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Unread 04-01-2020, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Pressure question Damascus barrels

So I have a short 10. I want to start using smokeless powder for skeet shooting and hunting with bismuth. I am seeing a lot of the recepies use powder that no one makes anymore. So what is the safe pressure I should stick under for a Damascus barrel from a parker made in 1884? It is in mint condition and I would like to keep it that way yet still enjoy it on a few goose hunts.
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Just for reference, RST pressure for their 10ga 2.62 Lite, 1-1/4oz loads is 5500 psi, about half of Parker service pressure limits.
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What are the service pressure limits for the parker Damascus barrel 10ga? Once I have that then I should be able to find the recepies for using modern powders .
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By use of the search function you should be able to find the answer to most of your questions. There is also a thread on the 19 gr. Red Dot load in which a member sent it to Tom Armburst and had it tested and posts the results. Also check Pete Lesters short 10 loading thread in the reloading section. The sticky thread above this post.

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So I'm gathering from that , that 10,000psi and under is a safe load for the Damascus barrels from 1884? If so there are lotsa load recipes using materials still made and available from retailers. That's exactly what I am looking for.
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So I'm gathering from that , that 10,000psi and under is a safe load for the Damascus barrels from 1884? If so there are lotsa load recipes using materials still made and available from retailers. That's exactly what I am looking for.
I disagree with your take on a blanket statement on what pressure is safe to use in a Parker.





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Ok. So this is exactly what my problem is. What is the safe pressure on a Damascus barrel parker shotgun? The gun looks like it has had less than a couple of hundred shells through it. I have had it mag particle tested. In my opinion it's in mint condition. So would someone like to answer? What am I missing? I have always understood components and recipes are based on pressure.
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I'm not interested in a Recipe. Just want a pressure to stay under
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What are the minimum barrel wall thickness measurements at strategic intervals along the lengths of the tubes?

Each gun is different.... and why would anyone want to shoot a maximum load anyway?





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