New C-Sharps

Tombstone
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New C-Sharps

Post by Tombstone » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:02 pm

Well I have my new 1875 C-Sharps in hand. It's in 38-55 30" heavy round with pistol grip stock. It took eight days from the time I mailed the check and FFL. When I called C-Sharps they had just what I wanted in stock. Not fancy but very nice. Standard wood but it has nice fiddel back in the butt and the forend. I asked if they would check the triger and make it light as this rifle would only be used at the range or in comp.. Well I wish you could try it! It's the best single triger pull I have had.
I Installed a MVA Soule midrange rear with a Hadley. In the front I used a MVA #113. I had them so I was all set when the gun came in. Looks and feels very nice.
I ordered a Lyman mould #378674 (335gr.) but it didn't get hear yet. I may have to buy some bullets just to try this gun out.
If anyone has used this bullet I would like to hear from you on how it has worked for you.

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Plainbase
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New C-Sharps

Post by Plainbase » Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:59 pm

Tombstone, the only problem I see with 378674 is that so much of the length of the bullet ends up inside the case thus restricting powder capacity. What's the twist and bore diameter on your Sharps? You might want to check on the short 38 NASA from Bernie at Old West Moulds in Fruita, Colorado.
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Tombstone
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Post by Tombstone » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:25 pm

Plainbase the twist is 1 in 15"and I am told the barrel is .375" but I haven't sluged it yet. I see what you are talking about. If the distributor didn't send it maybe I will pass on the mould I orded. I wanted to get a mould around 330gr. and figured I could get a Lyman fast.
Do you have a number or web sight for Old West Moulds?

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New C-Sharps

Post by Plainbase » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:50 pm

Tombstone, it's Bernie Rowles at AllisonMonument@aol.com. With that twist, and if your bore is .375-.376, then the short 38 NASA could be just the ticket for you. It would give you a lot more powder capacity and it's a lot slicker bullet. And, Bernie is a really nice guy. Good luck.
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Post by Yellowsally » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:13 pm

Wait, Wait... Try the Lyman. I shoot that bullet in my Ubertin Highwall. Even though I have a 1 in 18 twist it shoots very well in my gun. Now I have been told that it shouldn't and that it works better with a twist as fast as yours. At any rate it should work well for you.
The only problem I see is that my tube slugs at .378 so I size .379-- You may have to lean on the sizer.
Also I shoot smokeless in that little gun. I have a little more than one grease groove sticking out.
The shape of that bullet, to me, looks like a mini-postel. Don't give up on it yet, besides I have never found a less expensive mold. good luck
Yellowsally in Northern Wyoming

John Boy

Post by John Boy » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:49 pm

Tombstone - the Lyman 378674 is a favorite bullet of mine. I was at Ridgway this October getting settings on my 45-70 and 38-55 (1:18 twist) Uberti HiWalls for the steels. I was really pleased and just enjoying myself to watch the chickens out to the rams drop consistently with the 38-55. Sagebrush has them if you want to try before you buy the mold ... https://www.sageoutfitters.com/cgi-bin/ ... &key=38551

Here's the recipe that I was using:
L378674 332gr 360BC Bhn 8.2
Starline 2.125
Fed 150 - 0.10 Paper Wad over Primer Hole
42gr Meteor FFg-Sifted
030 LDPE
2.950 COL - no crimp
1087 fps

John Boy

Post by John Boy » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:07 pm

Tombstone - I forgot ... here are a couple of 2005 targets of the Lyman 378674 using El Cheapo H&R

100yds - the bottom 3 holes were sighters plus the flyer @ 3:00. The other 10 were after sight adjustment
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200yds - The A -B -C holes are sight adjustments and the D's are the final setting (8 in the 10 ring)
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