thoughts/preferences? Shiloh and C. Sharps are just not in my budget.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:52 PM
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I found a Pedersoli in a pawn shop here in town. Retail is $1800 and it had the long range target sights already on it. Add $400 for that. It was tagged $995 but he said I could have it for $900. I brought it home. Since then, Ive shot it with mostly factory ammo, Remington 405 grain corelokts and it is accurate. Heavy. Very heavy and very pretty workmanship. The color case finsih is very nice and the metal to wood fit is good. The Italians do a very nice job.

Taylor is an importer so they are probably selling Pedersoli rifles.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:03 AM
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Shiloh Sharps has "buy it now" rifles listed starting at $1800, and C Sharps rifles start about the same or a little less, if that helps with the budget thoughts. I have also always thought they were far and away too expensive to seriously consider, but when a mid to high end 1911 runs close to $1000, and an import Sharps repro well over $1000, the US made Sharps deserve a second thought.

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Pedersoli has the best name in imported Sharps reproductions. I had one and it shot well once I replaced the barrel sights with a tang sight and front globe.

It only had a single trigger and was quite light (the Basic Hunter model with a 28" round barrel) so I sold it to buy an American made Sharps. I'm not sure that it shoots any better, but it is a beautiful piece of work for a similar price.

My best shooting Sharps is a Shiloh that I picked up used at a great price. That's always something worth thinking about too.

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Old 05-13-2010, 05:12 PM
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Good thoughts andy.
Cherry's has a pedersoli for 1500. That does put the US made versions within reason.
Have to rethink it somemore.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:05 PM
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I took mine out SUnday and put a couple different loads through it using Cast Performance 405 grain lead bullets.

WOW! accuracy jumped up using lead over jacketed bullets! Now Im really excited to shoot the 500 grain cast bullets I cast last month for it. It Remingtons were the same 405 grani weight wise as the CP bullets but the lead shot much better. I was shooting at clay pidgeosn on the berm behind the 100 yard line and destroying them from the bench and off hand was taking on average, two shots per to hit.
Im liking this thing more and more each time I shoot it.
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WOW! accuracy jumped up using lead over jacketed bullets! Now Im really excited to shoot the 500 grain cast bullets I cast last month for it.
MM, now that you have found out that BPCR's favor lead over jacket bullets, you will be amazed to see how accurately they shoot with black powder reloads!
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:41 PM
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Pedersoli

Pedersoli makes the Taylor, Uberti, etc. Sharps, according to the Uberti importer. VTI sells parts for all. I have a Uberti Quigley with tang sight and globe front -- a lot of fun to shoot with cowboy loads from Cabelas. I cast and load 385 and 500 gr. and have just switched to Trail Boss powder. Great shooting.
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I bought an Italian replica Sharps a couple of years ago, an Armi Sport in 45/90 with a 32"bbl. I've compared them to a lot of other replicas and the one I have is better finished than most of the others. Shoots really well. I load them to case capacity with 3F BP and load 565gn cast lead projectile that is seated on top of a thin lubed felt wad to just 1mm crush on the powder. Great fun to shoot.



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Old 07-05-2010, 02:08 PM
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Cabela's in Reno had a Pedersoli Quigley 45-70 for either $1195 or $1225 new + $25 shipping about two weeks ago. I've been looking around and trying to evaluate what to buy. Online auctions show that Shiloh Sharps get bid on alot and sold and Italian replicas seem to only get sold at substantially less than what the owner paid or "no-bids". I'm just going to wait and save to buy a Shiloh, probably used. I've been tossing around a Browning or Winchester 1885 and those seem to be around at substantially less than a Sharps. There seem to be an awful lot of Winchesters and few Brownings. If I ran across a Browning 1885, 45-70 set up for BPCR, I'd snap it up!
I've heard that Pedersoli is the best of the imports. The Shiloh Sharps just have such good workmanship.......! I almost bought a Shiloh Sharps back in 1984.....shoulda, coulda, wished I did, etc. It would have made a great investment. Maybe when business improves??? This recession is a real drag for anyone in construction related industries!

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