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    Double duty

    Prairie dogs - free 500 round box of 22. shells - $20 Crossno 22. barrel liner - $185 45-70 Sharps rifle - Priceless Was on a camping trip in the Missouri Breaks of north central Montana over the Labor Day weekend and incorporated some 'old school' technology to harass some prairie dog...
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    Anyone shoot a single shot out there?

    Been hunting almost 45 years and the last 18 years has been with blackpowder (Thompson Center .54 Hawken and Shiloh Sharps 45-70). Hunting with and putting meat on the table with single shots has been the most rewarding form of hunting with firearms and I have no intention of changing. I took...
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    Old School Convert 2017

    Very rewarding to put meat on the table with 19th century technology! I use a modified version of Robert Duvall's famous line from Apocalypse Now..."I love the smell of black powder burning in the morning!"
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    Elk .... Let's see them!!!

    Little Belt Mountains of central Montana on opening day.
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    Old School Convert 2017

    If I were to have another BPC rifle, a Rolling Block would be my choice.
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    Old School Convert 2017

    I got in on a group of them, but could not determine how many there were due to all the timber. I suspect there were perhaps half a dozen or more. They were about 100 yards below me in a shallow draw. Didn't know weather or not I would get a shot due to all the timber. To my surprise they...
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    Old School Convert 2017

    A special animal taken Saturday on opening day in the Little Belt Mtns of central Montana with a M1874 Shiloh Sharps 4570 using 70 grns of FF behind a traditional 405 grn paper patched bullet.
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    Deer - lets see em

    . If you are drooling now, you will be dried up and evaporated after you walk into Shilo Sharps and look at the display case!
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    Deer - lets see em

    My 2013 whitetail taken in central Montana.
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    Old School Convert

    This is a picture I took right after I received the gun. It has since acquired a few nicks and dings.
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    Old School Convert

    The upper bullet is what I recovered from the first day's shot. Below that is one of my patched 410 grn bullets and a loaded round for size reference.
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    Old School Convert

    Been preoccupied since first providing the post and not getting to the details right away. I purchased the rifle from Shilo Sharps in Big Timber, MT six years ago. I've been hunting strictly with black powder for about 15 years now, starting with a T/C 54 cal. Hawken. I've taken quite a few...
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    Old School Convert

    Shiloh Sharps M1874 45-70. 70grns FF 410 gr cast paper patch bullet.
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