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Old 09-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #21
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I agree - the simplist solution is to shoot better ammo. I have 11-87 Ducks Unlimited - shoots everything. Only had one failure to feed - bolt stayed open and shell was still in mag. Never seen it before.

All I did was to cycle the action again - and it fired. This was w reloads. The trend is toward reloading and lighter loads.

Baretta 391 - competition model - still needed spring change $12 to handle cheap shells & light reloads.

Remington advised me to have ports drilled to new spec if I continue to have problems cycling. Evidently, I do not have the improved Tgt/Skeet gas ports. Since I have only had one malfunction, I am holding off w my Remington. I have already tuned my Baretta to light loads.

Note: I will have to change springs to avoid battering if I use 3" Mag.

Gent told me to wrap steel OOOO steel wool around brass brush to polish chamber. Doesn't sound as effective a brake cylinder hone.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #22
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The 3" Magnum action spring is exactly the same as the standard spring. The only difference is the barrel - one gas port - and the heavier action sleeve.
Wrapping steel wool on a bronze brush will burnish the chamber, and in many cases that's enough, but I have yet to have the hone fail.
What could have happened... did.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #23
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He was actually shooting Rio's 1oz. the power dram I don't know about
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I agree that you should at least try a box of different ammo. Get a box of Remington Gun Clubs or Federal Top Gun shells. They are about as cheap as Winchester Universal/Super X and don't seem to have the same sticking problems. I shoot 3/4 ounce 12 gauge loads in my nearly 40 year old 1100 which has the original O-ring still in it (yes it's ratty and I have a replacement, but I want to see how long it lasts).

The difference is that I shoot reloads and they all go through a resizer in the first stage. The only FTE problems I've ever had were with new Winchester Super X shells from Sports Authority. About 1/4 of them got stuck in the chamber after firing. I typically shoot 100 shots a week and clean the gun about once every 2-3 months (whether it needs it or not) and I never have a problem with shells failing to extract/eject even with these light loads.
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