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Winchester SXP chamber length

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Darkhuntsman695, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Darkhuntsman695

    Darkhuntsman695 Active Member

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    Hi everyone. Is there a way to see what my chamber length is for cartridges? I want to see if 76mm magnums will fit before I buy them. And I can't seem to find it on my gun or in the manual.
     
  2. Kyska

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    They are 3" chambers, just to check, it'll say on the barrels.
     
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    I have a SXP it is a 3 inch chamber but there is also a 3 1/2 inch chamber model also. the barrel should say what it is. according to their website it says "3 1/2 chamber gives the magnum advantage" http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?mid=512251&family=021C . I use my hatsan 3 1/2 chambered gun for shooting magnums as i was led to believe that its about the size of a used shell. E.g a 2 3/4 shell once shot expands to a 3in so needs 3 in chamber to clear the gun.

    I may be wrong but its what iv heard so havent put any magnums through my sxp.

    is there a local shop you can maybe ask in or give a call up?
     
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    Thanks people. I found out that mine is the 3" chamber model. I'm rather disappointed by this news, meaning I can't fire the 3 1/2" Gamebore Magnums :(
     
  5. Kyska

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    Why do you need to? What are you shooting?
     
  6. Darkhuntsman695

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    I don't need them. But, they're darn fun to shoot ;)
     
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    You are mixing up your magnums. In your first post you ask if you can fire 76mm magnums. Yes you can they are 3 inch magnums not 3 1/2 inch magnums.
    You can't fire 89mm double magnums they are 3 1/2 inch.

    The measurement written on a shell is it's expanded measurement after firing. ( the length of chamber it is safe to shoot it in)
    One of these shells needs a 76mm chamber and one only a 70mm chamber. But they are both the same length when they go in the gun. A rto expands less than a crimp closure when fired.
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    70mm, 76mm, and 89mm.
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    Cheers Andy
     
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    Get an sx3
     

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