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kipawa jim
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 am  Reply with quote



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Hello fellow 16 ga.'ers , my first post! Lots of good info on here so I've just been a troll up till now. I have a chance to pick up a Browning A-5 in 16 ga. only problem is it's a 2-1/2 inch chamber. Can the chamber be lengthened? I've had forcing cones lengthened and polished before. Would that do the same thing? Thanks guys. I await your collective expertise! Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:47 am  Reply with quote
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Hello kipawa jim
and WELCOME to the site

Congrats on your first posting

It would be a 2 9/16 chamber but is marked 65mm in the proofmarks



ART'S is the BEST

http://www.artsgunshop.com/Pages/PriceList_Print.php

Or save your money and use

http://www.rstshells.com/store/m/3-16-Gauge.aspx

BUT maybe your fun has be modified already
On the barrel is the ejector fixed or does it slide?

Again WELCOME
Mike


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kipawa jim
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:59 am  Reply with quote



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Thanks Mike. Looks like a good selection of 2-1/2" unfortunately, we bad ass Canucks are not allowed to buy ammo across the border. Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:02 am  Reply with quote
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WELL, see here

https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/1180651-Low-pressure-smokeless-and-BP-shotgunshells


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kipawa jim
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:13 am  Reply with quote



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skeettx wrote:
WELL, see here

https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/1180651-Low-pressure-smokeless-and-BP-shotgunshells
Well look at you on CGN's! Actually the gun I'm looking at is for sale on there. I never thought of Prophet River as a source. I've been reloading my own, but didn't want to cut shells down for one gun. Thanks again . Cheers, Jim

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:17 am  Reply with quote
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AND Catinthehat is active here also

Handle here now is TODD Smile

and I sent him a PM on your behalf

Mike


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kipawa jim wrote:
skeettx wrote:
WELL, see here

https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/1180651-Low-pressure-smokeless-and-BP-shotgunshells
Well look at you on CGN's! Actually the gun I'm looking at is for sale on there. I never thought of Prophet River as a source. I've been reloading my own, but didn't want to cut shells down for one gun. Thanks again . Cheers, Jim

clay is the man at Prophet River , he can help you out importing
As fad as lengthening the chamber a gunsmith would have to check the amount of wall thickness but I have done it with no issues on Brownings before
Cat

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kipawa jim
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:35 pm  Reply with quote



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thanks Todd!!

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Now for us lower 48 folks, how far do y'all live apart???
And how far is it to the Profit River store?
Mike

Fun reading

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?169129-Browning-A-5-in-16-Gauge-2-9-16-to-2-3-4-conversion


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kipawa jim
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:47 pm  Reply with quote



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Ohio to texas.!! Exclamation

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:50 pm  Reply with quote
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YUP
That is what the map I looked at said, just wanted to insure Smile

http://www.cabelas.ca/checkproductvariantavailability/922?specs=20852

PLUS
Shipping only $5 if you buy a flat
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=2263458&destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fproduct.jsp%3FproductId%3D1384354%26type%3Dproduct


Also call Will !!
https://www.ballisticproducts.com/bpi/retailers/Canada/canada.htm
http://www.ballisticproducts.com/-2-1_2-2-1_4-Ammunition-/products/188/

Mike

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kipawa jim
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:32 pm  Reply with quote



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Thanks Mike , I use Will to import reloading components. Cheers.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 pm  Reply with quote



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Have you looked into the HARTIN CRIMP? Use the search function.

Trim 2 3/4 in. hulls to 2 1/2 inch. Load em up with your load. Top the load with an overshot card. Then run through the regular crimp stations. Nothing to buy, except a hull trimmer, maybe. I found some PVC pipe that would allow the hull rim to catch, cut it to a bit less than 2.5", and trim with an utility knife. I know of a guy that made a jig to trim to 2.5" on his bandsaw. A 5/8" hollow punch makes usable O/S cards out of milk cartons.

BTW; Bringing ammo into Canada is no problem in quantities less than 15,000 rounds. The ugly part is getting them out of The Land Of The FREE. Razz
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