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Author Topic: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day  (Read 114 times)

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Just got this beauty this week, yesterday was the first chance I had to get it to the range. I love these single shot rifles especially in 45-70.

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Re: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 12:53:58 PM »
That's a real beauty Retreever. How did it shoot?
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Re: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 06:58:53 PM »
Nothing balances in the hands like a High Wall. Except maybe, a Colt Navy.
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Re: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 10:10:49 AM »
That's a real beauty Retreever. How did it shoot?

Due to mostly my fiddling around I only got out to 50 yard - 1" group - 3 rounds. The front globe sight has a post with the little ball on top which I am swapping out for the small aperture for the next trip to the range - hope to get it out to 100 yards which is the max at that particular location then the fun begins. I recently joined another club that has a long range bay set for 200, 400, 600, 800 and 1000 yards

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Re: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 11:05:22 AM »
That's awesome.

I wish there was a club around here to join, that didn't have a 2 year wait to get in, and didn't cost $600 to join.
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Re: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 11:11:41 AM »
That's awesome.

I wish there was a club around here to join, that didn't have a 2 year wait to get in, and didn't cost $600 to join.

Very luck around here - my regular club, Sunbury Shooting Association, is about $60.00USD year and Springfield Club is about $150.00USD year (it's the one with the long range bay, plus it has cowboy action bay and a practical shooter set up. They even have an heated indoor gun bay you can shoot from in the winter but you still have to go out in the weather to put up your targets.

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Re: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 01:00:35 PM »
They both sound like nice places to shoot at.
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Re: Winchester 1885 High Wall 45-70 Uberti Replica - First Range Day
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 05:37:54 PM »
I also love the Highwall, having 2 Browning rifles myself (40-65 and 45-90), plus a couple of originals in small calibers. I do have a long range shooting club about 24 miles from me, but I have never joined. It is moderately priced at $335.00 a year, with a $120.00 reduction for working at the range. This is the Winnequah Rifle Club, commonly referred to as the Lodi Range, for the town where it is located. They have ranges out to 1000 yards and host a black powder cartridge rifle shoot a couple of times a year. I don't shoot long range often enough to join the club. I have visited a few time to observe the nationally known shooters; they are amazing! And they are friendly and freely offer advice.