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Reloading the Sharps 45 2.4
Nov 14th, 2017 at 3:54pm
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Ok new caliber for me, plan on using IMR SR-4759 until my stock is depleted, anybody have some recommended data.

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Reply #1 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 5:19pm
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What weight bullet would help.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 6:04pm
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Hiwall55 wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 5:19pm:
What weight bullet would help.


Embarrassed  Duh oops !  525 grain Saeco, at .459 diameter, from Montana bullets to start with anyway.
  

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Reply #3 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 6:06pm
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For years I've used 23 grains of SR4759.
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 6:14pm
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martin 1940D28 wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 6:06pm:
For years I've used 23 grains of SR4759.



I have a fair stock of that powder, so I'm willing to give it a try.

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Reply #5 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:28am
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Somewhere around 80gr of 1 1/2F Swiss should be in the ballpark. You have to figure out what your rifle likes after that. Then you can shoot the matches at the McDonald (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) and Ridgway (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) (both in your part of the world) ranges. Use that new Kelley sight for matches for which it was intended.

Once you get to either match, ask Brian Chilson, who attends both, what he recommends, as he shoots a 45-2.4. He is our many-times (and current) national champion and is always happy to help anyone who asks.
  

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Reply #6 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 10:52am
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SSShooter wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:28am:
Somewhere around 80gr of 1 1/2F Swiss should be in the ballpark. You have to figure out what your rifle likes after that. Then you can shoot the matches at the McDonald (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) and Ridgway (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) (both in your part of the world) ranges. Use that new Kelley sight for matches for which it was intended.

Once you get to either match, ask Brian Chilson, who attends both, what he recommends, as he shoots a 45-2.4. He is our many-times (and current) national champion and is always happy to help anyone who asks.



I knew about Ridgeway, but had no idea about McDonald which is much closer, thanks.
  

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Reply #7 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 11:30am
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You're welcome. There is also Shippensburg, PA (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) the 3rd Saturday from March-Oct. If you want to shoot BPTR (target) matches in the east you will need to go to Cumberland Riflemen (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links), which holds five (5) 200, 300, 600yd mid-range matches each season, including a June regional.

There are also monthly matches in KY, IN, GA, MS & MI on this side of the "Big Muddy". Hope to meet you at one of the matches.
  

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Reply #8 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 11:20am
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With the 45-70 BRC choked barrel I have used both 4759 and 2400. My 2400 load was 23grs on bottom groups.
KL
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Re: Reloading the Sharps 45 2.4
Reply #9 - Nov 22nd, 2017 at 10:47am
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rafter3c wrote on Nov 18th, 2017 at 11:20am:
With the 45-70 BRC choked barrel I have used both 4759 and 2400. My 2400 load was 23grs on bottom groups.
KL



Thanks for sharing and the pictures.
  

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