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Old 01-01-2012, 07:57 PM
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Hello all,

I have been an avid Mil-surp collector for a while now, 1903's, 1917's, Krags, Garands, 1911's....etc.. But this is my first foray outside that world.

I just ordered a Pedersoli Sharps "Quigley" and I have been scouring the internet for all the information that I can find.

I do not currently reload so I am going to start out with factory smokeless and save my brass.

I don't even have it yet, and I am already looking for modifications. I have pretty much decided on the Kelley Soule rear sight and Globe front sight, but I have a few questions.

1) Can these sights be used for a distance of 100 yards or will they only work for longer distances?

2) On Pedersolis web sight, they say that the rear tang is drilled and tapped for the sights, can I assume that the Kelley will work...that these sights are basically universal?

3) Does the front sight have to be installed by a Gunsmith?

Thanks, and I would appreciate any and all comments..
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:01 PM
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I have one and the farthest I have ever shot is 100 yards. It will reach way out when you need it to. I need a 1000 yard range so I can quit shooting beer cans and concrete blocks.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:00 PM
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Once you begin shooting long distances with them, remember to pack a couple soft drinks and a couple sandwiches. It takes a while for those rounds to eventually land waaaaayyy out there but 500 grain lead bullets DO have some thump out there.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:35 PM
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Bigbuckeye,

I'll address your comment about not yet reloading, but planning on saving your brass.

Too bad you don't have a friend you could team up with and start loading for the 45/70 right from the start. The best way to go would be to buy a few hundred new brass, all from one maker and all of one lot number and then reload.

Using mixed lot # brass from one manufacture ( Winchester/Remington/Fed.etc.) is bad enough, but having mixed brand brass can go beyond just load inconsistancy to dangerious.

So, if your buying factory ammo, at least stick with one brand/maker so as to avoid as many future problems as possible.

I have personally seen pressures go waaaaaaay high just by changing lot numbers of brass within brass from one manufacture and mixing brands is just a much faster way to get there!

Keep em coming!

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:07 AM
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Hello all,

I have been an avid Mil-surp collector for a while now, 1903's, 1917's, Krags, Garands, 1911's....etc.. But this is my first foray outside that world.

I just ordered a Pedersoli Sharps "Quigley" and I have been scouring the internet for all the information that I can find.

I do not currently reload so I am going to start out with factory smokeless and save my brass.

I don't even have it yet, and I am already looking for modifications. I have pretty much decided on the Kelley Soule rear sight and Globe front sight, but I have a few questions.

1) Can these sights be used for a distance of 100 yards or will they only work for longer distances?

2) On Pedersolis web sight, they say that the rear tang is drilled and tapped for the sights, can I assume that the Kelley will work...that these sights are basically universal?

3) Does the front sight have to be installed by a Gunsmith?

Thanks, and I would appreciate any and all comments..
The sights will have a "minimum" distance depending on the height of the front sight. The Soule in its lowest position will hit right on at a given distance dependant on the height of the front sight. If the front sight is too low it will shoot high at 100 yds even with the Soule in its lowest position. I put a Soule on my Pedersoli when I got it and a front globe which was .5" high and it worked alright at 100 yds with the sight at its lowest setting. You don't need a gunsmith to put a globe front sight on but if you do it make sure you have the right type of drift tool to take out the factory sight and it must be removed from left-to-right as you look down the barrel from the rear. Installing the globe is just the opposite, it goes in right-to-left. When you buy the Soule tell them it's for a Sharps and they will give you the correct base for the Soule you are ordering. It's very simple to put one of these on the gun. Make sure it's adjusted to stand straight up when the gun is level and make sure it is not leaning left or right as you are looking at it or your POI will change as you move the sight up and down. You can use a small level to do this and shim the sight as necessary. FYI- I have shot reloads out of my Pedersoli and have gotten five shot groups of right around an inch with a globe front sight and Soule rear sight. Pedersoli makes a very accurate rifle. Even factory loads shoot very well out of the gun. Good luck.
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