First Shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Spank, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Spank

    Spank New Member

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    I've been registered a very long time but have never posted. Recently, with income tax money, I decided to purchase my first shotgun. I've been interested in skeet shooting after having been with a few folks, watching them and even participating a little bit myself and wanted to get into it.

    I knew I wanted a Beretta and that's all I had my heart set on. I had started out looking at a used xtrema but noticed I could get an xtrema 2 for just a little bit more, shortly after I'd spent $1300 on a brand new shotgun. :eek: An expensive purchase for someone who's never owned a gun before, but I'm pretty proud of it.

    I know some people who know some people that could help me with this information, the problem is getting with those people. I need information on oiling and cleaning the gun, the cleaning info I can wait on (haven't shot it yet, too cold), the oiling I need to do.

    Can anyone provide information, pictures, video, of where/how to oil my new gun?

    Also, where do I mail my warranty information?

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Road_Hogg2XL

    Road_Hogg2XL New Member

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    Spank, what are you going to do with that Fancy Italian Shotgun?:D
     

  3. mrasgt

    mrasgt New Member

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    shotgun

    I hope he's gonna put a few hundred boxes of #7 through it when it gets warm enough to destroy some clay!!!!!
     
  4. Road_Hogg2XL

    Road_Hogg2XL New Member

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    This shotgun is primarily for hunting, not sporting clays. Dove, Ducks, Geese and Pheasants.
     
  5. jbshoots

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    a brand new 1300 dollar shotgun should come with an instruction manual with detailed instructions for breaking down the gun. if not i'm sure you could find a manual for download somewhere on the internet (Google is your friend). if all else fails you may be able to find videos on You Tube that show how to field strip your gun (this is how i learned to field strip an sks).

    to clean a shotgun first you field strip it.

    then using a basic shotgun cleaning kit you use the rod and brush with solvent to clean the bore and follow up with the patches until the bore is totally clean and all solvent is removed.

    then using the toothbrush looking thing from your kit and a non abrasive cloth and some solvent you clean all the parts of the action and all surfaces inside the receiver and magazine then wipe dry when its all clean. then oil all moving parts and the surfaces they move against lightly with a separate cloth. they don't need to be coated in oil, just slick. leaving excess oil will attract dirt into you moving parts and cause malfunctions.

    finally, reassemble the gun and wipe the entire outside of it down with the oily cloth to keep the finish and the stock (if its wood) protected from the elements and remove the oils from your own fingerprints.

    i know that's not specific to your gun, but that is how i go about cleaning a shotgun. you just need to refer to your manual for instructions on how to disassemble/reassemble your specific gun.

    as for your warranty info, it should be in the stuff that came in the box. if not just contact the manufacturer through their website.

    and lastly, sounds like you may have a nice gun there, i'm sure you'll have fun with it.

    and if you wouldn't mind could you post a pic? i'd like to see it.
     
  6. Spank

    Spank New Member

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    I bought it for clay shooting, I don't have the patience for hunting in general. I guess pheasant hunting wouldn't be too bad, but I don't see myself ever buying a rifle to go deer hunting. I need action :p

    Very dialup unfriendly pictures, probably didn't need to be so high quality, but I didn't change it lol.
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    I tried youtube, that was my first bet before coming here, not very helpful sadly, neither has been Google. Will have to try some different search terms until I can come up with something I guess.
     
  7. Spank

    Spank New Member

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    Well, I'm going out tomorrow to fire it for the first time. Eager to see how that goes....
     
  8. stalkingbear

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    Let us know how you do. I'd recommend you put the cylinder or improved cylinder choke tube in it if it don't have skeet choke tube included. You'll be able to hit them a LOT easier with an open choke.
     
  9. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    Contrats Spank!

    You are going to LOVE that Xtrema2.
     
  10. Spank

    Spank New Member

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    Well my gun fired a few times then stopped..... Load a shell, click, but no boom. Took it back to Benton Shooters and he looked it it, I had an o ring just flopping around in there, attatched to nothing. He compared it to two other guns and just didn't see the o ring on any of the other xtrema2s so we took it out, went around back and shoot a box of shells through it and it fired every time after that. I'm going to check again though because when I had the gun apart (broken in the two pieces, not completely apart :p) that o ring wasn't just loose, I think it goes to something, just gotta find a diagram and have a look around in that area. The guy at Benton Shooters went a long ways in helping me I feel, he even offered to swap it for a new gun if it wouldn't keep working.

    But my friend had alot of other guns so we shot those instead, we killed a box! Mostly dove and turkey shot, and a few shots from a rifle I'm not familiar with.

    Box
     
  11. Spank

    Spank New Member

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    **in reference to my previous post, I noticed this starts on a new page now**

    I found this, thought I'd point out the area.

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    The red is where the o ring was (if that's the rod that connects to the slide) and I wonder if its the o ring from something in blue, but I can only glance at it and don't see any way of really taking that area apart and checking it. Also I noticed that where I have the purple question mark, I don't see that...... and I've had problems with number 18 popping out, so maybe 22 attatches to 18? Or somehow inside 17? I'm about to leave for work so I'll have to look at it more tonight

    Schematic for Beretta® 391 Xtrema 2 - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools
     
  12. Jeehs

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    It might help to put up the parts list, Because then someone might be able to figure what Place the O-ring was from, I doubt alot of people know the parts of their Shotguns by #, I tend to go more by place or function. (I know Jack crap about Bretta's) But to me It looks like it was in the Magazine tube, Im not sure how that'd effect the Action of the gun, But as I said I dont know much about Bretta's. Good Luck to you, and Have fun.
     
  13. Jpyle

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    Is the o ring the general size of a shot shell or smaller? Was there a dowel in the magazine tube when the gun shipped, were there o rings on the dowel, is one missing? Not a whole lot of applications for o rings or other rubber parts on a shotgun as heat and cleaning solvents tend to break them down. I imagine it's from the mag tube but that's just a hunch. Take the parts list and break the gun down to see what's missing to be sure.
     
  14. Spank

    Spank New Member

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    I'm sorry, this link was supposed to be posted with the post, I don't know why it didn't show up, but it's the only diagram with parts info I can find. **MY links are not showing up, I don't know why, I guess I DID post a link, it just didn't show up.

    Schematic for Beretta® 391 Xtrema 2 - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

    I just got home from work, I'll be having a look at it now. And the o ring is about an inch and a half wide.


    I'm not sure honestly. This isn't something I'm familiar with.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2010
  15. Spank

    Spank New Member

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    I'd post a link to the video, but I found my answer!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FQhPMjX0jQ]YouTube - Beretta A391 Xtrema Troubleshooting[/ame]

    It's supposed to go inside the forend... thats what the video calls it... I've put it back in though, I'll fire it tomorrow and see how it goes.

    **wow the video shows up, well, there you go!
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010