I just receivied my 50-90 sharps after waiting 4 years, It was a long wait but worth it. I would like to know if anyone eles shoots a 50-90 sharps. What loads work best in your 50-90. I plan to use mine for Hog and Elk hunting this year.
Lyman #46 has data for the 515141 (422 gr.) & 515142 (498 gr.) bullets. The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook #3 also has data for the 515139 (334 gr.) and the 515138 (440 gr.) Lyman does not have data for the .50-90 in the current #47 manual and is only making the 515141 mould now.
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Jack thanks for the info, I am going to shoot the cannon today, I have worked up two loads , 515 grain lyman fp and the 450 grain rn with a 100 gr of 1fg black powder.
I was told from a person who works for Shilo Sharps that the 650 grain bullet works good for long range shooting. I would like to know where a person can purchase some of those cast bullets. I do plan to cast my own some day but it would be nice to find a bullet that works well before I buy a cast. It seems that there are not to many folks that shoot the Big fifty. It is kind of hard finding info on the loads.
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