Is a Winchester 1200 12 Gauge shotgun safe for magnum loads?
The barrel should be stamped with the applicable shells that can be shot through the gun. i.e.-( chambered for 2 3/4" and 3" loads)
Yes, they are all high brass and considered magnum loads Read More
Not recommended. Read More
Depending on the gr/ the harder you squeeze the more speed the bullet travels(lol)/ Read More
With the right loads and choke, yes Read More
How do you place the bushings on the recoil tube to adapt to different loads in a 12 gauge Browning 3 Magnum made in Belgium?
Find a good gunsmith. Read More
There is no one answer. Try different loads and see which ones you are competent with then do penetration tests. Read More
Occasionally there will be a 10 Gauge shotgun for sale in your local sporting goods shop -if you don't see one, ask the clerk for a catalog- or possibly a pawn shop. If you are lucky, you may find an ol' double-barreled 10-Gauge, but some of them have "Damascus twist" barrels and can't handle modern loads. Read More
The gun is probably set for heavy loads with the friction rings, and the loads are too light. Remove the forend. Inside the wood forearm may be a diagram to show how the bevels and brass friction ring should be set for light vs heavy loads. If no diagram, go to Browning .com and there you can find a diagram, but remember to find the Mag 12, it is different from a standard A-5. When… Read More
NO. You clean a barrel with a cleaning kit. Magnum loads are fired only in arms designed for them. Read More
The J C Higgins model 20 pump shotgun is one of the finest pump shitgun out their made from 1947 to 1962 two and three quarter inch 12 gauge game loads no 6 shot have always worked well for me. I prefer federal ammunition or Winchester that's your choice Read More
Yes. In all modern shells, the shot is packed in a plastic wad which keeps the shot in a tight group as it travels down the barrel. The shot never actually touches the sides of the barrel. So long as you don't try running magnum loads thru a gun that isn't rated for them, you won't have a problem. Read More
Feb4 1898 forehand arms single shot shotgun. What is value Not sure of gauge smaller than 12 and bigger than a 410?
It's a 16 gauge shot gun I have the same one and I recommend using the lighter factory loads. Read More
Since the chamber of a Silver lightning shotgun in three inches can you shoot a heavier load even though the manual says to only shoot one ounce loads?
According to Browning: "Silver 12 gauge, 3" chamber models will shoot all 1 oz. and heavier factory lead and steel 12 gauge 2¾" and 3" field loads. Silver 3½" chamber models will shoot all 11/8 oz. and heavier factory lead and steel 12 gauge 2¾", 3" and 3½" field loads." I would find it hard to believe that a 12 ga 3 in chamber shotgun could only handle 1 oz loads. Re-check your manual. Everything… Read More
Collectors are starting to look at any shotguns bigger than a 10 gauge.I just saw a 8 gauge used to feed a logging camp go for 400 dollars on a site.I would say that seeing you have a single barrel instead of a double barrel shotgun,it could go for anywhere from 100-500 dollars depending on overall condition of the shotgun in question.These will be used for strickley wall hanger status,as there is no commercial 4… Read More
Any rifle with the correct high grade ammo in .358 Winchester or .35 Whelen on up, can do the job just fine, and many have been killed with the .30-06. The .35 Winchester in the model 95 Winchester was considered to be one of the best, and it is well below the power of the .358 Winchester, especially in the newest loads available. The .300 Winchester magnum or the .338 Winchester magnum are likely ideal… Read More
What is the difference Between a Remington 1100 3 inch magnum shotgun and one that doesn't have magnum on it?
The difference is that the Remington 1100 3 inch mag will take three inch mangnum loads and shorter where one that doesn't say 3 inch on the barrel will only take two and three quarter inch shotshells or smaller.Trying to put a three inch inch a gun that is not designed to will cause extreme stress on the barrel and will get jamed in a pump or automatic shotgun. Read More
Is the barrel of a crescent firearm co victor special 20 gauge model 803862 forge or Damascus steel?
Although it is a forged barrel it is NOT suited for todays high velocity or magnum loads. I shoot mine with the lowest FPS shells I can find or load. Read More
I do not know of any ammo makers that still load ANY round ball shotgun loads. However, there ARE 28 gauge slugs (Brenneke makes them) that are available. An internet search using the term "28 gauge slug ammo" will show several companies that carry them. They are about $11/ 5 shells plus shipping cost, so they are not cheap. Read More
Would you really want to even if you could chamber it? I believe that the standard shell length is 2 3/4 inch and the magnums are 3 inch but I do not think that I would recommend it. Read More
Identifies the barrel as suitable for modern loads. Read More
There is a main dealer in UK and have loads of parts, old and new. Read More
There ARE rifles and revolvers chambered for the 44 magnum cartridge. If the weapon is marked ".44 Magnum" then it can be used in that weapon. You should know that there are other .44 caliber catridges, and THOSE weapons (44 Special, 44-40, etc) cannot use 44 magnum loads. Read More
How do you adjust a model 59 shotgun to shoot trap loads also are there any gas holes to clean or is the spring the only way it recycles the bolt?
The Winchester model 59 is not a gas operated semi-auto, instead it uses the short recoil system and hence their is no adjustment. The model 59 should be able to shoot trap loads without any adjustment if working properly. Read More
Recoilis minimal in a rifle, so the 44 specials are very enjoyable to file. My friends 9 year old, slightly built sin shoots these out of a Super Blackhawk (handgun), and I have a hard time making him stop. The only real problem you could experience is a potential double feed, which would tie up the gun. I experience this in my rifle if I use bullets with a short nose. Round nose factory loads… Read More
How do you determine if a 16 gauge Riverside shotgun is chambered for 2 9-16'' instead of 2 3-4'' and is 2 9-16 ammunition available?
no doubt that many 2 3/4" shells have been fired in shotguns chambered for 2 9/16" but it is not considered safe. It is a easy fix for a gunsmith to lengthen the chamber to 2 3/4' if the gun is safe to fire. Magnum or heavy loads are not recommended for most of these old shotguns Read More
NO !!!!!! damascus steel is not made to shoot with modern powders. It was made for black powder shotshells only. It would be very dangerous to shoot with todays loads . to much pressure in todays powders Maybe, but - - - In Europe, a lot of old shotguns from the top tier of gunmakers have been properly maintained for 100 or more years and reproofed regularly and are still in use with "modern" ammunition… Read More
The 410 is a shotgun round. Slug loads are available and have been made for decades. Read More
You should be OK with standard loads. Read More
What it is chambered for. Shoot as many different loads and pattern. Read More
You could, just get "light" loads for this gun. Winchester feather loads are good. Read More
Try the Goex powder website, they have an extensive database for loads and velocities on cap and ball BP loads, as well as other black powder loads, rifle, shotgun and cartridge. I placed a link in the related links section to the page. Read More
A Remington model 11 shotgun, semi-automatic (based on the Browning A5 or Auto-5 hump-back design). Cobain's shotgun was 20 gauge and the shells he used were standard two-and-three-quarters inch birdshot loads. The gun was old; this model of shotgun was only made 1905 to 1947. Apparently one of Cobain's good friends bought it used at a sporting goods store, purchasing it for Cobain at his request a month or so before he died. Read More
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNSAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER TRY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
Definitely. You just have to have fairly hot loads and a #4 shot - #1 birdshot. Read More
No way to answer without knowing what gauge and what loads you are talking about Read More
alot depends on the condition of your weapon. many of the shotguns made prior to 1945 are not built to withstand todays modern magnum loads. you should be fine if you stay with game loads and target loads. Avoid steel shot. sorry, no waterfowl hunting with that weapon. no coper plated shot either. better safe than dead or maimed. You can purchase a modern shotgun used for under 200.00 at almost any gun store. It… Read More
The 1866 has a shiny brass frame earning it the nickname "yellow boy". The 1873 and newer have sturdier steel frames capable of handling more powerful loads. Read More
No. The .22 Magnum is not only longer than the .22 LR, but it is larger in diameter. The 22 WRM (its proper name) also has much more energy- and would not be safe to fire in a rifle built for .22LR. Read More
actually no shotgun is good for a beginner. the shotgun has loads of power in it and would scare the living hell out of anyone who hasn't even used a handgun. buy a small gun first and start to get used to the sound and power because a shotgun is 10x that. take my advice and after you think your ready go out and see whatever shotgun u like the most have fun and be… Read More
Are you talking 2 3/4" magnum shells, or 3" mag shells? Do not put a 3"chamber barrel on a standard receiver. Do not try to load 3" shells in a Light 12. A browning Light twelve can handle the heaviest 2 3/4" loads available. Remember to set the friction ring assembly for "Heavy Loads". Read More
It was used for heavy field loads. 1 3/8 or 1 1/2. HS7 is kin to Winchester 571.May even be same powder. Read More
NEVER DEVIATE FROM PUBLISHED LOADING DATA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not use any component not listed in an accepted loading reference. Read More
What is the value of a 1981 Browning Citori grade 1 12ga shotgun chambered for 3 loads and with 28 barrels?
100-600 USD Read More
Possibly a BAYER 12 Gauge side by side ? Mine has two hammers and triggers. The trademark of a knight on horseback is inscribed on both barrels, and also 'Anc.Etabl.Pieper Herstal Belgium' inscribed on the barrel rail. Have any older shotgun checked by a gunsmith before using, it may not be up to modern loads. I cant find any other markings except for Occidential stamped on the side and it has a police shield on… Read More
I'm not going to tell you to go out and shoot it, but in general, these are fairly well-made guns and if they have been given reasonable care are still safe to use. You should have an experienced gunsmith inspect any old gun before you use it. Even if the 'smith gives it his blessing, I wouldn't use any magnum loads or steel shot. Read More
please, do not use any unpublished hand loads. ALWAYS go to a loading manual. These loads have been tested with pressure measuring equipment. Several handbooks can be found at bookstores and local gunshops. Sometimes even lowering the amount of powder or changing the brand can cause high pressures. Read More