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Been quiet here. I hope the Chinese red bug hasn't bit any of you.

I been getting an interest in the .38-50 Hepburn so I placed a order with DZ Arms in this caliber with a 1/12 ROT barrel.

Do any of you guys shoot this caliber and what are your thoughts for the long range shooting to the 1K line.
I primarily had silhouette and midrange in mind but the 1K would be interesting. I know that the .38-72 has been on line tor the 1k but I wonder if the .38-50 can hold it's own at this extended range.

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I bet it will if you paperpatch it to bore and seat it all the way out Kurt.

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Hey ole Friend. Good to see you. It's been a while.
Yes I will give it a try at Alliance I hope in the spring if I have the rifle. I'm way over do for that match. I have been seeing some of my friends are gone now.

This little caliber will be an interesting upcoming project to keep me occupied for a spell. Yes it will be patched and I have the mould and 700 cast to get me going laugh

Hope to see you on line at Alliance.

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Hi Kurt! You'll like it at Alliance there's been a few improvements since you were last there. Those Hepburns with the toilet flusher handles are so ugly their cute!

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Yes those Hep's are an ugly looking shooter compared to the 74 Sharps, but you know it's hard for a retired Plumber that has changed a lot of flush levers in the 30 plus years in the trade to get away from using them laugh
Y'all have a merry Christmas and stay well.

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A 74 Sharps is a ugly conversion of a rifle that was originally designed for paper cartridges and very inefficient with its long hammer throw and dog leg firing pin. A Winchester highwall, Hepburn or even a Rolling block all look better and are better guns.

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Way to start out on the forum......dig up a year and half old thread and insult members rifles.


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Aww heck twitch, don't pay him no never mind he will be a learning as he goes along.

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Not my first time here, just under a different name due to computer loss, emails no longer valid etc. Thanks for the welcome! I know its blasphemy but I never could see the fascination with the 74 Sharps, so many better designs. The Hepburn and Highwall are the pinnacles for me, and if it is historical buffalo era get a rolling block.[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

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And a roller[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

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Here is another roller for you[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

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Those are fine looking Plumbers rifles. I picked mine up a few days after Christmas and I have had time getting 500 .38-40 cases formed and it is a fine shooter but only at 200 yards at this point. I don't have a long range here.
I cant seem to get a photo posted here no matter how much I refuse the size for some reason

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I like the case but the wood needs to be redone.

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Yes, that color case is gorgeous, who did it?

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38-55 Hepburn, I am looking for a tang peep site, like Powderflask has on his Hepburn, can you give some pointers on where to find one and the hardware to install it? Rio7

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The case was done at Wyo Armory.

Ri07 you can get the base at MVA and also the sight.

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Kurt71, I don't know what MVA is? Please explain Rio7

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Montana Vintage Arms (MVA) makes the best soule sights, you can find others, some cheaper at Buffalo Arms. https://www.buffaloarms.com/target-44-iron-sights-optics.html

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Thank You for the info. Rio7

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