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So I just got an M2 and took it on a week-long pheasant trip the next day. I did have an issue where the bolt didn't go completely into battery. I tried to fire on a bird. The firing pin released but it didn't strike the primer. I've attached a link to a video I put on youtube. Is this something that will just wear itself in?

 

To see the video, go to youtube and search for "benelli_m2_issue"

 

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Your video should be all you need to show what you're doing wrong.

You cannot ease the bolt closed.

Pull it back at least halfway and let it go.

If you need to load it quietly, you'll need to push it into full battery with the heel of your hand.

 

As the gun wears and breaks in more, it will go into battery more easily and smoothly.

 

Did you break it in with a few boxes of heavy loads?

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Your video should be all you need to show what you're doing wrong.

You cannot ease the bolt closed.

Pull it back at least halfway and let it go.

If you need to load it quietly, you'll need to push it into full battery with the heel of your hand.

 

As the gun wears and breaks in more, it will go into battery more easily and smoothly.

 

Did you break it in with a few boxes of heavy loads?

 

Just 2 3/4" 4 shot loads. Nothing particularly heavy. It'll starting seeing slugs come 3-gun season.

 

The thing about the video, is that I'm not sure I did that the first time. I'm thinking I just closed the bolt from the locked open position. So this should go away once it's broken in? I've only put probably 3 or 4 boxes of 8 shot and a box of 4 shot through it.

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It's something you'll become more accustomed to checking visually from time to time in the field.

Once you know what a fully closed bolt looks like, you'll get in the habit making a quick visual check while walking up birds or waiting for the next flight of ducks.

 

The bolt can easily be bumped out of battery by bumping the gun butt on the ground or floor of a duck blind.

 

Yes, Benelli does recommend a break-in process of firing heavy field loads to get things working together smoothly.

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