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    Today, 04:57 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    the pedi '74 silhouette model is good one that's $1200 in .40-65 and $1650 in .45-70, from DGW. same exact gun, just different caliber/cartridge. i've been shooting the .40-65 with ppb's in its greaser chamber and it's far more accurate than i am....
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    Today, 11:47 AM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    yes, the pistol grip version. the "creedmoor" name has been slung about too often for various rifles, and too often it's just wrong.
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    Today, 10:40 AM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    both are listed as new and both are good buys, indeed - go get 'em, OP.
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    Today, 06:55 AM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    for the .45-70 cartridge .... the c.sharps appears to be a low price with good value until you realize what's missing - double set triggers and pistol grip, just to name two items i'd consider important for a target rifle, not a hunting gun. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    yep, lots to consider, including one's patience at waiting either to spot and nab a good used pedi or shiloh or c-sharps or cpa or whatever ... or waiting 19+ months for that custom shiloh. money and time, time and money ....
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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    what will be the prime use of the rifle? that will define what accoutrements yer gonna need, and how much more money you'll need to complete the gun ready for shooting. for example, my last pedi sharps is the silhouette in .40-65 and i'll use it...
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    to say that one can purchase a shiloh sharps at the cost of a lyman 1877/1878 means nothing until the actual dollar numbers are presented. i suspect the op is talking about a used one, which will command far less that even a used shiloh.
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    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    it's their version of the 1877 sharps. it should be a very good gun. what will matter most is the price tag and what will be its primary use. two hickok45 review videos ...
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    04-19-2018, 03:25 PM
    the only .22 ruger handgun i'd highly recommend is the sr-22.
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    04-18-2018, 06:11 PM
    there's no question that a robust cartridge in an s/a revolver will get the job done with one shot. if that one shot is good one. i guess more firepower could be added by fanning the hammer. nah, that's all silliness. a d/a just makes more...
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    04-18-2018, 04:26 PM
    perhaps a blessing in disguise ....
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    04-17-2018, 07:51 PM
    rfd replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    at the quigley, i guess it's how one defines "traditional" ... "Any traditional single-shot or lever action rifle, .375 caliber or larger (lever actions must be single loaded)."
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    04-17-2018, 02:12 PM
    it's just a matter of speed of rate of fire and gun size - and yer comfort level with such a weapon. totally not my choice, but better than CCW a stick.with
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    04-17-2018, 02:06 PM
    digital calipered my .62's colrain barrel - the bore is .616" and the wall thickness is .102" - all at the muzzle.
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    04-17-2018, 06:35 AM
    rfd replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    yes, the NRA has gone the way of the NMLRA, much to the disgust of many.
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    04-16-2018, 04:49 PM
    rfd replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    NOT gonna happen in the USA at my matches or most folks registered matches. No matter what, the Ruger #1 to #3 are NOT a 19th century rifle designs. the ONLY 20th century rifle STYLE allowed at 99.9% of all events is the CPA Stevens 44-1/2.
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    04-16-2018, 01:20 PM
    rfd replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    Maw, at the grocery store, meat market aisle, with her trusty Remington-Hepburn in one hand and a Jim Bowie in t'other. Pricelessly classic. An era, a lifestyle, and a people long gone and most likely never to return.
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    04-16-2018, 06:27 AM
    rfd replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    you mean like a remington hepburn side lever? if so, man, you are seriously dreaming about something that'll only happen when hell freezes over .....
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    04-15-2018, 09:53 PM
    look closely at the uberti spex in comparison to the tippmann. in either case, these are plinking/small game guns and neither will be acceptable for most if not all competitions. the uberti may look the 19th century part, but chambering it for a...
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    04-15-2018, 07:18 PM
    rfd replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    never gonna happen. that market is already well covered onshore (shiloh, c-sharps, etc) and offshore (pedersoli) with guns that are 19th century replicas made for a vernier soule tang sight and spirit globe front sight. i like ruger guns, have...
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    04-15-2018, 06:56 PM
    check in with lee shaver, he might have just what you need, or could make it ... http://stores.leeshavergunsmithing.com/
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    04-15-2018, 06:52 PM
    i love rollers. if i wanted/needed one in .357mag i'd get a USA built tippmann ... http://tippmannarmory.com/rolling-block-357-magnum/
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    04-15-2018, 03:16 PM
    i do hear ya and agree. but for me, as long as the hardwood has integrity i could care less about its beauty. i'm 72, and i ain't selling off any more of my guns, i'm shooting 'em. :)
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    04-15-2018, 03:13 PM
    the only issue with the pedi guns is that they're grease chambered and i only load ppb cartridges. there is some free bore to negotiate with a grease chamber and i'd rather have the tighter ppb chamber so the case abuts the 15* rifling, the entire...
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    04-15-2018, 10:09 AM
    here's my pedi .40-65 GG silhouette (but running with PPBs), ready for the range this week. next month she gets her "gender" operation and becomes a "manly" .45-70 PPB ...
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    04-14-2018, 07:45 PM
    @marlinman93 - i had ordered a basic shiloh #1 sporter last year ($1975), and with steel butt plate, pewter forearm cap, custom bedding, custom ppb chamber ream, and the ticket zoomed to $2352, plus shipping (i think it's $70), plus FFL...
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    04-14-2018, 05:20 PM
    remember, too, that getting a bpcr rifle is typically just the beginning of expenses, and what accoutrements required will depend on the prime use of the gun. for example, if silhouette or target work is the goal, a good vernier soule tang sight...
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    04-14-2018, 01:33 PM
    no question about it, if yer pockets are deep and very jingly, and you can wait 19-23 months for an ordered custom build shiloh, go for it. or, compromise and chose a prebuilt shiloh (in whatever it's spex are) from the likes of bill goodman. or...
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    04-14-2018, 10:40 AM
    nice video, thanx for sharing. what cartridge build were you using? looks like smokeless?
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    04-14-2018, 10:30 AM
    pedersoli sharps and rollers are by FAR the better buy. i've opportunities to buy shiloh sharps and cpa stevens, but the build and value of the pedersoli guns is just too good. and man, those pedi's are Shooters. i have both rollers and sharps...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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