Author Topic: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.  (Read 498 times)

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.50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« on: February 22, 2019, 05:34:56 pm »
OK.  I'm looking at purchasing an Uberti 1876 in .50-95.  I can't find what the twist rate of the rifling nor the barrel lengths available.  I would prefer the Carbine version but I can live with the Rifle.  I am seriously thinking of modifying the buttstock to a shotgun style to lesson the pain that cresent butt plate gives when shot from a sitting or kneeling position.  Any Info will be appreciated, thanks.
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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 06:25:50 pm »
Hello, and welcome. I can't help you with your question about twist, Dusty or Greyhawk will be along, they are two of the more knowledgeable on that sort of thing. I would like to add that before you go whacking off a chunk of stock, have a gander at gunstock.com. they have an option that can make your curved buttstock to shotgun buttstock. I have 2 of them and love them. Adds a bit of lop, which I needed anyway. And the covers are awesome also, in my humble opinion. Check it out.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2019, 07:05:33 am by King Medallion »

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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 09:57:36 pm »
Grapeshot, the Uberti '76 rifles are all 28".  The first couple years that they were made, Cimarron had a 'smith cut some to 22" but that was quite a while ago now.  The carbines are all 22" round barrels.  The carbines are 45-75 and 45-60 only.

You could consider putting a carbine buttstock on a rifle, but I don't know how hard it would be to get one.

Twist rate is 48" according to this:
https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/bore-groove-twist/
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 10:03:05 pm by Abilene »

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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 04:46:21 am »
Grapeshot, the Uberti '76 rifles are all 28".  The first couple years that they were made, Cimarron had a 'smith cut some to 22" but that was quite a while ago now.  The carbines are all 22" round barrels.  The carbines are 45-75 and 45-60 only.

You could consider putting a carbine buttstock on a rifle, but I don't know how hard it would be to get one.

Twist rate is 48" according to this:
https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/bore-groove-twist/

 a bit of a query on that Cimmarron chart - the 45/60 is listed there as 20" twist - the latest Uberti advert tells me 40" twist ????

not gonna affect Grapeshot at all the 50/95 is 48" twist anyplace I looked.

A 50/95 would sure be fun hope he keeps us posted

Slug the bore - make sure you shooting a boolit a couple thou oversize - fillerup with black - put a wad 40 to 60 thou and neat size over the powder - make some smoke

Its an express load - I am guessing you might get 1600Fps out of a 350 grain pill over straight blackpowder - for sure anything you hit with it is gonna lay down and pretend its very dead!

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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 04:56:25 am »
OK.  I'm looking at purchasing an Uberti 1876 in .50-95.  I can't find what the twist rate of the rifling nor the barrel lengths available.  I would prefer the Carbine version but I can live with the Rifle.  I am seriously thinking of modifying the buttstock to a shotgun style to lesson the pain that cresent butt plate gives when shot from a sitting or kneeling position.  Any Info will be appreciated, thanks.

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On another forum here kwilliams1876 posted that he was shooting a 430 grain boolit in his 50/95 - said the 48 twist was handling it fine - still not a long boolit I spose eh. Maybe worth checking out when you get going with yours.

My 45/75 seems to like heavier boolits a bit better but it is the tighter 20" twist.   

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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 06:27:21 pm »
My UBERTI 50-95 Has a 1 in 48" twist. Have been shooting the Ideal 512138 bullet after trying many other weights and styles.
Once we are clear of the winter deep freeze I will play with this load some more as it has shown some real 100 yd promise.
kw

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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 09:08:33 pm »
Thanks everybody for your input.  When I finally make  up my mind, I'll let you know how well it shoots and with what.  I'll add pictures as well if I can get photo bucket to cooperate.
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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 11:19:22 pm »
Not that it makes any difference, just an interesting note.  Original 1876 Winchester rifles and carbines in .50 Express had a 1 in 60" twist rate. 

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Re: .50-95 Twist Rate in Uberti Rifles.
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 05:27:45 am »
Not that it makes any difference, just an interesting note.  Original 1876 Winchester rifles and carbines in .50 Express had a 1 in 60" twist rate. 

Buck
That makes sense of kw's heavier boolit load hey.
430 grain x .50 soft lead over say 85 grains? of Swiss --nothin with fur on it gonna argue much with that I believe