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About Spike100

  • Birthday 07/05/1949

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  1. I would go with at least improved modified (0.028). If you want to try handicap positions (up to 27 yards from the trap house), you need a full choke. You also need a full choke if you want to “smoke” the target. At 16 yards from the trap house, just about any load will work, but as the others advise, 1 1/8 ounce loads are needed to cycle a recoil-operated autoloader. You need more velocity (powder) and good loads when shooting handicap (longer range) trap. --Spike
  2. Frankie, Your method (glass/ceramic glass cook-top pad) is the way I’ve removed rust. I also add a couple drops of glass/ceramic glass cook-top cleaner. The cleaner is mainly calcium carbonate and provides a nonabrasive polish. It works very well. --Spike
  3. While you tighten the forend cap, you notice a clicking. When you hear this, you can stop tightening the forend cap. --Spike
  4. I wouldn’t worry about this. I notice the same thing you describe on a gun I own, and in my case the issue was 15 years ago with no problem. --Spike
  5. The best weapon for home defense is whatever you can deploy quickly and successfully. In my case it’s a shotgun loaded with buckshot. I don’t practice with a pistol so my solution is a long gun (which I shoot very well). --Spike
  6. $200 for 20 birds (10 pheasants + 10 chukars) is a good deal. One thing you will notice hunting a mixed bag of pheasants and chukars is the significant difference in acceleration and flying speed between these two birds. It actually makes shooting more of a challenge. --Spike
  7. Hi Martin, I’m not sure how many grains of powder the gun requires to recycle, but I have fired reloads (not mine but reloaded by my dad) that would not operate the bolt. Hopefully someone who reloads can answer your very good question. I’m curious about this as well. Thanks for posting, --Spike
  8. 2-wheel, Great points… Benelli guns have a relatively simple break-down. The process is very intuitive, and the gun comes with great instructions. If it isn't initially obvious, I can usually figure it out through trial and error. --Spike
  9. What happens (any stoppages?) when you shoot 2 3/4" shells? --Spike
  10. That's a valid point since the Super Vinci trades well. I'm sure that altering the trigger guard will reduce the gun's value. The Montefeltro is a good gun for younger shooters. Alos, I doubt he will bump his middle finger with the original Vinci which has a smaller trigger guard. --Spike
  11. blackpowder1, The problem is either that the load didn’t provide adequate recoil to recycle the bolt, or the bolt itself is sticking (too much friction that probably is the result of inadequate lubrication). --Spike
  12. Jeez… Don’t "throw-out the baby with the bath water.” Notice that your Super Vinci’s trigger guard is squared at its rear (actually about the angle of an octagon). That more upright/flat angle of the trigger guard’s rear is why your son is experiencing a problem with the gun’s recoil. The fix is simple. You only need to round this angle so that it resembles the Vinci’s trigger guard. --Spike
  13. Hi Novaboy, If you heard “click,” the firing pin dropped, but not hard enough to ignite the primer. So… your firing pin is hanging up and not striking the primer adequately. You only need to disassemble the bolt, clean every part therein, and check the springs to return your gun to reliable firing in any temperature. --Spike
  14. Ashpond, I understand your question and the problem you describe. The trigger guard configuration on the Vinci and Super Vinci are different. Early buyers of the Vinci complained that the gun lacked adequate room when wearing gloves. Benelli addressed this complaint by making the trigger guard more angular on the Super Vinci. But, that solution creates a problem for female and young male shooters who have a smaller hand-size that places the middle finder against the redesigned trigger guard on the Super Vinci. Ouch!! --Spike
  15. Bello, If you read Ashpond’s post he says he and his son are using the Super Vinci model. --Spike
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