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Hoosier Hillbilly

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About Hoosier Hillbilly

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  • Birthday 06/10/1958

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  • Biography
    A 50-something who still wants to act like that 16-year-old that I once was.
  • Location
    West Central Indiana
  • Interests
    Waterfowl hunting, dove hunting, skeet, sporting clays
  • Occupation
    Education, Professor at a large Midwest Land Grant institution
  1. I had a similar problem for a while this past summer. I did what you said above and have not had a problem since. Do you shoot the gun a lot?
  2. Yes, wood and bluing are fine. But IMHO the comfortech stuff is a help, at least when shooting heavy loads at ducks and geese. Depends a bit on how much duck/goose hunting you intend to do.
  3. The SBE II gives you more flexibility and will retain a (slightly) higher re-sale value. But then again, once you get ahold of one of these bad boys your never gonna want to let go of it in any case!
  4. A quick question about jamming. I have an SBE II with about 10,000 rounds through it. I recently bought three flats of 1.125 oz 1200 fps Remington Gun Clubs (#8s, FWIW) to use at the range. Last weekend out of 200 rounds I had about 10 cases where on the second shot the shell was just resting on the carrier and the carrier was about 1/2 of the way up. (The empty hull was ejected in every case). Soooo...I brought the gun home and tore it down completely and cleaned everything: trigger group, action spring and tube, mag tube and spring, etc. etc. I cleaned everything, relubed, and went bac
  5. I shoot a lot of very light loads in my SBE II, both in skeet/sporting clays, and at Doves. I can always cycle 1 oz 1185 fps loads, even though technically you are not supposed to be able to do so. Geese and ducks don't seem to mind being killed by my SBE II with the matte black finish. Briley or Comp-N-Choke.
  6. I am thinking of getting a LH Montefeltro (already have the LH SBE II, and love it--looking for a new toy, of course). Here is a potentially dumb question. I realize that the Montefeltro only comes in wood (at least the LH versions). A friend told me, however, that he is sure that the Cordoba synthetic stock and forend would swap out for that of the Montefeltro. Just curious. Any truth to this?
  7. So, where do I find a replacement recoil/action spring for the SBE II? I see that Brownell's sells them for the SBE, but it does not specifically state if these will fit the SBE II. Moreover, it is my understanding that the SBE II has a coating of some sort on the spring while the SBE spring does not. Is there some other outlet? Thanks!
  8. Yes, I have wondered the same thing. Perhaps it's just time to do it, change it that is. In the newer SBE II's is there any advantage of the Sure Cycle system relative to the factory spring? I have read not, but then I personally have no experience here.
  9. I know this is an old post, but I started it...and I am still having problems. Here's what happened last time I shot my SBE II at the skeet range. The first round it worked flawlessly...not a hiccup, nothing (shooting 1185 fps 1 oz. Winchester target loads, too). Then the next round it started. About every third time I would load a shell, hit the bolt release, and flip the gun over to put a second round in the magazine the carrier would not fully raise because the bolt was not fully seated in the battery. (Also, per Tucker's instruction I carefully checked the alignment of the tab relative to
  10. Tucker, many thanks! I will have a close look at this soon, but what you have described sounds very plausible. THANKS!
  11. Yes, Veduci, that would be me...you Putz! And now that you have discovered this forum you should cruise over and sign-up at the Shotgun World Forum.
  12. I have started to have a few problems with my SBE II whilst shooting at the range over the past several weeks. Before explaining, a bit of background. I have had the gun for about nine months now, and have shot everything through it from 1185 fps 1 oz estates to 3.5" Federal Blackcloud. While at the range I mostly shoot 1 oz Rios at 1200 fps (very clean burning, too, I might add). I have probably put about 2500 rounds of various sorts through the gun, mostly the lighter stuff. No here is the problem I have started to have. I load the first shell in the chamber and hit the bolt releas
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