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  1. IMO, that's a contradictory term as regards this topic LOL. Sorry...couldn't resist the irony.😉
  2. With the M4 having a screw-in choke, you probably should not be shooting slugs using the modified choke that comes with the M4. The M1014 has a thicker barrel mouth and even tho it is a modified choke diameter, that thickness allows for shooting slugs safely. Benelli says it is not safe to shoot rifled slugs thru any choke other than a cylinder or improved cylinder choke. The exception being the M1014, not having a screw-in choke. https://www.benelliusa.com/support/faq Not saying that is absolutely what caused the anomaly you are experiencing but, try using a Cyl or IC choke.
  3. Evolution

    M4 FTE, Pt II

    No expert here either but, just using common sense it points me in the direction of the extractor too Or the spring that the extractor is under pressure with. OR maybe your chamber is slightly undersize or not polished well, so that when the chamber heats up and the hulls are compressed tightly against the walls, it just makes it a hair too tight and the extractor slips off the head of the shell. Maybe a combination of the two things? Just going by what you say that it doesn't occur until the barrel is good and hot.
  4. I have to admit, I had no idea what an M26 MASS was....so I looked it up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M26_Modular_Accessory_Shotgun_System All I can say is, what a stupid freaking contraption that is! Looks super fragile like if you dropped it or banged it hard against something it would break or knock something out of whack. Who would like to lug around such a contraption? How unwieldy do you think that thing is to handle? Who comes up with these brilliant ideas? Stupid.
  5. This question comes up a lot. As said above the M4 comes from factory with a modified choke of course that's safe for all buckshot, bird, etc. However Benelli does not recommend shooting slugs through any choke tighter than an IC. https://www.benelliusa.com/support/faq
  6. Evolution

    Best chokes

    I just have the TruLock/Benelli branded ones. I pretty much use only one choke, an IC, because I have had good results pattern-wise with FED FC 00 buck and accuracy wise with slugs again using FED TRUBALL, FED LE, and the hot 1600 FPS stuff Federal offers. So I just leave the IC choke in. Believe it or not, I have never fired any ammo thru the gun but 00 buck, #1 buck and slugs in the 9 years I've owned it and don't even have anything but that in my stash, just never bought any.
  7. Ha! I just ordered 1 of each like you have. I am a minimalist when it comes to mods for this gun....this front sight post seems an improvement and worth it.
  8. Is this the correct one for our M4? https://www.blitzkriegcomponents.com/benelliberetta-chevron-front-sight--short--lumi-green-tritium-dot.html
  9. Thanks for sharing your experience. Hopefully as you say, you have solved the issue. In any case thru this you have gained intimate knowledge of the operating system and how the parts interact and rely on each other to an extent, for flawless operation of the gun. You probably heard all this before but, a couple points.... One also should remember that many times aftermarket parts do not immediately "fit" because there may be a thousandth more here or a thousandth less there when made, that requires some fitting or in some cases, just plain won't work. It's been recommended that one mod be done at a time, test ok, then do another so it takes the guesswork out of what's causing a malfunction. Post back after you fire it to let us know.👍🙂
  10. Junky aftermarket parts, junky ammo, what else would anyone expect? Not to mention the totally unnecessary "trying to look tactical" bashing on the damn thing. 👎
  11. Seems like a very good idea for those who mount an optic and still use iron sights too. A lot less obstruction than with a full circle.👍
  12. My H20 M4 (2014) came with the OEM original cast aluminum trigger housing. All was good. Then when the A&S trigger housing came on the market and was shown here on this forum, I saw how superior it was to the OEM housing as far as machining and finish was concerned, so I decided to buy one. I was one of the first 100 to buy one. For a 2K firearm, the A&S housing is not a necessity but, a significant improvement over OEM. I am not interested in getting rid of any of my OEM parts, just because.
  13. I think the main reason people replace them is that they feel the OEM handle is too small, or they prefer a knurled surface, etc.
  14. If you have not already seen it, this is what Benelli says; Which chokes are recommended for slugs? These chokes are recommended for slugs: 4 notches = Improved cylinder 5 notches = Cylinder A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. Sabot slugs should only be shot through our fully-rifled slug barrels. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here. That said, some people do shoot slugs thru a modified choke and claim no issues. I don't because Benelli apparently doesn't think it's safe.
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