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Old 06-08-2018, 04:45 PM
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I don't usually watch a H45 vid start to finish, never actually, but I couldn't stop coveting that rifle. NICE Score. Any photos, stories, uses, or insights on Winchesters of that era are always welcome and enjoyed.

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I am the owner of two Winchester 1886 rifles. One is a .45-90 rifle that I shoot regularly (although brass is rare and difficult to find, and I load it tenderly to preserve it for future enjoyment). The other is a take-down model in .33 Winchester (another challenge for ammo and components). Great fun at the range! Big medicine for big critters!

Moderate loads with cast bullets, I expect both to be keeping on long after I've stopped keeping on. Grandkids can argue over who gets what!
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One is a .45-90 rifle that I shoot regularly (although brass is rare and difficult to find.
Go here... Best quality brass.

45-90 Caliber - Brass (.45-2.4) - Large Rifle - Brass Cases
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All I know is that I want one. I have a modern made 1886 in .45-70 and love it.

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I've had a 1887 vintage Winchester Model 1886 here for many years. It's chambered for .45-90 and shoots a treat.



A best attempt at a steely-eyed look. Probably was disgust as I think it was on this hunt that I missed a turkey with the rifle. Deer and turkey have been taken with it. Rifle looks the same today but the hair has gone all gray. Why is that?

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Great rifles. So much mechanical satisfaction working that lever.

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[QUOTE=LoboGunLeather;140061818]One is a .45-90 rifle that I shoot regularly (although brass is rare and difficult to find, and I load it tenderly to preserve it for future enjoyment). /QUOTE]

Starline Brass has new 45-90 brass for about 90 cents a piece. I can't help on the .33.
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I am the owner of two Winchester 1886 rifles. One is a .45-90 rifle that I shoot regularly (although brass is rare and difficult to find, and I load it tenderly to preserve it for future enjoyment). The other is a take-down model in .33 Winchester (another challenge for ammo and components). Great fun at the range! Big medicine for big critters!

Moderate loads with cast bullets, I expect both to be keeping on long after I've stopped keeping on. Grandkids can argue over who gets what!
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45-90 Caliber - Brass (.45-2.4) - Large Rifle - Brass Cases
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