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Anyone remember the 45-110? Ive been doing a bit of research on this round lately and have come to the realization that this would be a hell of a pistol round (contender of course) . Any insights people?
 

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Thats a "Sharps" caliber, correct? Black powder cartridge if I remember. There were also .50-120's and some others.

Not sure how it would work in a contender though, I do not know much about these.

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Anyone remember the 45-110? Ive been doing a bit of research on this round lately and have come to the realization that this would be a hell of a pistol round (contender of course) . Any insights people?
This topic is a few months old... but ill answer anyway. a 45-110 in a pistol? Better save up for an X-Ray... i have a reproduction Sharps in 45-110 and it kicks the living SH!% out of my should with a 17 pound rifle... imagine what it would do with a pistol... Your talking about a 1,000 yard buffalo caliber here not a 45 long colt... Factory loads for the .45-110-550 launch a 45 caliber 550 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1475 fps with muzzle energy of 2350 ft. lbs.... if you honestly are thinking of shooting one of these out of a pistol you have bigger balls than i do. :lol:
 

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On a side note... there were alot of large caliber buffalo calibers ... but alot of them might be what we would call "wildcat" calibers today. Here are a few that i know... .40-90, .40-100 Sharps (Necked), .44-77 Sharps and .44-77 Remington, .44-90, .44-100, .44-105 Sharps (Necked) and .44-90 Remington, .44-100 Ballard and .45-100 Ballard, .45-70 Government, .45-75 Sharps (commonly mis-called the .45-70 Sharps), .45-75 Winchester, .45-90, .45-100, and .45-110 Sharps (Straight), .45-120 and .45-125 Sharps (Straight), .50-70 Musket (.50 Government), .50-90, .50-100, .50-110 Sharps. Most of these calibers are by far extinct... not having any ammunition being made for over a hundred years in some cases. I'll take a picture of my 45-110 and post it soon...
 

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Ah yes i left one out... the infamous .500 Nitro Express Black Powder... gotta love it. BOOM!!! then smoke covers the whole firing line... :lol:
 

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Ive shot the 45-70 in a pistol more than once so i wouldnt think the 45-110 would be too much worse.
 

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spade if you shoot that out of a pistol please please please get it on video i have to see what kind of recoil that would be. for some reason that scene of the old lady shooting tackleberry's gun and getting launched into the trash keeps popping up in my head. lol :lol:
 

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There are several black powder guys at my range, one of whom shoe-horned me into doing 90% of his fireforming about 3 months ago.

I was shooting at the range and saw this guy shooting black powder on the range about 5 positions down from me. KABOOOM and a huge cloud of smoke. Anyway I get done what I'm doing and wander down to see what he is shooting. It was a 45-110 and and 45-90. Two different black powder rifles.

So like Huck Fin he asks if I;ve ever shot one - NOPE is the honest reply. Wanna try he says - sure comes out of my mouth before I know it. So he shows me how to cock and use the double trigger and watches me squeeze off and few. "You keep on going" he says "I gotta go to the john." 20 minutes later I've fireformed 90% of his cases and he wanders back, asking if I want to shoot one of rifle that weekend at a match at Bayou Rifles - his wife is not going to be able to make it and she notrrmally shoots the 45-110; he shoots the 45-90.

Couldn't do it but he was telling methey shoot those big slow beaats at 1,000 yards - where the top of the arch is nearly 40 feet off the ground. Damn artillery shot from that distance - these things neaver really get supersonic, so there is no subsonic transition.

If you get a chance shoot it they are pretty accurate for 19th century technology. :D

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Ive shot the 45-70 in a pistol more than once so i wouldnt think the 45-110 would be too much worse.
Theres about 30 pounds of felt reciol difference in a 45-70 and a 45-110 :D And thats with standard factory ammo. With Buffalo Bore 45-110 450 Gr Hard Cast Lead ammo it kicks more than my .300 RUM with 220 Gr SMK's. :)
 

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You must be one of the guys who built the pistol version of the Maddi Griffin .50 BMG. Aw hell, why not just saw off the elephant gun? Find a surplus barrel from a 30MM gatling gun and... (babbling and nonsense)... and really have fun? Whaever happened to nice little Huntsmans? Why have the Smith and Wesson .500? Oh right, they're fun and confuse women. :D
 

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Ah yes... those .50BMG pistols... you know why they dont kick all that much? because by the time the bullet leaves the barrel only 5% of the powder is burning. :lol:
 

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Ah yes... those .50BMG pistols... you know why they dont kick all that much? because by the time the bullet leaves the barrel only 5% of the powder is burning. :lol:
Hmmm...makes sense! Never thought about it. I just saw that and said "no thanks". Might impair my guitar playing abilities to have a broken hand. I'll try this rifle, but that's with 3 times as much weight, a buttpad, and a much better grip. Know what I mean Vern? Good God, did I just do Ernest? I gotta go... :oops:
 

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spade you silly ass, SSK makes a barrel in 50-140 for the TC pistols. Just thought you should know. P.S. thanks for NOT calling me back at work!!
LOL sniperdog
 
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