ever since i saw the movie "Quigley Down Under" i have been in love with the 1874 Sharps. specifically the "Quigley" Sharps. its just a beautiful weapon, imho. one from Shiloh Sharps costs $3248 as it comes...and you can choose either .45/70 or .45/110 chamber. ive already decided i will have one before i pass on, so now its just a matter of which cartridge. do i want one exactly like Matthew Quigley's and go with .45/110 or do i want to go with the more popular .45/70 ? id love to hear which cartridge you would choose and why... take everything into account...ballistics, price of ammo, reloading, etc. etc. once i save enough to get one it will be used for silhouette shooting and also for hunting white taiL, and MAYBE some big game hunting out west.