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The .45-90 Sharps cartridge is a black powder round introduced in 1877 by the Sharps Rifle Company. Also known as the .45 2 4/10, the cartridge was developed for hunting and long range target shooting.

While various bullet weights were used, a typical load for the .45-90 was a powder charge 90 grains gunpowder (black powder) with a bullet weighing 500 grains. Such a load would have about 1300 fps MV.

ReferencesEdit

1. The Complete Blackpowder Handbook, 3rd Edition by Sam Fadala, Krause Publishing, 1996, P. 247

CategoriesEdit

Cartridge:rifles

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