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Cleaning The R1

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Could sommone tell me the best way to clean my R1 so I can shoot more than 10 rounds without having it fail to feed.

 

Thanks

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I discovered that the owners manual was not very clear on maintenance. After following the directions to completely break it down it was filthy. See owners manual recommendations below:

Maintenance

Before beginning any operation whatsoever on your carbine,

always make sure that chamber and magazine have been completely

emptied!

(Carefully read loading and unloading instructions).

Thanks to its extremely simple design and accurately chosen materials,

the ARGO carbines do not require special maintenance.

We nevertheless recommend the following:

1) routine cleaning of the barrel after use;

2) periodically clean and lubricate the firing mechanism (hammer,

trigger and magazine) to avoid clogging with powder residuals

(or other foreign matter);

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We had a lot of concerns on forum about feeding malfunctions. And the answers mostly point to cleaning of the gun, which is possibly right in case of careless, not proper maintenance or usage of bad quality ammunition. But I had experienced the same problem with my gun, and believe me - I’m taking very good care of it. And it doesn't happen after 10th shot, mostly after 3rd or 4th. That’s why I’m still doubtful about cleaning issue only. Somehow it might be a heating problem, because it happens mostly during follow up shots. It might also have something to do with Inertia recoil system itself. Those are just guesses.

The bottom line is - we've got a problem, and if Benelli people are screening these posts, they have to come forward with an explanation and/or solution.

 

Gerry,

 

Your complaint about the part of gun maintenance in owner's manual is absolutely correct. If you search earlier posts on the forum, you will find a lot more useful info about cleaning than in manual.

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Just a question..

What kind of amo gives feeding issues?

After 60 rounds of mixed brands in about 45 minutes with a 10 minute cease fire in between no problems at all. The only thing was that the next 2 guys to my right stoped shooting until I was finished.

About cleaning, I think is just common sense, standard practice for anyone that handles guns with passion. The Manual is useful in understanding of what the manufacturer expects from the user. Just watch for the gas port to be clean and spray solvent on the piston rings until it comes out clear. Keep the solvent away from the rest of the rifle.

 

I will try harder next time, 30-06 R1 ComforTech, in California

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Originally posted by satcor:

[QB] Just a question..

What kind of amo gives feeding issues?

 

 

??? Any kind, if the gun has a problem.

 

Thousands of owners are probably very happy with the flawless functionality of their gun. We will never know their opinion, because they, like a normal person are not going to see a doctor if they don’t have a problem…right?

Nobody will argue against the necessity of a cleaning procedure, but your own example about 60 rounds without a problem might be a signal for you, that the problem doesn’t root from the cleaning (comparing all the dirt after 60 rounds to 4~5 rounds).

 

In my case it was a cycling problem that needed the whole gas chamber changed. Now I’m happy like you, but somebody probably is still not.

Regardless of how fascinated we are, it’s still just a piece of metal.

 

[ 01-12-2006, 12:44 AM: Message edited by: garren ]

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Describing what other guns are doing, or are supposed to do, can and will, give some reference to some of us out there that have no way of knowing better. Nobody was born with a piece of metal at their side. There is only one country that has the 2-nd amendment in their constitution. In some (most) parts of the world guns are illegal to own and operate…..not to mention expensive to buy.

Fascination is about people that turn the metal in something useful. It gets better once you are part of the process.

Let’s talk about good and bad, we can all learn.

 

Enjoy

 

[ 01-18-2006, 12:42 AM: Message edited by: satcor ]

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Sorry, missed this one.

100% agree with you, but still metal is metal. It can break or bend and you cannot always rely on it.

What was my point.

 

[ 02-01-2006, 09:36 PM: Message edited by: garren ]

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bought an R1 270 short mag today, went on my land and fired 5 shots just to see how this gun works!! 4 out 5 shots got a jam!! I am sick to my stomach right thinking I just spent that kind of money on a gun that I can't get more then one shot off!! what are my options now?? any feedback about what is going on? 

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