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Lyman / Pedersoli

PostedCOLON Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:05 pm
by Dogpatch
Hello,
My local club is in the process of constructing a 600 yd. range. I've never shot at that distance and think BPCR would be a great deal of fun and a challenge. Knowing nothing of long range shooting (600 yds. IS long range right ?) I've been doing a bit of reading and am beginning a search for a firearm. Budget is not unlimited so a reproduction will probably be the way I will go. I do reload and cast for my pistols.
Recently I noticed in a catalog, an advertisement for a "Lyman/Pedersoli" 1878 in 45-70. P/N 6001878. MSRP was ~$2400 but I've seen it on-line for about $1500. including Lyman sights. Any comments on or experience with this rifle ? Alternatives ? Advice for a newbie wannabe BPCR shooter ?
Thank you,
Regards from Dogpatch

Re: Lyman / Pedersoli

PostedCOLON Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:47 am
by Plainbase
Your best buy for around $1500 would be a used Browning BPCR 45-70 or 40-65 which comes with sights that are designed for long range and are competitive from the get go.

Re: Lyman / Pedersoli

PostedCOLON Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:53 am
by Premod70
Plainbase wroteCOLONYour best buy for around $1500 would be a used Browning BPCR 45-70 or 40-65 which comes with sights that are designed for long range and are competitive from the get go.
+1, you'll be hard pressed to beat those rifles for the money but be frugal and study the components that make the rifle shoot, if not you'll have more in the junk than the rifle.

Re: Lyman / Pedersoli

PostedCOLON Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:48 pm
by Oregon Bill
Pedersoli makes an outstanding barrel, but their sights not so much. Those Browning BPCRs referenced by Plainbase were built using the late, great Badger barrels and came with decent sights.
By the way, 600 yards is considered mid-range, and 800, 900 and 1,000 long range in the BPCR world.
I have only shot seriously to 600 but it is a real hoot.

Re: Lyman / Pedersoli

PostedCOLON Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:53 am
by 38-72
Plainbase wroteCOLONYour best buy for around $1500 would be a used Browning BPCR 45-70 or 40-65 which comes with sights that are designed for long range and are competitive from the get go.
Go with Browning BPCR, but it must a BPCR, no other Browing single shots! I have 2 and my son has one. All shot great!

Re: Lyman / Pedersoli

PostedCOLON Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:31 pm
by gunlaker
For your budget I'd also recommend a used Browning BPCR in .45-70. Like one of the other posters said, be sure it is the BPCR model. You want the Badger barrel and the slightly faster twist that comes with it. I don't think you'll find an "out of the box" rifle complete with sights that can actually be competitive for less money.

I have one and it's a pretty decent shooter. I don't like the rear sight on it quite as much as I do the ones from MVA, but they are better than the Pedersoli ones.

Chris.