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truckcop

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  1. All semi-auto shotguns (yes, even Benelli) can be finicky about the ammo it likes. It's like Forrest Gump's mama said, " . . . you never know what you're gonna get." There are a plethora of threads here from folks who have issues with their Benelli (fill in the blank) not reliably cycling along with a plethora of different answers about what works and what doesn't. You will find that the Federal Grand is or isn't an okay decision when you actually take it out and shoot it. I've got M1/2's and 4's and each version has different loads they just don't like and sometimes it isn't consistent between different guns of the same model. After much trial and error, I've found loads that are consistent across the board for MY guns. You're dealing with one gun. Shoot what you got there. It will either work or it won't. If it works for you, all the better and buy more. If it's inconsistent, move on to something else.
  2. "Disappointing that the article nor the display carton mention use of Federal’s Flitecontrol wad. That makes such a significant difference in pattern and shot consistency in my own testing. " According to another article it does not use the FliteControl wad. It uses their "Triple Plus Wad System".
  3. Benelli does have a history of changing things up like that and folks not realizing it until they try to fit something that don't really fit any more., i.e., mag tube threads, forearm design, barrel configurations, etc.
  4. If the barrel is cut off, that really sucks for the dealer. Someone like Briley might be able to make a custom length choke but that would probably cost as much as a used barrel.
  5. For that last check, close the bolt fully and run a dowel down the muzzle and check the barrel length. Is it whole number, i.e., 21", 26", etc., or is it 25 & 3/4, 27 & 7/8. Might give you a clue. I need to go to sleep now.
  6. One more errant midnight thought: Possible muzzle damage that caused someone to hack off the last quarter inch or so at the muzzle? Just spitballin'. The end of that vent rib doesn't look quite right in the pics. Might just be the lighting or camera angle.
  7. 1988 with a vent-rib? Haven't even seen one of those. My first M1 Super 90 from the mid 90's was a military/police version with a fixed choke. Perhaps the field versions from back in that era were also fixed choke, in which case, someone may have attempted to thread this barrel and ended up doing it badly. I have no idea but it's just a thought. Does the muzzle end of the barrel flare out ever-so slightly? That's an indication that it was originally made for interchangeable chokes. My first, fixed choke barrels don't have that slight flare at the muzzle and were unsuitable for aftermarket choke-threading, even trying Briley's thin-walled chokes. Sent one of the barrels to them and they sent it back saying it was a no-go for threading. Not enough material at the muzzle. Are there any markings on the barrel back near the receiver that specify a choke?
  8. look through the trigger pin hole and see where the mis-match is with the bushing. You might just need to give the rear of the trigger guard and slight push forward and then up into the receiver
  9. Flat portion of the spring should definitely protrude into the bushing through that slot. Give a little tap, maybe?
  10. Great minds think alike 😀😀
  11. That spring retains the pin by catching on one of the grooves in the pin. It's just above the safety button, on one side or the other.
  12. Re: Taran Carrier (lifter, elevator, whatever) I've put TTI's carrier in several of my guns and was going to do it on my M4. However, like you, it hasn't bitten me yet. The pic below shows why (IMHO). Left is M1/2(I can't remember which) with a TTI. Right is M1/2 with factory carrier. Middle is the M4. The factory M4 extends further into the loading port and the shape of the tip is different than that of the factory M1/2. The M1/2 will definitely grab your thumb during a hurried standard reload. There's not as much room between the end of the M4's carrier and the front of the receiver so the thumb-bite, I've found, is much less likely. Hence, I didn't see the need to change it out. But that's just me.
  13. Dude, chill out. I was being general about this and other websites, not specific to you. Do a search here and other gun sites and you'll find a ton of such posts I mentioned. I didn't say there's anything wrong with add-ons. I've got plenty myself, along with boxes full of stuff I purchased, installed, and then removed. More power to you (and me). It keeps the industry alive. That doesn't take away my original thought that many folks, (NOT MEANING TO POINT AT YOU SPECIFICALLY) purchase a firearm, or motorcycle, or car, or boat, or whatever, and then never, or hardly ever fire, ride, drive, etc, keep it in the safe, garage, slip, or wherever, and then wax moronic about scratches, rubs, and general wear and tear that comes with actual use. Somebody here, not too long ago, had a complaint about some flaw in the camo-wrap finish on their gun after actually using it in the field. Oh, the horror!! Anyway, no slight intended.
  14. Good. Do it more then. 😀 I'm always amused when folks hang a thousand bucks of extra doo-dads off their new toy and then complain when it gets a scratch on the barrel or a rub mark on the receiver.
  15. What else can you do to it? Have you tried actually shooting it? Just a bit?
  16. I've got one on one of my competition guns. The name (MatchSaverz) is a clue. I've used it a number of times in man-on-man events to win when there's a quick reload needed upon the bolt locking back. As something useful for a defense/fighting firearm, not so much. But that's just one opinion.
  17. Yes, HK was doing the importing at least into the 90's. Use the pics if needed. They've been out there for several years. They even popped up on a Google search I did a while back.
  18. There were at least three different combinations of magazine tube/barrel/forend and some are not compatible with others. There's an old thread somewhere about some of the differences.
  19. Looks like a garden variety older HK import M1 barrel. It has the short barrel-ring lug and the extension is the same as the M1 below. Top- M2 Bottom- M1 M1 on top - One of my old HK imports.
  20. Top to bottom: GGG, Taran, GGG, Tac2 Nordic round
  21. I've tried both. They each worked just fine and I didn't have any issues arise with either. The GGG machines a slot in the factory release mechanism that orients the button properly. The Tac2 doesn't do that. While I never had problems with either, personally I went with the round Nordic button (you have to do your own drill/tap for that one). The factory mechanism's post is a press fit into the internal mechanism and can loosen with use or a direct hit on the release button. If that happens, the rectangular release buttons on the Tac2 & GGG can kind of spin around and get out of position and interfere with your operation of the bolt. If the release button is round and it spins around there's no similar ill effect. That's my story anyway.
  22. Had this happen on a 20ga. M2. Yeah, I tried the alcohol wipe-down. No joy. You could take a fingernail and bite into the plastic. I figured an improper mix/cure process on the material. Called Benelli. They sent me a new stock.
  23. Yeah, this was back in the late 90's. I initially went to Vang Comp who advertised doing his magic on Benelli barrels but the barrel itself was actually made by GG&G. I sent them my factory 14" barrel, they fabricated a thicker barrel, threaded it for chokes and attached it to the barrel extension. (as an aside, I requested Benelli threading but they messed it up and threaded it for RemChokes - not that big a deal - I think they were fixated on 870's at the time) It's my understanding they no longer build barrels. I can't recall how much I paid. If I had waited a few years, the FliteControl wads would basically negate the need for chokes. I now have a cylinder bore choke in it and the Federal Tactical loads with the FliteControl wads pattern tighter than other pattern of choke/ammo that I've tried.
  24. Unless you're never going to shoot it and keep it in the safe forever, fugeddaboutit. Dings, scratches, scrapes, and all other manner of cosmetic boo-boos are all part of a "working" gun. The next time you lean it against your truck fender and it slides off onto the ground it will come away with worse than that. Better yet, just take it outside right now, lean it against your vehicle and push it over into the dirt. Pick it up and do the same on the other side. Now everything's good. Wipe if off, take it out and shoot a case of ammo through it. It's like my wife's car. Every time she gets a door-ding in some parking lot, she comes home wanting to take it to the body shop. If we did that every time she gets a new ding we could have bought a new car.
  25. Factory barrel is too thin for standard choke threading. Briley MAY be able to thread it for their thin-wall choke system. You'd have to send them the barrel for evaluation and that wouldn't be useful for the Salvo anyway. I had it done for a SBE barrel that had been muzzle-damaged and cut down to 19". I wanted to have my 14" choked so I had a custom barrel made.
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