I'm thinking of saving up my gun buying money and getting a Uberti 1873 rifle in .357 caliber. Anyone out there have one? How does it shoot?
Any problems to speak of?
I'll be shooting this one with mild or mid-range cast lead handloads, 158 grain lead flat point at 1000 FPS or so at the most....
I do tend to shoot my rifles more than most, I bought a Marlin 1895 in .357 a couple of years ago and have probably put 2000 or more rounds through it.
I'd like to stay with .357 so I wouldn't have to gather up brass, dies and other components for another caliber, I'm well stocked with .38 Special and .357 brass and projectiles...
A link to a pic of the Uberti 1873 rifle I'm thinking of:
I have two of the clones ,one in 32-20 and one in 357. Both are used in cowboy shooting mostly using black powder synthetics for powder charge.
Both are very accurate and fast running. Never had any problem and they get used hard in cowboy action. Just keep loads mild and enjoy. The 357 gets mostly bullet weight of 125gs, the 32-20 gets 115 g bullets.
I have the '73 in 357. She shoots just perfectly in either .38 Special or .357. Never had a single problem in heavy CAS use.