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« on: March 21, 2017, 06:46:31 pm »


Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Company. I saw one yesterday in very good condition made sometime between 1980-83.What should it be worth?
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 11:27:31 am »

Depends on condition, caliber, and how its set up.  Also, if it is a Farmingdale Rifle they don't sell for quite as much.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 08:46:06 pm »

If it is a 50-90 it should not sell for a lot either.  50-90 in a light rifle 12# or less will make you a believer.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 06:55:42 am »

50-140 should be good for LR.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 08:58:38 am »

50-140 should be good for LR.
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Excellent if you can stand the pain associated with firing twelve to twenty rounds from the prone position. I saw a guy shooting one at Camp Perry several years ago. The recoil would actually slide him back on the mat.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 10:31:09 am »

Condition determines the value of anything. I just got $1500 for a 26 year old Toyota 4x4 because it was properly maintained.

Shiloh does their best to dissuade people from ordering the .45/110 and .45/120 unless they are seasoned BPCR veterans.

Same for the .50 chamberings larger than 50-70. But - some guys gotta have the biggest gun on the range. I LOVE watching them shoot them, gritting their teeth, pretending they're having a good time after a the first few shots. Usually develops into a world class flinch.

Then I challenge them to a casual match .....

You rarely see Shilohs chambered in 45-70 on the market. They tend to be keepers.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 11:48:03 am »

If the price was low enough it would be a good candidate to send to Shiloh and have it rebarreled to a more usable cartridge and the breechblock updated.
 Having shot a 50-140 once, I can honestly say it's something I have no desire to do again.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 12:42:09 pm »

I contacted SS and they would rebarrel for $585.  R 13 what would you recommend for caliber for long range? I have a couple of 45-70's and a 45-90 highwall.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 12:43:54 pm »

Excellent if you can stand the pain associated with firing twelve to twenty rounds from the prone position. I saw a guy shooting one at Camp Perry several years ago. The recoil would actually slide him back on the mat.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 12:45:18 pm »

I contacted SS and they would rebarrel for $585.  R 13 what would you recommend for caliber for long range? I have a couple of 45-70's and a 45-90 highwall.
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It's pretty hard to best a 45-90, altho there are some good results in the creedmoor matches with the 45-70.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 03:30:46 pm »

I was thinkin more along the lines of a 40 cal either bottleneck or straight wall.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 03:59:01 pm »

Best solution is to sign onto the Shiloh forum and get the opinions of the guys who live and breath BPCR LR rifles.

What CAS shooters consider to be "long range" and what they consider "long range" are two different things.

I don't think any of the .40s could be considered "long range" by their standards.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 04:30:05 pm »

Ranch 13, is just keeping his secret -weapon to himself (44-77  Sharps) a do it all cartridge .   ,,DT
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 05:09:40 pm »

Ranch 13, is just keeping his secret -weapon to himself (44-77  Sharps) a do it all cartridge .   ,,DT

Well I thought about mentioning the 44 2 1/4, but when that happens there is all manner of folks jump all over it for being a bottleneck, not accurate, expensive, and a whole list of other inexperienced stuff. Grin
 But yes the 44-77 can do it all.. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 05:14:23 pm »

Yes Sir! agree with all of that! ,,,DT
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2017, 05:20:35 pm »

I was thinkin more along the lines of a 40 cal either bottleneck or straight wall.
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Depends on what you are calling long range. Most 40's get into trouble going past 600 yds. To get past that you need to go with a 14 twist, lots of powder and heavy bullets, then the recoil is back into the 45's region.
 I have a 40-70ss that shoots well to 600, but it only weighs a touch over 9 lbs. and by the end of a full blown midrange or silhouette match, the recoil starts to get a bit tiresome.
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 09:59:22 pm »

Should have said 40+ cal either st wall or bottle neck. LR=1000+yds. What is the case that is used for 44-77?
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Would you be willing to share your bullet specs?
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2017, 10:13:09 pm »

44-77 is it's own case. Captec makes them and used Shiloh's chamber drawing so you're good to go there.
Both my Shiloh's shoot the best with bullets from 1.1 inches long to 1.3. Anything over 1.3 inches gets a bit dicey past 800 yds. Paper patch for accuracy .434-435 patched in 8 lb paper. Greasers .448 diameter.
Recoil of the 44-77 is more than manageable.
If you have Shiloh rebarrel that rifle request the reamer with the 7 degree lead, it shoots both patched and greasers just fine.
Olde Eynsford 2 or 1 1/2 F both have proven to be the best powder, combining the accuracy and velocity without the harder fouling troubles that Swiss can give. 1 1/2 Swiss works the best of the Swiss powders if one is so inclined.
Chip Mate used his Shiloh in 44-77 with Olde Eynsford at the World Championship 1000 yd match at Ben Avery a couple of weeks ago to keep the big boys holding center real hard..We had a couple of relays that got into some real squirrels wind switches and mirage bubbles or he likely would of won the whole deal.
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2017, 06:30:25 am »

Thanks Ranch 13 much appreciated. At this point I think the price on that one is a little steep, if I could get them to come down about $500 it might be doable.
 What were the dates of that match at Avery? We were there from 2/13 thru 2/26.
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2017, 09:13:07 am »

We were there the 8th or 9th and left on the 13th.
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2017, 09:52:37 am »

I contacted SS and they would rebarrel for $585.  R 13 what would you recommend for caliber for long range? I have a couple of 45-70's and a 45-90 highwall.
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I shoot several CAS and Creedmoor (out to a 1000 yards) matches each year.  While in the right hands, there are several calibers that can perform at the longer ranges.  I have found that the 45-2.4 (45-90) to be optimum, especially with very heavy bullets. It has a good balance between power and recoil.  Just keep in mind that larger calibers can shoot shorter distances, while the smaller calibers don't do as well at the longer distances.
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2017, 07:20:41 pm »

I like my 45/90 Have shot out to 1000 yds. and knocks over steel buffalos at 300 yds
probably a little better than 45/70s.  My 50/90 really has a rainbow trajectory so it's
mainly for historical purpose. my 2 cents worth

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