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Re: Shiloh #1 [Re: Ranch13] #15646781 01/12/21
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I'm thinking about buying a Shiloh in 44-77 that has a 34" Green Mountain 1-17 twist barrel that has the Remington type paper patch only chamber installed by John King. It supposedly has never been fired. I've read a lot of threads in the last 2 weeks and the best and most informative have seemed to be here. It sounds like a fun cartridge and will be my first time paper patching.


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Re: Shiloh #1 [Re: Ranch13] #15649223 01/12/21
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I would caution you to proceed carefully with that paper patch only chamber.
If the chamber dimension is too tight you may not get consistent accuracy. If it's one of those "paper patch" chamber with an excessively long throat, accuracy may be challenging to achieve.
The twist rate will be good for bullets over 1.3 inches long.


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Re: Shiloh #1 [Re: Ranch13] #15649812 01/13/21
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Thanks for the info Ranch13. Maybe this is not the Sharps I need. It know in the description it states "Will not chamber ammo loaded with .446" grease and groove bullets." The rifle seems to be at good price for a minty looking Shiloh $2600ish. Maybe it's the paper patch only chamber holding it back. I'm still in a holding pattern trying to make sure I'm going in the right direction. Could I have the chamber fixed to shoot GG or paper patch? Or maybe have the barrel swapped out to a different caliber. I've not invested in any reloading components yet for 44-77.

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Pretty good chance a plain ol 44=77 reamer would clean it up. Might see if you can get a drawing of the reamer they used and go from there.
Reloading equipment isn't a terrible thing to come across for the 44-77, it's simple enough to just use the Lee 43 mauser dies, and get a compression die from BACO , or Montana Extreme.


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Re: Shiloh #1 [Re: Ranch13] #15654167 01/14/21
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Thanks for the info!

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Re: Shiloh #1 [Re: Ranch13] #15654341 01/14/21
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You're welcome, if you get that rifle and for some reason the chamber can't be opened up , the the Lee 43 spanish dies might be the way to go, as they are intended for a .439 bullet.


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