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Old September 23, 2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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12 gauge shot gun chamber hone

what hone do you recommend for this job. cowboy action,double barrel
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Old September 24, 2013, 04:29 AM   #2
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You could use a brake cylinder hone that you attach to your drill, available at almost any auto parts store. Then follow that up with a long ended dremel extension with a buffing/polishing wheel on the dremel extension, or even rig up a wooden or metal dowel that has a slit in it for a buffing cloth, to use in your drill and use that for final polishing with rouge for a real slick surface.



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Old September 24, 2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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A wood dowel like Bill recommended with a strip of emery cloth to do the smoothing and jewelers rouge on a clean bore mop to do the polishing.
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Old September 25, 2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Emery cloth and a long finger worked for me. There are some hulls that won't come out no matter what but all Remington colors and AAs shuck fine. The pink Federals don't.
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Old September 26, 2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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I used fine 3M Scotch-Brite pad wrapped around an appropriately sized wood dowel. Use oil and go slowly with a slow speed drill. Everything shucks easily now; ribbed, smooth, steel base, etc.
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Old September 26, 2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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Mark your rod/brake hone with a piece of tape so you don't go too deep (unless you want to lengthen your forcing cone).
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Old September 26, 2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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Brush Research makes exactly what you are looking for.

http://www.brushresearch.com/brushes.php?c2=6
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Old September 26, 2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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+1 on Hawg's recommendation. Have a couple of spent shells handy to check your work, you don't want to remove too much. (PS use 320 grit for slow removal)
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Old September 27, 2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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Gee that Flex hone would be the way to go. Thanks for the idea & link Rob228. (Have to keep that one in my Documents.)
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Old September 27, 2013, 10:56 PM   #10
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I've used one from them on a .243 that I picked up that had a really rough chamber, it did the trick really quickly.

What I really like is that it is a purpose built honing brush, no guess work about it.
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Old September 28, 2013, 06:38 AM   #11
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yep flex hones are great .
just make sure you use the correct cutting oil or you will eat them up quick

i also often use the break cylinder hone as Bill sugested .
i use them both as well as reamers to clean up barrels that have began to pit in places
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Old September 28, 2013, 07:21 AM   #12
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Regarding brake cylinder hones, Brownell's sells one too.
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Old October 31, 2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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Thanks Rob228

I have a couple of different gauge Stevens 311's that are going to love the polish jobs! Thanks for the info and link! Bob
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