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Re: 16 GA FW bore dimension ?
Travis; Bore diameters are much tighter on the earlier 16ga. guns.I have one that measures .640. What you have is not unusual.Modern ammo is geared for 2.750" chambers and .665 bores.Be very careful with your selection of ammo and loads.You have the option of cutting the chambers longer to the 2.750 specs or loading or buying 2.5" length shells.Last year a real nice 16ga. Smith was blown up at the Southern. Best of luck.Charlie.