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Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  The Barracks (Moderators: Delmonico, Pitspitr)  |  Topic: Chiappa Sharps M1863/1868 50-70 carbine (now with pictures) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
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Drydock
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« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2018, 08:46:07 pm »

Any Marine will tell you, that a .50 is a comforting thing to be around.
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« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2018, 10:16:13 pm »

The .50-70 is just about my favorite rifle round in either my '68 rifle or my '70 carbine!
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« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2018, 10:26:47 pm »

As a 300 pace/yard/meter combat/field cartridge, its about as good as a BP cartridge gets.  Too bad the Franco-Prussian war made everybody think warfare was going to be 1000 yard volley fire!

I'm putting this thread to bed.  This particular carbine in this chambering is two thumbs up.  Spare parts are easy to get, VTI/Taylors/Cimarron all show parts in stock.  Allready have a spare firing pin just in case.

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« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2018, 07:01:21 am »

We’re you shooting into the trees with a bullet or shot loads?
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« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2018, 12:32:09 pm »

We’re you shooting into the trees with a bullet or shot loads?

Lyman 515141 450 gr bullets/28 grs 5744.

I tried shot loads in my 50-70 MR and gave it up as a bad job after I hit a beautiful Blue Grouse that flew off. Might work on Starlings, but not on a quality game bird.
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