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Thread: Hunting With The Shiloh 1877

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    Boolit Bub shrapnel's Avatar
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    Hunting With The Shiloh 1877

    After waiting almost 5 years, I got one of the nicest guns I own. Built to my specifications, it really is a personal favorite. Early in the season, I got a turkey. Then then next week I got an antelope. The antelope was 209 yards and with iron sights, it is hard to make a precise shot that you take for granted with a scope. Then I got another turkey. Last week, I finished the season with mule deer.

    I saw the group of deer feeding their way into a draw that was protected from the wind. I went around the back side to see if I could locate them and after a half mile sneak on a single doe, I realized she wasn't with the initial group I saw. After walking down the back side of a ridge, I proceeded to another lookout and found the rest of the deer all bedded down. They were over 600 yards, so I began sneaking and crawling through the cactus to get within good shooting distance.

    After a few hundred yards, I was able to crest the ridge and crawl over the top with enough grass to protect me from being seen. I ranged the buck at 208 yards, nearly identical to the antelope distance. There was a fairly stiff wind, so I put 5 minutes of wind on the Soule sight and set for 200 yards, shot the buck in his bed. He did get up, stumble down the hill dead...








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    Good way to break in a new rifle! Congratulations.
    "Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est."

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    sounds like fun hunting
    excellent
    Hit em'hard
    hit em'often

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    Great stalking and shooting
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

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    Nice hunting and beautiful rifle.

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    Boolit Master
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    Way to go. What caliber?
    Last edited by Wolfer; 11-30-2018 at 06:53 PM.
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    NEAT!!!
    What caliber?
    https://shilohrifle.com/rifles/1877-...english-rifle/
    Thanks
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    Last edited by skeettx; 11-30-2018 at 06:58 PM.
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    Thank You for sharing and that is some great shooting and a very beautiful rifle.....Wow that looks like fun.

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    The same shrapnel that Venturino keeps writing about?
    That rifle and the results from it are beautiful

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    wow!Thanks for taking us along on the ride, beautiful rifle, good success on the game and fine shooting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPinMI View Post
    The same shrapnel that Venturino keeps writing about?
    That rifle and the results from it are beautiful
    Yup, the same one.

    The caliber is 45-70...




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    Boolit Master

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    I'd say you done good!
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    Beautiful rifle, great shooting. Congratulations.
    Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

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    That is the best looking Sharps that I've seen. And it obviously works! Share your load recipe, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    That is the best looking Sharps that I've seen. And it obviously works! Share your load recipe, please.
    Im using 5744 powder and 405 grain grease groove bullet...

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    Wow, beautiful rifle


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    Fine looking shooting piece.
    Well blooded too!
    Nothing is impossible for the person that does not have to do it.

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    Most excellent shrapnel! I just knew that rifle was a meat maker the first time I laid eyes on it.

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