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Old December 8, 2018, 02:27 PM   #26
J.G. Terry
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Ithaca safety

On the stations on the Ithaca safety check on the single trigger on the NID.
Is it possible that some snarky folks go through life with full Huggies trying to enlighten others?

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Old December 19, 2018, 01:17 PM   #27
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There is NO good reason to open the chamber from 2 1/2 to 2 3/4. You're taking metal away from the most important part of the barrels - where all the pressure is . Sherman Bell did some test a couple of years ago and found shooting 2 3/4 shells in 2 1/2 chambers only raised pressures about 500psi. So buy RST shells or handload to around 8000psi or less and you won't have any problems. A roll crimped shell uses a 1/4" less material to achieve the crimp, so a 2 1/2" roll crimped shell looks like a 2 3/4" star crimped shell before it's fired. Cut the shells to 2 1/2", buy a roll crimper and overshot cards from BPI or Precision Reloading and make some really cool looking shells. I have over a dozen old SxSs, most with Damascus barrels, and have never measured the chamber lengths - just shoot 2 3/4" shells in them. Parkers, Remingtons, Lefevers, it doesn't matter, they all work just fine.
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