New shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by alwaysarmed, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    I just picked up a Stevens 320 12ga. 18" barrel. $223 for gun and two boxes of federal 00buckshot and the wife wasn't angry either lol.
    I think I did alright today. What does everyone
    Else think?
     
  2. havasu

    havasu Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you're happy, then it is a great price. Isn't that what it is all about?
     

  3. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    Well I don't know much about these gun but the price seemed good and I thought that if it was half as good as their rifles I'd come out ok.
     
  4. havasu

    havasu Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Can you post up a pic of the new shotgun for us?
     
  5. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    Soo went too shoot the gun and after 6 rounds the action is stuck and I can't cycle the spent round out
     
  6. gvw3

    gvw3 New Member

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    That is not and indicator for this shotgun. Hope it works out.
     
  7. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    I got it cleared. The bolt for some reason rotates at the extractor and it had rotated and was causing it to bind up cycles well just running shells through it but not sure how its going to work when shooting. I will try it again and see hopefully the was a one time thing. Ill will keep you all updated.

    Here is the pic request from previous post.

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  8. gvw3

    gvw3 New Member

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    I just read on another site to run 100 bird shot shells threw this shotgun to break it in. Use real light #8 1oz loads. They say it will be fine after that.
     
  9. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    Ok tanks. Looks like ill be buying a value pack at Walmart soon. And if the issue continues what can y'all say for savages customer service.
     
  10. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    You just as well go one and polish the cylinder. All cheap shotgun ammo is steel cased and subject to hang in the cylinder. A short piece of 3/8" dowel and some steel wool will do the job. If you can't find a dowel you can get it done with a pencil. Try to find a heavy duty 1/2" drill to polish the cylinder. It's not that you will need the power. A 1/2" drill turns very slowly reducing the risk of something going wrong. Dollar tree sells steel wool that is in tube shaped roll that is perfect for polishing the cylinder on a shotgun.
     
  11. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    It wasn't the shell that was stuck the extractor and the rest of the bolt in this gunn is two pieces and the extractor slides back and forth anD rotates when moving back. So when I shot it rotated and was binding up. There for preventing me from cycling the gun.
     
  12. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Some folks cleans n service a gun prior to range use. I have never really had an issue w my 870 functioning but after pattern testing, I did take it apart and the gun was as dry as a bone.

    You can polish bolt group, rails etc., and this will help the gun cycle. Armorers have done the steel wool trick to polish chambers but the chamber is not always the culprit.

    Yet, some guns & people need a break in period.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well if the wife isn't mad, then you're pretty much golden!:p
     
  14. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Savage Rifles have a good reputation for accuracy. I don't know about their shotguns but in general, light loads for tgt practice is a good idea. No reason to work on bad habits - they tend to multiply on their own. Most attribute this phenomenon w Murphy's Law.

    Not all pumps are created equal - some people have them so smooth, the recoil does half the work; all they have to do is push slide fwd. (Modern guns - no slam fire - Trench Broom)
     
  15. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    The old savage/stevens shotguns were good shooters. I borrow a Savage pump from a friend when I visit. The old savage doesn't have a rotating bolt. If I had to compare it to anything I have shot it would be an Ithaca. My brother has a Stevens 20 ga SxS that is older than he is. The gun has never been in the shop as far as I know.