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Thread: Any antique shotgun people in the know around here?

  1. #31
    Pure-bred Mutt
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    Tai Tokerau
    pictures don't seem that heavily pitted. would need a proper assesment. check the hooks n lumps n lockup.
    1oz smokeless loads could well be fine. 3/4 would be better (and make a more honest shot out of ya!).
    blackpowder would be great as it develops pressure differently, having a slower impulse.
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    Far North
    Cheers @mimms2 i'll def get a 2nd opinion

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    My favorite waterfowl shotgun, steel barrels 65mm chambers with 1 oz of bismuth at 1100 fps at about 1/2 of SAMI max pressure. This one happens to be a Husquvarna. If they still lock up tight and aren't pitted too bad it should work fine with low pressure loads. I wouldn't be afraid of a Damascus barreled shotgun if it were in good condition, many fine old English Damascus barreled shotgun go through the proof houses every year and are reproofed for smokeless loads.

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