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#6419782 - 08/22/16 01:03 PM I have a couple questions for a gun smith
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I recently got a stoeger longfowler sxs shoots 3in is it possible to polish or ream the barrel to shoot 3 1/2?
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#6419822 - 08/22/16 01:17 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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Possible, probably not. Practical or safe, no.

3" is fine. Get good 3" shells & don't worry about it.


Edited by maximus_flavius (08/22/16 01:18 PM)

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#6419860 - 08/22/16 01:36 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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What about polishing so the shells slide out easily after shooting?
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#6419990 - 08/22/16 02:44 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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Bad idea. If you want a 3 1/2" gun, get a 3 1/2" gun.

Sell the gun that you have to someone who will appreciate it.


Edited by charlesb (08/22/16 02:46 PM)
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#6420058 - 08/22/16 03:30 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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There are no double barrel sxs that shoot 3.5 or I'd have it I've checked this is the problem


Edited by johnboy91 (08/22/16 03:31 PM)
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#6420136 - 08/22/16 04:30 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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Maybe there's a good reason for that.

So - get something besides a SxS, if you've just gotta shoot 3.5's.

Several folks here have given you good advice. - Take it or leave it.


Edited by charlesb (08/22/16 04:31 PM)
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#6420150 - 08/22/16 04:38 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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No, just no.

Polishing the chamber won't have much effect on extraction regarding shotguns.


Edited by TDK (08/22/16 04:39 PM)
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#6420155 - 08/22/16 04:42 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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Hold my beer !!!

Would be interesting to see both barrels fire at the same time. nuts
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#6420181 - 08/22/16 05:10 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: charlesb]
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
Maybe there's a good reason for that.

So - get something besides a SxS, if you've just gotta shoot 3.5's.

Several folks here have given you good advice. - Take it or leave it.


What's the good reason? They make an o/u that shoots 3.5?
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#6420185 - 08/22/16 05:12 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: TDK]
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Originally Posted By: TDK
No, just no.

Polishing the chamber won't have much effect on extraction regarding shotguns.


I just read online people who shot comp with double barrels do that for easier extraction all my questions are actually valid questions I don't understand the smart responses...


Edited by johnboy91 (08/22/16 05:24 PM)
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#6420222 - 08/22/16 05:49 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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Not all double guns are created equal. You have differences between quality of the steel, heat treatment or lack thereof, differences in wall thickness of the barrels in certain areas, weight differences, different types and numbers of locking mechanisms, different levels of fitting between the action and barrels that may or may not keep them on-face longer, so on.

I'm sorry, but a Stoeger just isn't a gun I would take chances with. If you want a double that shoots 3 1/2" shells save up for a Citori or Cynergy that is already built to take the additional pressure, case thrust, and recoil forces. Not to mention lengthening the chambers in a gun will void any warranty, so now your pushing limits and have relinquished any liability and warranty given with a modern gun.

I agree with people above, 3 1/2" shells just aren't necessary when you can get quality 3" shells.

Polishing the chamber to a high degree will have a barely noticeable difference on extraction when dealing with slippery plastic hulls. Rifle cases which also deal with more expansion and contraction is where you'll see a difference. If you are having extraction issues there is something else at play.


Edited by TDK (08/22/16 05:51 PM)
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#6420231 - 08/22/16 05:54 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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Here's what can happen when you do things that shouldn't be.
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#6420236 - 08/22/16 05:58 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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If you are determined for more power, get a 10ga SxS
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#6420249 - 08/22/16 06:05 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: TDK]
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Originally Posted By: TDK
Not all double guns are created equal. You have differences between quality of the steel, heat treatment or lack thereof, differences in wall thickness of the barrels in certain areas, weight differences, different types and numbers of locking mechanisms, different levels of fitting between the action and barrels that may or may not keep them on-face longer, so on.

I'm sorry, but a Stoeger just isn't a gun I would take chances with. If you want a double that shoots 3 1/2" shells save up for a Citori or Cynergy that is already built to take the additional pressure, case thrust, and recoil forces. Not to mention lengthening the chambers in a gun will void any warranty, so now your pushing limits and have relinquished any liability and warranty given with a modern gun.

I agree with people above, 3 1/2" shells just aren't necessary when you can get quality 3" shells.

Polishing the chamber to a high degree will have a barely noticeable difference on extraction when dealing with slippery plastic hulls. Rifle cases which also deal with more expansion and contraction is where you'll see a difference. If you are having extraction issues there is something else at play.



Thank for the info I appreciate it
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#6420251 - 08/22/16 06:05 PM Re: I have a couple questions for a gun smith [Re: johnboy91]
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Thank you for the info tdk I appreciate it
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