I took delivery of my Shiloh .#1 45-2.4Â’ (AKA .45-90) in Aug 87.
It has XX wood, 14. 25" length of pull, pewter tip, accent line on the cheek rest, fire blued screws, & brass escutcheons. The barrel is also engraved Â“Donner Und BliztenÂ” (German for Thunder & Lightning), Long range rear sight, spirit level w/ wind adjustment front sight.
The only thing things I would have done different would be to order it w/:
1.) A one-half octagon to one half round heavy weight barrel, instead of the one-half octagon to one half round standard weight barrel. Also, if a wedding band could have turned @ the juncture of the round to octagon, I would have done that also.
2.) A glass bedded fore arm.
3.) Drilled & taped for Â‘scope blocks.
IIRC, Shiloh makes their own barrels. A 1:18 should handle the 405 bullet, but probably would shoot the heavier slugs more accurately.
You asked: Â“How well does the sporter #1 shoot? Â“
Answer some good; some so-so, but that is dependent upon the Shooters shooting abilities, reloading & casting techniques & ability, powder, sights, bullet selection, ambient light, etc.
You also asked: Â“Does one lube clean up better than others? Â“
BP lubes clean up very easy. If you shoot White/Nitro Powder (AKA Smokeless), a White powder solvent will remove the lube.http://www.shilohrifle.com/forums/index.php
Links to BPCR reloading & casting primers: http://www.ssbpcrc.co.uk/Resources/Introduction%20to%20BPCR%20Loading.pdfhttp://www.longrangebpcr.com/8Phases.htm