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Hi all I am thinking of buying a 28 bore hammer gun but I can’t find any 2.5 inch cartridges anybody now where I can get some 

i shoot 28 but they are 70mm so no good to me .

             Thanks for looking 

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Hi not sure if they are still available, Gamebore pure gold 65mm cases 16 grams load. I purchased these with plastic wads and the cases are good for reloading. I will have a look at my cases to see if any others are 65mm. I used the cartridges with plastic wads as they were better for reloading.

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15 hours ago, Saltings said:

you could have it reemed out to 2 3/4 as pressures are the same    or reload your own 

????? How can you say this without knowing what the gun in question was proofed at originally ? These will not be the same as modern proof pressures . Not to mention that in doing so the gun will be rendered out of proof .

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8 hours ago, Gunman said:

????? How can you say this without knowing what the gun in question was proofed at originally ? These will not be the same as modern proof pressures . Not to mention that in doing so the gun will be rendered out of proof .

a suggestion  which would then lead to a gunsmiths door to be checked over    chambers worked on then reproofed   

https://www.brownells.co.uk/SHOTGUN-CHAMBERING-REAMERS-Straight-Flute-Reamer-2-3-4-12-Ga-729-185mm-Bushing-CLYMER-12-Gauge-Chamber-Reamers-184052729  not everyone has  similar to this lying about  for a 28 bore

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51 minutes ago, Gunman said:

It would be interesting to know just how many gunsmiths in the UK have chamber reamers on hand in all bores  ,410 to 12 at least  . I will bet a £1 its not many .

 

It would be interesting to know just how many “gunsmiths” are left in the UK, never mind reamers, I will bet a £1 its not many. :)

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I wouldn't have thought many either, being a dying trade. Not many gunmakers left to apprentice and train them or gun shops to use them. Too many closing.

Good gunsmiths will be ran off their feet.

The days of gunsmiths making all their own tools are long gone, they'll make bits and pieces but not reamers, they'll be bought in along with lots of other tooling.

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