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.50-90 Shiloh #14560455 02/10/20
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Thinking that I need a .50-90 from Shiloh. I have had Shilohs in several .40 cal, .44 cal and .45 cal but no .50 cals. It will be strictly for hunting and an attention getter at the local range every now and then but not planning on competition shooting. I am thinking a heavy octagon in a Hartford with steel butt plate might satisfy me for now. I had a .50-70 in a Remington Rolling Block and it was fun but it didn’t make me happy like the Shilohs do. Any tips?


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I once had a Farmingdale Shiloh in 50-90.
It was very effective on elk!
Used BP and paper patched bullets.


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Re: .50-90 Shiloh [Re: pacecars] #14560660 02/10/20
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Originally Posted by pacecars
Thinking that I need a .50-90 from Shiloh. I have had Shilohs in several .40 cal, .44 cal and .45 cal but no .50 cals. It will be strictly for hunting and an attention getter at the local range every now and then but not planning on competition shooting. I am thinking a heavy octagon in a Hartford with steel butt plate might satisfy me for now. I had a .50-70 in a Remington Rolling Block and it was fun but it didn’t make me happy like the Shilohs do. Any tips?
I like mine. Gunner500 has one also, I think. PM him for the straight scoop.

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Yes EE, I have two 50-90's, pacecars, do you want a pretty rifle or a period correct buffalo rifle?

I have a #3 sporter with Schnabel forend, shotgun butt, 22 twist 30 inch #1 heavy barrel, it weighs 11 lbs and is a hell of a hunting rifle, used it to drive a 750gr grease groove bullet 9ft up into a bedded 1800lb Eland bull in Africa, also smoked a Sable bull with it at 99 yards, buckhorn barrel sights and copper penny front sight all the way.

The other is a #3 straight stocked, shotgun butt 16lb bull barrel rifle, it has a pewter cap and 32 inch 22 twist barrel, wears a Hoke rear tang sight and Distant Thunder front sight, use it and 705gr paper patch bullets here at the farm on gongs out to 500 yards, just fired a five shot group at 400 yards that measured 2x3.5 inches, and a five shot group at 500 yards that went 5x6.5 inches, these damn things are a blast!

It's wet and rainy here, have a gong set at 700 yards up on the mountain, have the stand strapped to the ATV, soon as the rain lifts i'll take the stand, chain and s hooks up with a couple cans of paint and get it ready.


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dam gunner that sounds like fun

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It's more than fun 44, it's an addiction!


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i bet it is lol

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Yessir, from the beginning of drawing out on paper then ordering a custom bullet mold, to selecting or making up an alloy, to heating up the lead pot and casting a hundred bullets, to getting or cutting the paper patches, to rolling them on, to developing an accurate load, getting it zeroed for the hunt.

All the way to filling 6 deer tags in one year with bullets you cast, loaded and shot yourself, to setting down at a table of fried deer loin with potatoes and gravy, a fresh sliced sweet onion and two ice cold beers...........................yessir, it doesn't get any better! smile


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dont get no better than that .a lot more enjoyable when you do all that for your self. congrats

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You bet 44, just like hunting those lever actions from the ground, that's what I call the original "Ground and Pound" grin


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lmao

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I can heartily recommend the 50-90 as well. Mine is a Browning 1885 high wall BPCR and shoot it with a LBT 700 grain gas check flatpoint with AA 5744. Haven’t got anything with it yet but impressively accurate and a ball to shoot.

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Any Shiloh will make me happy. Have fun.

What is the wait time now days?


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Originally Posted by 1minute
Any Shiloh will make me happy. Have fun.

What is the wait time now days?



It depends on if you order it through Shiloh (14+ months maybe) or through Bill Goodman (6 months or less)


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I still have the pics of your bullets and rifle gunner500


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Impressive gun and bullets. One of the reasons I want one. I have got to quit hanging out with people that enable my addiction!


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Well crap! Ordered one through my friendly neighborhood pusher Bill Goodman, gotta take him off speed dial and lose his email! It should be here around mid June! Hartford, 32 inch polished heavy octagon barrel, 1:22 twist with full buckhorn sights, semi fancy wood, steel checkered butt plate. Time to start gathering brass and molds! Which dies are y’all using?

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Dam Gunner I do Like the way you Think!


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Originally Posted by 1minute


What is the wait time now days?


Just over 19 months and my letter came last week. For an 1874 btw.


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What is the wait time now days?


Just over 19 months and my letter came last week. For an 1874 btw.




Congrats! Details?


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