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New M1014, Tube Won’t Take 5 x 2 3/4” Shells


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On 7/11/2020 at 9:48 PM, ClackClackBAM said:

. If you want some help though, email Sean at Wolff Springs and he'll tell you exactly how many to cut. 

Looks like I just may do that. Installed new 7 tube, and it only holds 6. So long spring it was. Tried bumping out the spring retainer, but the cap just presses it back in. If I unscrew the cap about 3/4, and the shell  fits, albeit tight. Figure I will try the trim of the oem spring first.

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19 minutes ago, Redwingsfansfc said:

 

Looks like I just may do that. Installed new 7 tube, and it only holds 6. So long spring it was. Tried bumping out the spring retainer, but the cap just presses it back in. If I unscrew the cap about 3/4, and the shell  fits, albeit tight. Figure I will try the trim of the oem spring first.

Glad you were able to get them all in, but having a spring fully compressed isn't good. I'd still trim it so that there is about a 1/4" of movement when full, should be about two coils with a Wolff spring..

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New M4 owner here. First, thanks for a great resource, I already feel familiar with a lot of the M4 stuff from reading up on this forum.

I just want to add to the list of 'long' 2 3/4" shells beside the Federal. When I picked up the gun, I grabbed a few boxes of the ONLY shells they had which are Sellier & Bellot Buck Shot. It's a 9 pellet 00 buck. These shells measure in about the same as the Federal at 2.37" and I can only fit 4 of 5 into my stock magazine. With a little encouragement from this thread, I am working up the courage to trim the spring, but wanted to run some rounds thru the gun first.

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