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05-31-2004 05:09 PM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

Hi Dick

Sounds like a good time, maybe you should consider lighter bullets and save the arm :-) . Better get going , the fish in my lake are calling me saying they want to be caught :grin:
05-31-2004 01:34 PM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

Hey Bis
The P-dog shoot in Hobbs was a members hunt, Eight of us got together for the shoot. It was a chance to meet up with so good folks. I would and plan on doing it again.
When you hit in the middle of a group of 4 or 5 of these little buggers just standing around and when the dust and rocks settled, it was just peaces of parts left. I shot about 100 rounds of .45-70 in couple hours and paid for on the next day, had to go to the lite touch of a .22 hornet to finish out the shoot.
In the two shoot, the eight of us most likely done in about couple of thousand of the buggers and numberous jackrabbits.
05-31-2004 11:05 AM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps


New Mexico is a bit of a drive for the little critters isn't :-) ? When you hit a prairie dog with a 45/70, is there anything left ?
05-31-2004 02:27 AM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

Hey Bis,
I just got back from a P-Dog Shoot @ Hobbs NM. Those folks have P-Dog coming out of their ears.
05-30-2004 07:40 PM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

Dick- Where did you find P-dogs around Houston? I am about 100 miles north of you and haven't seen a one. I did just get back from Odessa and that area looks like it might have potential :-) .
05-30-2004 07:30 PM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

Sureshot2040- Thanks for the reply, how come nobody seems to shoot the lighter weight bullets? In fact most people seem to shoot cast bullets in the 400 grain plus size. Isn't the recoil a lot higher with the heaver bullets?
05-28-2004 02:17 PM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

Took the old .45-70 Sharps P-dog hunting. Had the chance to take some mid-range shots out to 500 yards. Now a P-dog aint the sharpest pencil in the box and will let you bang away at them for numberous shots before they will move. I learn alot about range and windage that day. Used 405 hard cast pushed by 41.6 grs of Varget, had undurned powder left over in the barrel, still working on this load. It will group 2 1/2 to 3 inch at 100 yards. It is neater than **** to shoot, lower the gun and then see where ya hit.
05-28-2004 10:21 AM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

order you some rem. jsp 405 grain bullets from cabela's ( 14.95 per 100 )
load them with 38.5 grains of imr3031 with either a 210 or a 215 federal primer. if your gun wont shoot that accurately then get rid of it.
me and my shooting buddies use that load to bust 12 inch balloons at 400 yards using tang sights. we do so in three different types of gun. buffalo classic, marlin 1895, and a sharps repro. i have never seen any gun not shoot that load well.
05-25-2004 10:59 PM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

Marlinman93- thanks for the reply- I will have to check the twist rate in my Sharps. I am battling the twist rate problem with my H&R 243 at the moment, they (the factory) say all their rifles in 243 are 1/ 10 I measure 1/12 and 100 grain bullets go thru the target side ways. Anyway, thanks again, by the way do you crimp your rounds and do you find cast bullets more accurate?
05-25-2004 09:35 PM
Need help with a repoduction Sharps

I use Unique mostly, and also Red Dot. My loads are mild, in the 1350-1500 range, and I see little or no leading with the Meister hard cast.
I have also used 3031 in the past, and it is an excellent choice for cast or jacketed bullets. With a 300 gr. jacketed I used 48 grs of 3031, which is not harsh recoil, but will definitely bring down the game. I used 45 grs of 3031 with my 360 gr cast lead. The 300 grainers you bought should do OK, if your twist rate isn't too fast. They work best with a twist of 1-24 to 1-36, but I've used them in my Ballard #4 with 1-18" Badger barrel, and they shoot well. The key is to not try to push a light bullet too fast, in a barrel with a fast twist.
Hope this helps.
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