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Re: 50-140 Sharps
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:06 AM
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Well, Paul, there's "long", and there's "big around", and then there's "long AND big around". I have never cared much for "long" - I don't think they burn powder 'right'. I do like "big around", but not loaded to max loads. Most black powder charges can't get "big around" going fast enough to 'hurt' on the butt-end. However, put "big around" together with "long" - ala the 45-120 - and use smokeless powder for propellant, and you better stand by for 'heavy rolls'.

I like the rifles I have that are chambered in .45 and .51 caliber. While I keep the charges 'modest' and the rifle weights up in order to reduce recoil, they still put a grin on my face when I see those big chunks of lead land like mortars on target butts!

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