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    That sort of stuff is above my pay level , I`m not into the high power stuff only black powder load pressures. I think a .444 marlin would be better than a .410 slug in the bush, think of a .44mag on steroids and you would need a much better barrel for copper jacket bullets than I can make, definitely a job for a gunsmith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    do you reckon you could make one in 410 to fit a Mossberg pump 410 rifled for slugs . would love one for a bush gun cant get them from factory and doc don't like smooth bores even if you don't have any shot shells on you.
    mate those are a classic wee gun and it would be a crime to muck around with it...the .410 slug is about the same as a .243 at 250 yards eg a 87ish grn pill doing 1400fps except its soft lead not jacketed..... loads of guys have used them for bailed pigs over the years but most give it away pretty quick as they dont have much margin for error, the .12ga solid is much much better..... you can buy a HnR survivor that has lighty rifled barrel and will take either .410 or .45 long colt...only single shot but would give you donor barrel.... the pump action .45 long colt would be far easier way to go.

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    yeh but a rifled barrel on my 410 would give me a five shot bush gun ideal I reckon with about a sixteen inch barrel fitted with an aimpoint or red dot sight for heavy scrub and for white tail on the island

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    I hear you but still think you would be far better off with .12ga version....you can get rifled barrels for likes of rem/winch pumps so sourcing one would be alot easier and you would be hitting animal with bigger hunk of lead making bigger hole to let more daylight in.... I agree completely re short ,light and hard hitting.....unfortunately in my experience the .410 solid isnt quite so much of a hard hitter.
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    Upgrade no 3, yep have rebuild my rifling cutter assembly with a steel sprocket, "13 teeth", and set in bearings for smoother cutting, a steel shaft for the rifling rod to hold the cutter head. At the mo I`m rifling a .50cal barrel as a pop in for my .45 Hawken, it`s 21" long as could only get a 30" gun drill, so will have to do. Giving it a 1-48" twist and 8 groves cut rifling for round ball shooting. When finished will lead lap with diamond paste for a smooth bore.
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    Got any pics of the rifling cutting tool?

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Size:  140.8 KB, Yep, cutter for a .45cal barrel, have a look at my past threads for Hawken plains rifle and the Quigley 1874 Sharps rifle.
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    @homebrew.357Hows you’re new 50cal muzzle loader barrel coming along
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    All looks good, although the drill was 30" long I could only drill in 22", the oil and chip catcher stops going in farther. The drilled hole was .501" at the start and .4999" at the finished end, a clean up with 600 grit emery paper and setup to cut rifle with 8 groves and a 1-48" twist. Now it`s rifled and the best one I've done so far, will lead lap with diamond past, fit the breach plug, cut it octagonal, cut slots for the sights and under wedge pins then rust brown to look the part. It`s all go, have a deco at the cut rifled bore.
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    A bit more progress, have threaded breach end of barrel and fitted the breech plug. Reset up barrel in the lathe to cut it octagonal using the plug as a guide, using saddle to shave the eight flats,
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    Starting to wear out my arms cutting the octagonal , up and down with the lathe saddle, it`s hard work but someone has to do it, why me !!.
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    OK Guys, octagonal done and crowned the muzzle, then shaper , but the good news is it fits in the stock. Now just have to make up the sights and under pins it will be good to go hunting with that big hole you know what, but will have to quick on the reload!!!!,
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    Thanks so much for the pics. Lovely neat work - very inspiring!

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    maate -your blood is worth bottling.the .50cal -give it to the boys in blue -stopping a car -nuphes done a runner -boooooom-appears his vechile has suffered some sort of terminal breakdown it stopped -too much lead in the drive train perhaps:"
    when am i gettin an updated blunderbuss for the 2018 duck season.saving up empty beer cans to fillwith concrete -figure itll knock a duck clean on its arse -if it misses should stun a bloody trout when it lands in the drink.mind you im quite partial to a nice plump bit of eel too.
    kep on keepin on bro your just the bees knees!

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    Would be a wast of good lead, while I was cooling my gunboots in the Oxodentale pub the boys in blue put the hard word on my to come up with a sure fire boy racer car stopper. No problem boys, I went to work and came up with a 200mm harpoon in car stopper and if they don`t stop it squirts in some of my homebrew, that makes them stop. .
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