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Re: The "Southern" Chamber Burst
I just got around to sending some of the Herters 16ga.factory loads I tested some years back off for testing by Tom Armbrust.It was no surprise at the results.Of the five shells I sent,One clocked in at 13,400 psi and was only moving 1136fps.The average for the five was at 12,520 psi.This is way over the industry standard of 12,000 max pressure.Remember my comment about the early L.C.Smith bores being small which could drive pressures even higher.Folks,be carefull what shells you are shooting in these old guns of the shelf! Charlie.