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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Sprinklerman, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. Sprinklerman

    Sprinklerman Member

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    I have a browning lighting 20/28 combo. I want to be able to shoot 410 sporting events.I would apprecate your thoughts on sub-guage inserts. My intention at this point is use the 28 guage barrel with inserts.Thanks Mark Mauch
     
  2. finger

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    they work after a fashion. For pleasure shooting go ahead, but if money, winning or your reputation are on the line go with full length tubes from either Briley or Kolar. bob finger
     
  3. gun1357

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    Not a good idea. They will be very thin, fragile and expensive. The 20 ga. will be the better candidate. Talk to the folks at Briley and they will confirm this. Ron
     
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    You could do that but the 410 is such a tough gun anyway- I would think the pattern would be not be good- even if they could make full length tubes

    why not a full length set of tubes by briley for the 20 gauge barrel?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. Sprinklerman

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    Thanks Ron I never thought of that,my thought was that the lighter shot load would work better from the smaller barrel bore.
     
  6. gun1357

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    I really meant to recommend the full length tubes also. They aren't very heavy and you will eliminate a major pain when you try to clean your barrels after shooting the .410. Ron
     
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    If you want to clean for a while buy them,also from my research you have to shoot factory aa or sts ammo and the 410 isnt very effective past 35 yards,invest a few more dollars a buy full lenght tubes.

    Bill
     
  8. maclellan1911

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    I tried the 410 chambermates in a 12gauge. I didnt like it. very off sounding shots and just a mess of chunky residue in the barrel. Only skeet shooter I know has the rhino tubes about 15" long. Hes been trying to sell them becouse the flop around a bit in the barrel. He eneded up with the complete set from briley. they go end to end. He shoots 410 a lot.
     
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    For the .410 get full length tubes. The shortie .410 tubes have a mixed record according to users.

    Not even sure they make a 28 to .410 sub gauge tube, full length or shortie.

    And, I'm not sure you'd be able to get a 20 to .410 full length tube unless it was a special order.
     
  10. gun1357

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    Full length .410 tubes for the 20 ga. go all the way back to the Purbaugh(sp) days in the '60s. Briley just made a set for a friend of mine's 20 ga. Browning 525. Ron
     
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    Sprinklerman, I have the same combo and I can say that this is one that I won't trade away. After dealing with the inserts I would agree that you should just go with full legnth tubes. But a problem, and it is a big one is that a 410 fired in a tube in that gun probably will not set the sear on the second barrel. It will probably have to be converted to mechanical triggers to be reliable. Enjoy it! Rick Gibbs
     
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    Go with Briley Ultimate Ultralites. I had a set in a 687 Sporter 20 ga and they were fabulous. Get the trigger conversion as well.
     
  13. ec90t

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    Sprinklerman,

    I would call Browning and check on the price of 410 barrels fitted to your action. This may be a viable alternative to having a set of tubes fitted to your barrels. The other plus is that it would add to the value of your gun and you could have the barrels serial #'d to your reciever. Just a thought.

    ec90t
     
  14. Bridger

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    Full length tubes will be the way to go. Briley will make the 20 to .410 tubes, Kolar will not as they feel that there is not enough chamber wall to do it safely. The trigger conversion is no big deal and can be done easily by Briley for a reasonable cost while the gun is there to have the tubes made. I don't think you can get a 28 to .410 tube even in the short ones.
     
  15. maclellan1911

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/CHAMBERMATES-28GA-TO-410GA-Beretta-Browning-Ruger-gun_W0QQitemZ290068110956QQihZ019QQcategoryZ73953QQcmdZViewItem
     
  16. timb99

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    I just had Briley do my inertial reset to work for .410. It is not a mechanical conversion, only resetting (or replacing) the spring in the inertial reset to a lighter setting.

    Took it out today. Works flawlessly.

    $131 total. $25 for me to ship it to them. $75 for the work. $31 for return shipping and $2000 insurance.
     
  17. Pass103

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    Chamber mates 28 to 410 is the best of the best. You will shoot better 410 than you ever did before patterns great and keeps speed up. All you nay sayers never tried it. I don't know how people knock stuff on what they think, not test. I will sell you a set for $225.00 tax paid postage paid and take them back if you don't like them. Duck hunters excluded. Fowl Frank 800 441 0568
     
  18. maclellan1911

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    I tried the 12 to 410 chambermate, not to good for me. 28 to 410 should perform as well as the 12 to 20 I would think.
     
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