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SUPER X-1modified to 3" chamber

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  1. SD duck

    SD duck TS Member

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    Some outfit in MN is said to have converted SX1's to 3". Does anyone have any experience (or hearsay) with the success/failure of this conversion.

    I have a 26" IC barrel 2 3/4" with an added 3" chamber mark.
    Only one small gas vent hole. Is this odd? My 30" has 2 vent holes

    Thanks to any and all replies.
     
  2. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    The one gas vent would seem to make sense since the 3" loads would generate more gas/pressure and the typical gas venting in 2 3/4" barrels would cause excessive bolt slam.
     
  3. superxjeff

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    It's not common but the late Bob baumgart converted a few as well as Nu-Line guns in Missiuri. They were never a really hot deal. I have friends who use them and have had OK luck but never god luck with them. The barrel must be used on a modified reciever. If you bought the barrel to shoot sporting clays or something you can remove the blockage in the other port and the gun will function fine.Jeff
     
  4. winchesterm12

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    Jeff hit it right on, the barrel must be used with a receiver that has had the breech port lengthened forward. I have one of the nuline guns and I'm very happy with it. Works well with 3" and heavy 2 3/4" shells. I also shoot the occasional round of trap with it. The action doesn't cycle with trap loads so you don't need a shell catcher
     
  5. SD duck

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    It cycles 1 1/8 oz fine but not 1 oz, the other barrel will cycle both. The gun has a new recoil spring and buffer. The reciever is unmodified so its a nogo for a 3" then?
     
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    That is correct. Jeff
     
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    You might call NU-Line and ask them what to look for to determine what a converted gun looks like. I guess I do not undestand if you bought the gun and the barrel togather. It has been so long since I have seen one I can't remember what was modified to do the conversion besides the obvious re-chamber and plugging the gas port.A friend of mine who has one of the best hunt clubs in the rea that I live in had a bunch of them converted over the years and they just were never reliable over the long run. They shot 3,000 ducks a year so the guns were given a honest try. I would just buy Heavy shot 1 1/4 Oz of #2 shot in 2 3/4 as it will kill further then any 3 inch steel will. Jeff
     
  8. SD duck

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    Thank you fellows. I think I'll just use it as is. If it should 1 day get fed a 3", it'll just jam and not be a big deal. I can see where the reciever has not been altered but could be quite easily.
     
  9. Hitapair

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    Pat Laib converted one for me and it worked fine.
     
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