SAAMI unsafe cartridge interchangability

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by danf_fl, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  2. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    .... Except if you have a certain revolver.. ;)
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Touche! Dern Medusa owner :)
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm curious about the 410. no metallic cartridges? what about the Taurus Judge and the some of the others using a 410 shotshell and a 45 Colt in the same chamber.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The Judge is not a .410 shotgun. What they are referring to is taking your single shot vintage 1902 Iver Johnson top break .410, and tosssing a .44 Magnum in there (Well, hey- it fits, doesn't it? :eek:)

    Markings on the Judge, IIRC are .45 Colt/ 410
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    then the Judge is actually chambered for the 45 Colt and able to use the 410?
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep. 45 Colt headspaces off the rim, as does .410. Problem w/ .410 and metallic catridges is that .410 SHOTGUNS are built to operate at much lower pressures, AND have a .410 bore (not meant for .44 or 45 bullets) The Thompson contender also had a .45 Colt/ .410 bbl.

    There IS a video of some guys trying to destroy a modern day top break .410, even running a .444 Marlin thru it :eek: (remote control firing) and did not blow up the gun. HOWEVER, that is tap dancing in a minefield!