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    Team GunsNetwork PLATINUM 10/2012 rci2950's Avatar

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    Wanting an old time carbine in 45/70

    Looking at the Pedersoli linup and my options are either the Sharps, trapdoor or rolling block. Looking for something compact for range fun and deer hunting from a tree stand. I will be hand loading my own ammunition to old specs using cast bullets. Out of all three which would you all pick? I have researched the strengths of the three and already understasnd the trapdoor is the weakest design but I am most drawn to that one. I am also open to other suggestions to early single shot 45/70 carbines.




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    I like the Sharps the best, but that's just me....

    While not the same exact gun, this is what got me interested in the Sharps:

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    A good friend of mine owns a rolling block 45/70 and Ive got to say that is one nice gun to shoot.
    I had a Marlin guide gun and it was horrible. Recoil really doesn't bother me much but for some reason that Marlin punished me.
    The RB is accurate, low recoil and a real blast. Been thinking of one myself lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubersoldate View Post
    A good friend of mine owns a rolling block 45/70 and Ive got to say that is one nice gun to shoot.
    I had a Marlin guide gun and it was horrible. Recoil really doesn't bother me much but for some reason that Marlin punished me.
    The RB is accurate, low recoil and a real blast. Been thinking of one myself lately.
    I have one and have only taken it out one time to shoot. After about 4 shots, my shoulder hurt so much I couldn't bear the thought of shooting it one more time. I'll keep it, but it won't get shot much....

    Saving it for bear....but there aren't any bears around here.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    I have one and have only taken it out one time to shoot. After about 4 shots, my shoulder hurt so much I couldn't bear the thought of shooting it one more time. I'll keep it, but it won't get shot much....

    Saving it for bear....but there aren't any bears around here.....
    I hear ya! Ive got lots of bears but Im up there with the decision of shoulder surgery being equal to bear mauling.

    Besides Ive recently gone over to a 10mm pistol with BB hardcast bear bullets. Easier to haul hunting, shedding, fishing mushroom searching and general hiking up here in bear country.

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