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Skeeter Chamber Inserts ??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hoffman06, May 8, 2010.

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  1. hoffman06

    hoffman06 Member

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    I was wondering if anyone had ever had any experience with the Skeeter Chamber inserts for gauge reduction. Would these be a safe way to go, 12 to 20 ga, in a quality Damascus bbl. I just want to shoot my Hollis double a little. Any comments would be appreciated.
    Carey
     
  2. goatskin

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    Although you may get a differing opinion - 'quality' damascus barrels are safe to shoot and are not one bit unsafe - assuming a little sanity on your part.

    You DO have to load differently, of course, and rolling your own Black Powder loads is a treat.

    Hodgdon's SR-7625 is a damascus barrel's very best friend.


    Bob
     
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    Thank you Bob, I will check out the SR-7625.
    Carey
     
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    As a purely factual matter, it's awfully hard to blow up any barrel, and damascus (as Tom Armbrust and Sherman Bell have demonstrated repeatedly) is especially so.

    Which Hollis's gun do you have? Pics, perhaps?

    My very favorite 2" & 2½" 15/16thoz load won't reliably cycle an automatic, yet is pure, cold death on french toast - including 35yd duck & goose with #4 Bismuth: (Federal Paper, F209A, Gulandi or WinRed wad, ±23gn 7625)

    Or the same load with 2½drams of ffG ...



    Bob
     
  5. jwolf@wcgc

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    To address your question about skeeters. I bought skeeters for my sons 20 ga ( to .410) they work fine for one shot. You than have to poke the empty out with a pencil, the brass expands in the skeeter. If you don't mind poking out the empties after each shot- I don't mind cause they come in pairs and he only gets 1 at a time on the trap line- they work well. As far as using in a damascus barrel, for gods sake have your gun checked by a gunsmith before any smokeless powder is burned.
     
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    The new Rhino Stingers are 15 inches long and will do a better job than most others.

    http://www.rhinochokes.com/stingers.htm
     
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    GaugeMate adapters are Premium Shotgun Gauge Adapters that stay IN the gun!

    12 - 20 Gold Adapter Kit, (1 pair with Accessories) $169.99



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