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Thread: Ordered my retirement rifle

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    Congratulations .
    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

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    Good job and congratulations. I have a Shiloh and a C.Sharps both are fantastic rifles you will have fun, also great photos you have talent my friend!

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    Thank you Flint.
    Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfd View Post
    congrats on ordering a very fine rifle, big mak! Attachment 219273

    paper patching is the way to go, and then yer .45-70 will become a virtual .45-90
    I suspect there is a 45-90 or 45-110 in my distant future, rfd.
    For now, I'll settle with a cartridge that I hand load with perfection (IMO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhdeal View Post
    the "condom bullets" sure do shoot good. No one will look at you funny if you mention that you put your own on and that they don't tear from a rough bore.

    Sorry, couldn't help it.....
    lmao!!!!!

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    Hi Big Mak.Outstanding Sir.May you enjoy both for many years to come.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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    Congrats!! I have a plain version of Shilos 1874 Montana in 45-90 that I had them build for a hunting rifle. It was a 22 month wait but was well worth it.

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    I ordered one in 50-90 (50 2 1/2) right after I retired. Shot my best moose with it. Kills with aplomb! Here is a picture. JimName:  KIFARU GUNBEARER 02a.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mak View Post
    I Retire May 24th this year, age 57, after 39 years with the Boeing Company.
    Here is what I ordered from Shiloh. Don't hate me.
    Like Smoke I am just jealous. Of the rifle you got coming, but more that you are retiring at 57. I would love to retire in 4 years. Probably be more like 24 years.

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    Mak...in that picture you posted with the old camera's and little Colt, how you git that great big bullet in that itty bitty pistol?..........
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    Nice rifle you will enjoy it. I'm shooting a Mt R.R. heavy half, polished blue, 30 inch. Standard wood and fore arm. 45-70. The 45-70 will work fine on the Creedmoor Range. I won the scope match at Raton in 2016 shooting OE 2f and a BACO 535 Creedmoor bullet, velocity 1225fps. I would get yours drilled and tapped for a MVA scope 23 inch is what I went with. Also I would recommend going with the MVA long range Buffalo Soule. It will work for the 1000 yard targets and the extra windage is sometimes needed. If you go paper patch you can load it like a 45-90.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharps4590 View Post
    Mak...in that picture you posted with the old camera's and little Colt, how you git that great big bullet in that itty bitty pistol?..........
    Shaddup, Vic!
    See you soon after I retire, brother.

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    jdb3, wonderful photo.
    Thanks for sharing!

    My big game hunting days are primarily all behind me after hunting elk, deer and even a draw for big horn (no luck) since 1980 in Montana. I prefer to watch the beautiful creatures today and eat the meat that others give me from their hunts. Too much frickin' work! And I'm a lazy upland bird/duck hunter this day and age!

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    I like your style, my was the same except polished 32” heavy half with ebony foretip, presentation wood.

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    I too ordered the Montana Roughrider in .45-70 with a 30Ē bbl., shotgun buttstock and wood upgraded one tick.

    Why donít you join us for the NRA BPCR matches at the Upper Nisqually Sportsmanís Club in Eatonville. Steve and Becky Morris are the best match coordinators and I have learned so much and had so much fun shooting with this club I canít descibe it.

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    I have a Shilo Sharps Military rifle that I purchased off the rack, but I love it like I ordered it. I also have a original trapdoor that looks perfect sitting next to my sharps. Those pictures are fantastic and if that trapdoor shoots half as good as it looks....wow! Good luck with your retirement, you are going to find out that it seems like you had more free time while you were working than in retirement.
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    You ordered one like mine, I love it! Congrats!

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    I waited 2 years for mine. Looking back on it I wish I would have bought a Pedersoli and been shooting it for 2 years while I was waiting. I’m confident the loads I’d have worked up for the Pedersoli would not have been successful in my Shiloh but the experience would not have been wasted time.

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