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FS Browning 1885 45-70/ reduced $1000. plus shi

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    This gun is brand new w/box never fired NRA gun of the year 2002. Price is $1000. plus actual shipping cost. Probably around $25. You can email billgrill@charter.net or call 906-869-9959 or days at work 800-421-3283.

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    These are fun guns to play with. Might try to kill a deer someday with my Win 1885 in the same caliber (which is really the same gun just non gloss wood). These guns are really fun to shoot steel with at several hundred yards using cast lead bullets at around 1200 fps, it seems like it takes the bullet a day to get there, but the "gong" is cool.
     
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    These guns can be loaded to Ruger #1 standards. They are some thumpers when loaded to the max. NOT FOR THE RECOIL SENSATIVE.

    ART H.
     
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    Does anyone need some bullets and Brass for there 45/70?
     
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    Whatcha got??

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    Bedding the stock and forearm, doing a trigger job or installing a set trigger, adding a set of long range peep style sights, and loading a heavier than standard hunting round (apprx. A 500 gr. Bullet) and using black powder (better SD than smokeless powder) , and you'll have a fine long-range target rifle. Easily capable of 800 yards with accuracy (all dependent on shooter and cartridge development) and can and does do a better than average results at 1000 yards -- a 45-90 would be a better caliber for 800 plus yards, IMO...

    I truly like the 1885 design - fast lock times, simple firing system, and better all around versus a Sharpes, again, IMO. The Rolling Block is the one gun that can hand the 1885 its runner-up trophy, as well as an experienced Sharpes shooter. But for a stock gun, the Winchester 1885 ( Browning made in Japan) is possibly the best off-the-rack under $1000 gun out there today. Spend a little money and time and you can take to the 1000 yd ranges in no time. The hardest part will be developing a cartridge that remains true throughout. Personally, I use a 525 gr all lead bullet design behind 63 grains of Swiss 1 1/2 black powder and a ever so slight compression of a .030 fiber wad - the bullets are set loose and pushed into the lands just before firing...

    I've worked up a half dozen of these rifles for myself and clients. The Montana Venieer sights are IMO the best available for the LR shooter. A day can go by real fast banging away at 24" diameter gongs set at 500 to 1000 yards. Talk about enjoyment and the sense of accomplishment and these style rifles shooting black powder are at the top of the list. Not unlike running your first 100 in singles when you place 5 rounds inside a dinner plate at 1000 yds....Cya
     
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    great gun and good buy, love the long range stuff
     
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    I like the Browning 1885 High Walls too. Have four of them. A 30" Wyoming Centennial in 25-06, a 22-250, and a 223 (plus an identical spare 223).

    The 223 has killed more critters than all my other firearms combined. Bought a second one when Browning discontinued the High Wall version and started making it in a Low Wall. Figured it would be the only rifle I'd ever wear out.

    The 22-250 used to be my coyote rifle. Had no problem with it in wide open spaces, even with follow up shots. But in heavier brush and woods follow up shots were not possible. Bought a Remington R-15 as my primary coyote rifle.

    The 25-06 was for long range coyote hunting in windy conditions. Pelt damage was severe. At close range it can and will blow a coyote in two.

    Have to redo the mounts for these. As I get older I'm finding the eye relief is too much, as my neck is not as flexible as it once was. Need to install Leupold mounts in place of the original Browning/Burris mounts.

    I love the game scene on Bill's 1885. Wish it had a game scene on both sides.
     
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