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Thread: pressure test device for new loads

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    Single shot shotguns are the best bet. Other action types often prevent the gauge being placed over the chamber in the correct place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    don that tire idea is sort of what I had in mind but probably more along the lines of a range vise, I do not plan on deliberately blowing up a gun but rather ladder up to a load that is safe and can be proven to be safe several times.

    please keep the ideas coming.
    My buddy used a tire when testing an old Springfield. We were poor and that was all he had. It would be a pain to have to strap a gun onto a tire every time when using a single shot break open. A range vice would be easier but it needs to be set up to handle the recoil. Another option is to get a bolt action shotgun for the testing. Whatever holds the gun should be able to move during recoil or bad things may happen.

    I hear you about not trying to blow up the gun and that was not my intent. It is necessary to find a way to hold the gun and activate the trigger remotely.

    My buddy told me he stood behind a 20" oak tree. That should stop any parts. LOL. Hard to believe that was over 40 years ago.
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    found an old wards texas ranger model 20 that is just what I needed, beefy barrel, break open single shot, barrel is in good shape but stock is beat up and missing the firing pin. locks up tight and supposedly a h&r firing pin is supposed to fit or so I was told, anybody know were to get a firing pin or somebody that can make one.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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