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Offline Galloway

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45 2 7/8ths question
« on: November 05, 2019, 02:35:13 AM »
Been browsing through old catalogs and noticed i havent seen the 45 2 7/8th offered with any more than 105 grs with a 500gr bullet. Ive found 110gr loadings with a 293 express bullet but never the big 500 or 550s. Just wondering if anyone has thanks.

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Re: 45 2 7/8ths question
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 09:39:58 AM »
That's the way it was loaded  by the Sharps factory during it's short lifespan.
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Re: 45 2 7/8ths question
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 05:56:09 PM »
Thanks pard i wondered if maybe maybe umc or win etc, might have loaded it up with 110 and 500s. As it stands it looks like 45 4/10ths was the most powerful sharps 45 unless one handloaded.

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Re: 45 2 7/8ths question
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 06:14:55 PM »
Winchester did offer the 2 7/8 with 100 grains of powder and a 550 gr bullet.
Power wise they're all about the same from the 2.4 up.
 
Today most of us that shoot the 2 7/8 load depending on brand of case 100-108 gr. of powder with a 535 +- bullet.
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