Browning 78 chambering

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by elkaholic, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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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"?:D...Rich
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    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.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    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