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Browning 78 chambering

This is a ???? for you gunsmiths. If I use a 1.250" barrel blank, what is the max chamber I can use in a B-78? I'm thinking .470" size, but hoping .530"?...Rich
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    Re: Browning 78 chambering

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    This is a ???? for you gunsmiths. If I use a 1.250" barrel blank, what is the max chamber I can use in a B-78? I'm thinking .470" size, but hoping .530"?...Rich
    Both the 1885 and the B78 came with the belted Magnum chambers (.532) and can handle
    them easy.

    I had a 7 Rem Mag that I later converted to a 7mm STW. One of my favorite single shot rifles
    is a Browning 1885 that I re barreled to 45/120.

    They are strong actions and be made to shoot very well.

    Good Luck.

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    Re: Browning 78 chambering

    Good to hear from you Jerry! Thanks for the quick response. I have one chambered in my 300 Sherman that shoots lights out. It has a 28" Bartlein and I was thinking I might want to punch it out to my new 30/375 S.I........thanks again/Rich
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