1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by kirkbridgershooters, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. kirkbridgershooters

    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    Although this isn't a Sako, I am sure a few might find this gun interesting


    This project started over 5 years ago when I ordered my 1877 Sharps from Shiloh Rifles in Big Timber, Montana. What was expected to be a 15 month wait turned into 5 years. Finally this October, I got the rifle in time to use it for the hunting season.

    I was able to shoot turkey, antelope and a deer with it. Mike Venturino and I worked on an article for "Rifle" magazine, combining my smokeless loads and hunting with his research on the 1877 and black powder loads. Once finished, the gun is magnificent and the article quite enlightening to the history and use of the rare 1877 Sharps...

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    Sean Hodges Well-Known Member

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    Down right impressive. I’d like to read the full article. Is it in the most current issue?

    Also like the Sitka Gear. Wear that brand almost exclusively.
     
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    Yes, it just came out in the July issue...
     
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    Beautiful rifle, and a nice pronghorn to boot. Are pronghorns good eating?
     
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    Yes, perhaps the best wild game a guy can get. There are those that have heard it isn't any good and they will live by that statement, but they are sadly mistaken...
     

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