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Evolution

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  1. Evolution

    A 7 Round tube does NOT always fit 7 rounds in the M4

    Birdshot? Iv'e never used anything but 00 buck and Federal slugs in my gun and it's always loaded 7 shells without any issue. Don't know what's going on there with your gun. Let us know if you are able to resolve it.
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    Benelli M4 magazine tube spring questions.

    They are supposed to hold seven 2-3/4" shells. Mine always has. Of course they will not hold seven 3" shells. Check your ammo. I have read that some brands of shot shells are a bit longer so when you try to stack seven of them in a tube, they won't all fit. As for me, I only use Federal and Remington shot shells; 2-3/4", which measure 2-1/4" in unfired condition and seven rounds fit fine in my gun. What brands of ammo are you loading that don't fit seven in the tube?
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    Nova recoil pad options

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    Nova recoil pad options

    Will this one work? https://www.nokick.com/Precision_Fit_Pad_AirTech_Benelli_p/ls-10810.htm
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    Changing out tactical stock to fixed stock.

    No worries....it's not uncommon at all to have to do minor fitting with stocks even OEM. They are after all, a moulded item and not CNC machined. Yes, either a blade or even more controlled, is sandpaper wrapped around a small wood block or similar and go slowly remove a little bit of material at a time from the part that curves around the back of the trigger housing following it's curves. Check frequently until the trigger housing will seat fully into the receiver and the pin will latch through without using excessive force.
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    Changing out tactical stock to fixed stock.

    Hi, are you talking about the pin that secures the trigger group in the receiver not lining up after screwing the stock on? If so, sometimes you have to shave a little bit of plastic off of the the part of the stock that curves around the back of the trigger housing to get a fit. It doesn't allow the trigger group to fully seat into the receiver. I had to do this when I changed the oem trigger housing to an A&S aftermarket housing.
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    New Mesa Tactical M-Lok forend for M4

    While I'm glad that companies are paying attention to the platform, I have to admit that aesthetically speaking, I don't like that forend at all.
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    Someone stole my M4 trigger assembly

    As already said, don't give up the ghost just yet, it may turn up. That said, could I offer some advice for the future? First, I trust USPS priority mail 2-day for smallish to medium sized packages more than UPS, I just do. Second, removing and installing the trigger group parts is a relatively easy job to do with a little patience and just a couple of inexpensive specialty tools. There is a very fine, detailed tutorial, on how to do it complete with step-by-step pictures right here on this board courtesy of member "StrangerDanger". From my experience, I don't let mechanics touch my Ducati motorcycle and I don't let "gunsmiths" touch my weapons...especially if it would involve shipping them. Shop manuals and tools are my friends. I hope this turns out well for you.
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    Sure Cycle Bolt Handles

    yep...if that benelli handle is a true representative example of the part, it's going to spin. Personally.....i've never found the need to replace the oem bolt carrier handle, or the release button with larger style aftermarket types.
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    Handguard Correctly attached

    The pictures that you posted of the hand guards seated look absolutely normal to me. Just make sure that the mag cap is screwed down as tight as you can get by hand, and that the base of the barrel is tight flush against the face of the receiver. The flat spring inside the barrel ring provides some tension for hand guards against the receiver. The guards also serve the purpose of covering the gas system.
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    Handguard Correctly attached

    I hope you end up liking it. It's a handsome looking piece in any case. I'm a pure minimalist most of the time IMO, the OEM hand guards are tops. For me, the only improvement to be made on them is this, which I did; https://www.tangoarms.com/products/benelli-m4-forearm-stippled
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    Handguard Correctly attached

    The hand guards should line up easily. The way I put them back on is; first I seat them into the retaining plate at the front of the receiver holding them together with one hand, then slide the barrel down on until the barrel ring has captured the front of the guards. There is a flat spring inside the barrel ring that keeps constant pressure on the guards as you tighten the magazine cap down making sure the ring at the base of the barrel is tight against the face of the receiver. Congrats on the new M4 you're gonna love it, it's a great gun:cool:
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    Handguard Correctly attached

    Looks right to me...curious why you had to "put it together" did it not come assembled? You said in another thread that you're in California, where did you buy the gun? In a gun shop, online?
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    Benelli M4 922(r) Compliance Questions

    LOL! damn...busted.
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    Benelli M4 922(r) Compliance Questions

    Actually I do both....I have a fetish with mattress and pillow tags. I canvass neighborhoods going door to door asking if I can snip the tags off of people's pillows and mattresses.
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    Benelli M4 922(r) Compliance Questions

    Yeah, LOL.....more likely, an imbecile. We're not talking having black tint windows on your car here, it's guns and the Feds. I'd make sure that I was staying within the law.
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    SBS vs. 18.5" and Velocity Lost?

    I did not know that, thanks for that info too.
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    SBS vs. 18.5" and Velocity Lost?

    Good stuff, thanks! Looking forward to the next one. I just wish that manufacturers of ammo would be more accurate with what their claimed fps is Vs actual. Seems it's always quite a bit less no matter what type of gun/caliber you are shooting.
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    Bolt handle coming out TOO easily on m4

    Tho, it seems to me, that since the detent pin snaps into and out of the slot in the axle, that it could over time start to wear the metal and enlarge or otherwise deform the slot to where the detent pin won't hold the handle in securely anymore. I wouldn't do it. If it were mine, and a new spring and detent did not solve the problem and, if the issue is not there with the OEM handle, I'd just go back to the OEM. I never saw any reason to replace that OEM part anyway.
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    Black Rifle Balm

    I have not used anything but Remington and Federal brand ammo in my M4, Slugs and 00 buck, never tried anything smaller. 1300 to 1600 FPS stuff. Iv'e never had a malfunction. I have experienced cycling issues with Plastilube grease with my M14's with the few first rounds fired, but only in freezing weather. Never fired my M4 lubed with Plastilube in freezing temps. The old Plastilube rifle grease from the 1960's is pretty thick stuff. I mean really stiff grease.
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    Black Rifle Balm

    Interesting....I have used it all at one time or another. I have oiled up all the moving parts except the pistons and used grease on everything as well, and honestly never had any reliability issues with my gun. Even the very thick viscous Plastilube grease has not had a negative effect, tho Iv'e stopped using it on my M4, just using it exclusively on my M14 clone rifles. Probably the NP3 plating helps some, as Iv'e read you've stated. Right now my M4 is wearing oil. I do actually use a tiny amount of oil on the mag spring, I put a few drops on my gloved hand and massage the spring. Do you think the Benelli oil is any better quality than other premium gun oils?
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    Black Rifle Balm

    So, do you use oil on areas such as the bolt carrier rails on the M4's? Iv'e wondered why Benelli ships the guns with oil. This stuff by CherryBalmz is kinda in between an oil and a grease. I'm looking forward to trying it out, sparingly.
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    Black Rifle Balm

    BTW, they've got specials going on. I got a bottle of it for the cost of shipping.
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    Black Rifle Balm

    My only "issue" with products like this is the tiny amount of that you get for the cost of it. I usually break down and clean my guns after every shooting session so I tend to go thru a lot of grease. I probably tend to use too much, as the old "a little is good, more is better" approach, however flawed that line of thinking might be. For years, Iv'e been using old technology military greases like Lubriplate 130A and Plastilube, which is pretty cheap stuff. I tend to feel that what they charge you for a thimble full of these hi tech greases is about what it costs them to produce a gallon of it. That's what mostly steers me away from trying them. Yeah, I get it, they need to make a profit, and there's R&D costs and all that but, I can't help feeling that the mark-up is excessive on things like this. That said, Iv'e ordered some and will try to use it how they recommend and see how it lasts for me.
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