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Tang Sight Heights

Post by mrhunterken » Sat May 27, 2017 5:32 pm

Gentlemen, with tang sights on a 74 Sharps chambered in .45 2.6 shooting bullets weighting between 500 to 550 grs. What would the workable shooting distance be using a mid range tang sight?
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Re: Tang Sight Heights

Post by Brent » Sat May 27, 2017 7:01 pm

About a 36" sight radius I presume?

What is your front sight? If it is particularly low, that would help.

Otherwise I would guestimate 800, maybe 900. Probably not 1000. Of course it also depends on which midrange you have.

Better would be to give us a sight setting and sight radius for a known zero at the longest yardage you have tested. With a little more guestimation, I can tell you what sorts of elevation you would need to get out to longer distances.
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Re: Tang Sight Heights

Post by gunlaker » Sat May 27, 2017 7:59 pm

Maybe this is of help. A few weeks ago I was shooting a .45-70 Shiloh with a 34" barrel and an MVA midrange rear. Front sight was a Lee Shaver. I was shooting a 535gr Money bullet at 1285 fps. I was able to make 800m ( about 880 yards ) with no problems but there wouldn't be enough to reach 1000 yards, especially at a range near sea level.

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Re: Tang Sight Heights

Post by mrhunterken » Sat May 27, 2017 9:02 pm

Rifle is still in production. It's a Shiloh Sporter #3 with a 30" barrel. it will come with an MVA # 113 Globe front. Should be ready sometime in June. I do not plan on ever shooting to 1000 yds, just shooting some Buffalo Matches.
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Re: Tang Sight Heights

Post by Ranch 13 » Sun May 28, 2017 9:30 pm

With the 113 front you would be safer to get the long range soul, and get the buffalo model while you're at it, that extra windage can come in real handy from time to time.

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Re: Tang Sight Heights

Post by mrhunterken » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:27 pm

Thank you Ranch, that's very helpful. :D :D
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Re: Tang Sight Heights

Post by bruce moulds » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:29 pm

if you have 1.5" left above your 100 zero, it should make 1000.
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