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  1. In a normal 'live' shooting cycle, pulling the trigger will simultaneously depress the shell stop and cycle a shell into the carrier. However, if you are just racking the bolt handle without actually shooting off a round, then you would have just ejected a chambered round but not resetting the trigger. If you don't reset the trigger, then the following round in the magazine will not fall into the carrier. If you wanna simulate the loading of the shell from the magazine into the chamber then you have to depress the cartridge drop lever which will as the name implies, ' drop a cartridge into
  2. Also, some 'experts' suggest not loading the magazine all the way as this will further compress the mag spring and reduce the spring tension. A few of the pistol forums have this suggestion because of problems with FTLs. The advice that these 'experts' are dishing out is that to keep the firearm loaded -1 rds so as not to exert to much force on the mag spring. Any logic / truth to this?
  3. Just wondering if anyone's experienced reduced spring tension from keeping the mag tube loaded over a long period of time ( more than 1 month) I like to keep my HD shotgun loaded just in case. One problem which I can foresee is FTL cos' of a lame mag spring. Anyone got this problem so far?
  4. So i can SAFELY conclude that there will not be any detrimental effects on the factory barrel and MOD choke when firing a 12 gauge rifled slug thru it. ?? Cos' correct me if i'm wrong, but i read on some official benelli website to use a I/Cyl or Cyl when firing slugs AND never to fire sabot slugs thru a M4 smoothbore. Any experiences on this?
  5. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    Enjoying would be a gross understatement of the fun that I'm having..:D LOL
  6. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    Collapsible stock fully extended. Recoil Tube. Is this what you are talking about? Is it a 11707? It's a 3 position collapsible stock btw..... right???
  7. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    Is the M4 designed to take magnum rounds all the time and has anyone here ever had problems with magnum rounds? I find it odd that a magnum #4 buckshot round will jam. I had my first FTE today at the range with #8 birdshot. I think it's just the lack of lubrication. That's why i gave it a good clean up after that. It's a dripping mess now Also, can anyone help me ID this gun? I got it brand new from the dealer BUT i don't know how long it's been sitting there. For all I know the dealer could hve brought it in years ago and just managed to clear his stock now. The serial is a Y020***
  8. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    Okay guys, First things first. I've successfully fired 9 round in succession. The floating shell works for my gun. After stripping the gun down i found out that i've got a 2 port chamber and the factory mag spring is around 24 3/4" to 25" long uncompressed. I hope this info helps. Btw, what do you guys need the length for?
  9. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    fyi , hope this is a clearer pic.
  10. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    i could try to do that but most commercial websites don't ship to locations outside the states. I'm looking for flashlights (the ones you can hang on the end of the mag tube) and a shell carrier like the Mesa ones. Also, maybe a military grade sling. The nylon slings i got here are hopeless. They are so thin (less than 1") i not sure when it'll break. Also I'm not sure how legal it is to ship gun accessories into this country. The last thing I want is to pay for everything and have it confiscated by customs cos' its illegal.
  11. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    You are right. My M4 came with collapsible stock and factory full length 7 cartridge tube. I think the tube comes in aluminium in stock configuration. Cos' I'm not in the U.S., my gun is imported direct from Benelli Armi, Italy. From Italy, these guns don't have the magazine crimping like you see in the U.S. guns. It just comes with reducer which you can easily remove. So far i've only ran 50 rds thru it. without any FTF. I just got it a couple of days ago. Today i'm gonna put another 100 rds thru it for good measure. I've not cleaned/lubed it since i got it and it seems a bit dry at the
  12. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    I'm in the South East Asian region where it's a pain to obtain accessories and cheap ammo. Everything costs too much here.
  13. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    Thanks. I've got a range day tomorrow. I will definitely give it a go and let you know. As a new member to this forum I would definitely appreciate all the advice/tips i can get on how to improve the gun and my shooting. i had a eureka moment 5 minutes ago. i floated the shell on the carrier and ripped the bolt back with vengeance and voila! the chambered shell ejected and ghost shell loaded. I guess you really need to abuse these guns to get the best out of em' .
  14. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    Also... just to add. I'm also in the market for a flashlight and shell carriers but i need them shipped overseas. I can't the accessories over here but seems like its easier in the US. I appreciate if anyone can give me a hand here.
  15. fareast

    M4 Newbie

    I just joined this forum after receiving my brand new M4. The gun comes standard in this part of the world with a 2-position skeletonise stock and a full length mag-tube reduced to 2 rounds. First thing to do was to remove the reducer pin to make it 7+1. My M4 fired up immediately with no hiccups on #8 shot and I gradually moved it up to 00 buckshot with no dramas. I'm waiting to try some super-x HP slugs on this thing but i'm not too sure. Here's my questions for you M4 experts out there. 1. First thing I did when I got my M4 was to rack the bolt like crazy. I discovered that I
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