z51 wrote: ...I not guessing like you, I know it can be done.
You know, I was really trying to carry on a cordial conversation with you but I just couldn't let this one go. I never said it couldn't be done. I said it would take extra steps to install invector plus tubes that would be more work than its worth. I also said that it could probably be done with another style of tube. After taking some measurements it seemed possible that it may require thinwalled tubes. But you also "knew" that his gun could be tapped for factory tubes....see below.
z51 wrote:Yes, if he has the correct style of Invector taps for your model.......
That's funny. The o.d. of the barrel behind the flared choke section on my Silver (the kind of gun the op has, not a SX2) is .828. I just measured the o.d. of an invector plus tube and it clocked in at .829.....yeah, let those numbers sink in. If you cut off the expanded choke section of a Silver barrel you can't just tap it for an invector plus tube because the tube is bigger in diameter than the barrel is. If we were talking about taking an inch off the end and deepening the existing tube recess a little that would be one thing and probably doable, but lopping 4 inches off the end and starting from scratch in the narrow part of the barrel is not going to work with invector plus tubes unless you expand the new muzzle enough to accept the tube.
Math is your friend, but only if you know how to do it.