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The Rattler

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  1. I have a 2012 Montefeltro and having difficulty unloading it safely in my house. I am the original owner and shot it many times since I bought it in 2013, but I must have either shot every round I loaded, or simply pulled back on the carrier release until the magazine emptied by fully cycling each round. This put them through the chamber which is what I would like to avoid. I've heard about easier ways to safely do it. I've read my manual and watched 2 youtube videos on unloading. There are 2 different ways beside chambering each round and ejecting without firing. First is to press the cartrid
  2. I ordered a Cylinder choke from Benelli a couple of years ago for my 2012-2013 Montefeltro 12 gauge. I failed to check the fit of the choke to my gun for about 1.5 - 2 years. Of course, it did not fit. I called Benelli customer support, confessed my tardiness in checking the fit, and was asked if the threads on my barrel were at the lower or upper part of the front of the barrel. I answered that the threads were at the lower part. The choke that I was provided has the threads at the top of the choke, and it doesn't fit. The Benelli rep. said I was given the wrong choke. He kindly said he woul
  3. Can anyone recommend a shotgun gunsmith in the Dallas Metroplex who works on Benellis? I live in Plano Texas, a suburb just north of Dallas, but I will travel anywhere near North Dallas for a quality shotgun gunsmith who knows Benellis. My regular gunsmith is quite capable, but he now delegates to less competent people to do his work. Thanks.
  4. I have not found videos or pictures on how to remove the magazine tube and assembly on my 4 year old Montefeltro for general cleaning. 1. How do you get inside of the tube? a. Is it through the tube end next to the receiver? 2. How do you remove the spring? a. The follower seems designed to plug up the tube end. How do you get it out? 3. Can anyone direct me to a video or pictures of this process? A step by step description with pics would be ideal. Older posts on this forum on this subject used to have pics, but they have since been removed. Also, I ha
  5. I shoot trap with my 12 gauge Montefeltro. I use Federal Top Gun Target Load -- 2 3/4", 7 1/2 shot size, 1 1/8 oz, using a modified choke, and a full choke occasionally. Estate shells shoot to the left in patterning tests. Rio's did not, but seem to be "dirtier" to me. While I occasionally use other brands of shells, I haven't run patterning tests with them.
  6. What is the differences between the 3 types of wood stocks Benelli offers for sale on its website? They are as follows: 1. Executive Stock & Forend - $1,285 - Montefeltro & Legacy Models. 2. Regular Legacy Stock & Forend - $ 600. 3. Regular Montefeltro Stock & Forend - $370. Is one of the differences the type of walnut? If so, what are the 3 types & what makes one superior to the others? Or, are their other differences? Thanks.
  7. Thanks. That is much more like what I remember. Note, however, that Montefeltro is not listed as a model the item is for. Super 90 is what it is for. Is something for Super 90 appropriate for s Montefeltro?
  8. I somehow lost my grip cap on the bottom end of the pistol grip of my Montefeltro that I bought a little over 2 years ago. Since it leaves a hole uncovered and exposed, I think it prudent to replace the missing grip cap,I asked Benelli about replacing it and was referred to Brownells. I have 3 questions: 1. The only Benelli grip cap I found on Brownells website is for a Super 90. Will this fit my Montefeltro? The picture appears to have one long & one short "leg" on the sides & no screw hole in the middle. The bottom of my pistol grip has an indention for the cap and a hole
  9. Forgive my lack of sophistication, but is the "receiver extension" area that is referenced mean the items behind the receiver itself that includes the recoil spring and its tube?
  10. Truckcop & Benelligunny: I certainly appreciate the advice & time you devoted to helping me with this issue. Thanks a lot. This is an interesting problem. Any by other comments will also be appreciated.
  11. Update: Since my last post, I thoroughly cleaned the Montefeltro, & I found an unusual amount of gunk around the locking head. After cleaning it off with CLP, I used MPro 7 gun lube around the locking head area and the area of the barrel into which it rotates & locks (is that called "forcing cone?"). However I tried not to over do the lube. I bought 3 boxes of Winchester AAs just like the shells in my original post (1 1/8 oz. loads, etc.). The intent was to avoid "dirty" firing shells. I fired them at the trap range and it "clicked" once in the same way as described in my origin
  12. Thank you very much for this fine reply & the time it took to do it. Permit it me to ramble. I am just short of obsessive about keeping my gun clean. Except on rare occasions, I thoroughly clean my gun after each use. I even use Q-tips of varying sizes for nooks & crannies. While I could be wrong, I doubt uncleanliness of the gun is the cause of the problem. 350 rounds ago, my gunsmith performed a complete disassembly & lube. He said it included everything inside the buttstock. Lack of adequate lube there should not be the problem. Now that I think about it, however, th
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    My 2 year old Montefeltro has misfired a shell twice in the last 250 rounds. I have had duds before, but there is something very different about these last two times. On on both of these recent misfires, there was no dent, whatsoever, on the shells primers. There was no evidence indicating the firing pin touched the primer. An employee of the gun range said he has seen this before, & that it is caused by the bolt failing to go far enough for the firing pin to strike the primer. Does this sound plausible? If this is the cause of the misfire, how is the problem resolved? I s
  14. As it turns out, the recoil pad is not attached by screws. Instead, it is attached by 2 long rubber sides on both sides of the pad that fit into slots on both of the sides. You pull it off. This is is contrary to the information & diagram on page 110 of the owners manual regarding wood stocks. A few pages later is the explanation & diagram for recoil pads for synthetic stocks. That also represents the pad for the pad on my Montefeltro wood stock. In other words the recoil pad for both wooden and synthetic stocks are the same. Have others found instances where the owners man
  15. I have a Montefeltro with a wooden buttstock purchased in May of 2013. To improve the fit of the shotgun for me, I had my gunsmith trim or cut down the comb of the buttstock. I intend to refinish it myself. My problem is how to remove the Recoil Pad. Page 110 of the owners' manual indicates that there is a butt plate or recoil pad that is attached by screws for the wood stocks. I am unable, however, to locate holes on my recoil pad for such screws. Information from another shotgun forum indicates that later model Montefeltros have a recoil pad that "snaps" on and off. On the other
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