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December 1, 2006, 08:33 AM
How can I tell the chamber length in an unmarked barrel without actually buying different shells and dropping them in the chamber? It's a .410 and is at least a 2 1/2 chamber. Any ideas?:confused:
December 1, 2006, 07:15 PM
You could try to cast the chamber with something. A chamber for a 3" shell will be 3" deep, the shells are measured after firing.
A 3" shell will drop into a 2.5" chamber, just, but when it fires and opens up there isn't room for the crimp to fully open and will cause a pressure spike that could be dangerous.
December 2, 2006, 10:48 AM
Or find a gunsmith with one.
December 5, 2006, 07:17 PM
Just ordered the chamber gauge. THX;)
December 12, 2006, 04:35 PM
The chamber measures 2 1/2". Too bad; a 2/ 3/4 or 3" would have been nice.
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