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#7175488 - 12/12/12 03:35 PM 50-90
303mike Offline
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I know it has been talked about before but how many like the .50-90? What bullets do you use?

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#7175533 - 12/12/12 03:44 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: 303mike]
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Pretty sure EthanEdwards has one may wanta pull on his chain for info.
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#7175595 - 12/12/12 04:01 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: FlyboyFlem]
sharpsguy Offline
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The 50-90 is not what it is cracked up to be. It doesn't have the reach of the various 45 calibers and for sure and certain doesn't kill as well as the 45-110 or 45-70, for that matter.

And yes, I have one and have owned several in the past.

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#7176131 - 12/12/12 06:01 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: sharpsguy]
gunner500 Offline
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Originally Posted By: sharpsguy
The 50-90 is not what it is cracked up to be. It doesn't have the reach of the various 45 calibers and for sure and certain doesn't kill as well as the 45-110 or 45-70, for that matter.

And yes, I have one and have owned several in the past.


I was gonna see if I could hire you to build me a 50-490. LOL

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#7176269 - 12/12/12 06:31 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: sharpsguy]
303mike Offline
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Sharpsguy, If you still have one then the .50-90 couldn't be all bad. Please tell me a little more.

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#7176503 - 12/12/12 07:19 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: 303mike]
sharpsguy Offline
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I haven't shot it in 4 or 5 years. I keep it as a reminder and to let people shoot it and see how it is lacking when compared to one of the 45s.

Mine has a 1-26 twist barrel and won't hit due east with a bullet lighter than 650 grains. Those heavy bullets really have a rainbow trajectory, and the rifle kicks. A lot. Contrary to what you might think, the 650 grain FN bullet does not knock animals down or kill as quickly as a good 45, nor does it penetrate as well . I went to Africa in 2009 with a friend, and carried my Shiloh 45-110 Business Rifle. He carried his scoped Shiloh No. 1 Sporter in 50-90 and was shooting 600 grain bullets. His experience was like mine with the 50-90 in that the rifle didn't exactly impress everyone with the way it worked. My 45-110, on the other hand,did a good job, and I wound up taking a springbok at a lasered 537 yards with it shooting a traditional 511 grain paper patched bullet.

Get one if you want, but don't say that you weren't warned when you wind up disappointed.

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#7176698 - 12/12/12 08:00 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: sharpsguy]
EvilTwin Offline
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grinNow there is always the 44-90 BN whistle
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#7176816 - 12/12/12 08:29 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: sharpsguy]
303mike Offline
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Sharpsguy, Thanks for those extra details. My .50-90, however, is already on its way, so I might have to try some things with it.

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#7176942 - 12/12/12 09:09 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: sharpsguy]
tex_n_cal Offline
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Originally Posted By: sharpsguy

Mine has a 1-26 twist barrel and won't hit due east with a bullet lighter than 650 grains.


grin glad I ordered a .45-90 smile
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#7177267 - 12/13/12 04:49 AM Re: 50-90 [Re: tex_n_cal]
EvilTwin Offline
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Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: tex_n_cal
Originally Posted By: sharpsguy

Mine has a 1-26 twist barrel and won't hit due east with a bullet lighter than 650 grains.


grin glad I ordered a .45-90 smile



grinYers will do real gud wid the same slug Sharpsguy uses. 500-540 grains kick ass in 45 caliber rifles. YOU saw whut a 450 grain PP slug will do, grin
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