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#7183719 - 12/14/12 03:36 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: BrentD]
303mike Offline
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Sharpsguy, I'm not a complete pilgrim with the .50-90 and please remember, my original question was simply "what bullets do you like?" Now let me ask another question. Why does a .50-70 seem to do so well with a 1 in 26" twist and the .50-90 do so poorly?

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#7183757 - 12/14/12 03:44 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: 303mike]
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Found a twist calculator by some guy named Howell....
Anyway a .495-500 diameter bullet 1.2-1.25 inches long at 1300 fps and the twist rate comes back at 1-26.
The original sharps bullet was listed as 1 1/16 inches long.
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#7183786 - 12/14/12 03:52 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: 303mike]
Kurt71 Offline
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smile I'm going to jump in here and defend the under dog smile

I shoot the .50-2.5 Shiloh, I don't know anything about the C-Sharps but I know some that shoot it and they shoot it quite well.

But My .50 has always been the go to rifle when conditions were rough at long range shoots and it has always served me well and it is the most consistently accurate rifle in my inventory, but I will say this, my new .44-100 Rem st is out shooting it hands down smile

One thing you keep in mind and what Sharpsguy said, your not going to get the results what the .50 is capable of using a light bullet. I dont know what the 1/26 twist shoots best or the length range of the bullet it will handle I have a 1/22 ROT in my Shiloh and it shoots the 1.5" long bullet the best. 720 gr.

Your tolerance for recoil will most likely be the factor for the accuracy potential you will get from your .50 not so much as the caliber. I'm 72 and I'm trying to ween myself away from the big 50, but I know I will still reach for it when things get tough.

I don't know what my .50 would do on big game It never took anything larger then Deer and when I went after a Bison I reached for the .44-90 bn Sharps but I had the .50 with me.

Shoot the big 50 and enjoy it.

Kurt


Edited by Kurt71 (12/14/12 03:54 PM)

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#7183813 - 12/14/12 03:59 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: Kurt71]
Kurt71 Offline
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Forgot.

Mine shoots the Creedmoor nosed bullet the best. Like the Paul Jones 45001 only in a .510 diameter 1.5" long.

Kurt

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#7184015 - 12/14/12 04:45 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: Kurt71]
303mike Offline
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Thanks Kurt. And thank you too Ranch.

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#7199098 - 12/18/12 11:06 AM Re: 50-90 [Re: 303mike]
Kurt71 Offline
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Mike.

Here is a example what the .50/2.5 can do at 200 yards.
That is a old target I took a picture off when I first put the MVA 28" scope on my Shiloh. There are two groups I shot using a 685 grain 1.5" long GG bullet using a full load of 1FG Goex Express powder.

The target on the left was the 685 gr
The one on the right is a 720 gr with the same powder load but the muzzle jump raised the impact. With the 1/22 twist my rifle takes the longer bullets to shoot like it does.


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#7200516 - 12/18/12 04:59 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: Kurt71]
303mike Offline
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Kurt, Thanks for "showing off." That is impressive. And I got my new .50-90 yesterday, should shoot it tomorrow. For now I've got 20 loaded rounds with bullets and powder just to make the gun go bang. Then I'll get more serious and try some 500 grain paper patch loads, maybe my gun's 1 in 26" twist will be kind enough for some closer range shooting. It does sound like I'll need 540 grains or so before getting serious. Thanks again, I hope I can do something similar.

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#7200593 - 12/18/12 05:12 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: 303mike]
Kurt71 Offline
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That rifle will just fine as soon as you two stop bumping heads and come to an agreement.
The .50 is kinda like a spooked Horse, they take the bit in their teeth and run till you do what they like and get them calmed down then they will do what you want. smile

Kurt


Edited by Kurt71 (12/18/12 05:14 PM)

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#7200758 - 12/18/12 05:42 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: Kurt71]
EvilTwin Offline
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grin...and ya still grabbed the 44/90 BN to kill sumpthin' grin (a bit of vested interest here grin)
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#7201683 - 12/18/12 09:01 PM Re: 50-90 [Re: EvilTwin]
Kurt71 Offline
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grin Yup ET; must be the age thing wink gettin to be a wimp.
But for a hunting caliber The big .44 BN is a hard hitting flat shooting round.
The 6 different Sharps calibers I have they will all do what the two 10 shot groups that are on that target above. You cant force feed them what they dont want to shoot.

Kurt

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