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Old 11-21-2020, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Hunting this season with a Sharps 45-90

After working up a decent black powder load (560 grain paper patched bullet) for my Shiloh Sharps, I decided I was going to only use this rifle this year. Having lost our lease we were on after 35 years, I am back to hunting on the 30 acres here at home. Hung a bow stand in September to be able to get a decent shot out to 75 yards or so. Dad has had a feeder set up below their house for about 10 years. He watches through binos from the house and feeds me info via text while Iím in the stand.

Iíve been hunting my butt off this week, morning and evening. Deer are moving like crazy. Bucks starting to really chase but the does arenít in yet IMO. I refuse to shoot my resident does as they are my live bait for bucks passing through here.

This will be a continuous live hunt throughout the season as I hunt with top of the line 1870ís technology.



My cartridge.



This morning. 12 yards but illegal as hell.




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Old 11-21-2020, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:51 PM   #3
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Good luck. Should get good blood trails..............
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:58 PM   #4
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Good luck! Nothing like the smell of burnt black powder in the morning!
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:00 PM   #5
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Good luck! Nothing like the smell of burnt black powder in the morning!
It gets in your blood.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:01 PM   #6
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:43 PM   #7
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Classic camo too! The best to ya.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:00 PM   #8
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I like it!
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:02 PM   #9
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Awesome!
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:05 PM   #10
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Sweet rifle right there!
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:06 PM   #11
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Can reach a might further than 75yds with that gun. Should b alot of fun
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:33 PM   #12
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Awesomeness! Good luck.


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Old 11-21-2020, 07:51 PM   #13
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That is cool
I had a 45-70 Quigley and was afraid to take it hunting as I might scratch it. Worst decision I ever made on selling a gun, period!
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:25 PM   #14
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Love that old Sharps, that's nice. Good luck.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:55 PM   #15
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Can reach a might further than 75yds with that gun. Should b alot of fun
For game I wouldn’t shoot past around 200. But I do have dope on this rifle out to 700 yards and am ringing steel consistently.

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Old 11-22-2020, 01:12 AM   #16
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After seeing this thread i had to youtube some BPRC silhouette videos
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:20 AM   #17
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After seeing this thread i had to youtube some BPRC silhouette videos
Itís pretty cool, Iím definitely hooked.

Iím back up this morning and gonna climb the tree again.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:48 PM   #18
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I always wanted a Sharps
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:14 PM   #19
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I busted a decent doe this morning. Bullet did fine, she ran 40 yards and piled up. I’ll be back hunting the rut next week.

Shot was awesome. Gun goes off, smoke fills the trees. I’m definitely hooked to black powder cartridge hunting.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:16 PM   #20
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This so cool. Awesome rifle! Congrats on the doe!! Good luck in the rut


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