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Mixing shell lengths in SBE 1


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My dad mixed 3.5 and 3 inch in his Super Black Eagle and caused a missfire.

Here is how:


He manually loaded the 3.5 in the chamber, the magazine was filled with 3 inch.

The 3.5 fired, but the recoil loaded second shot of 3 inch did not. The bolt was not forward enough in battery and it just went click with the hammer fall.


So, I guess don't mix shell lengths.


What about mixing different total shot weight per shell? Is that the real problem?


It was the only missfire for this SBE in 3 years of use.

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