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DT11 DLC B-Fast weight doesn’t screw in

The stock bfast weight system doesn’t screw in. Seems like the hole is too big or doesn’t have threads for the screw which just keeps turning.

Any advice how to best plug the hole to allow the screw to lock in.

2 Comments
2024/06/20
17:08 UTC

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Choke tube wrench

Hello, I bought a Stoeger Condor 20Ga Over/Under used thru my outfitter, but it didn't come with a wrench, does anyone know what brand or a wrench that's compatible to this shotgun. My stepson is in a hurry to put some rounds thru it, but I wanna make sure we get the correct choke tube for his needs before we even get there. TYIA

12 Comments
2024/06/20
15:22 UTC

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Please help! I'm looking for an ID on this Mossberg 590 forend.

5 Comments
2024/06/20
14:06 UTC

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To be clear, the Magpul stock is still outstanding in terms of functionality

6 Comments
2024/06/20
13:23 UTC

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Custom upland shotguns

Anyone have a double made by the Upland Gun Company? I started following their email updates a year ago, interested to see what they offer. Received this link in the mail this morning, thought it was worth sharing:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=shared&mc_cid=80fdfa16c7&mc_eid=8f2bef86be&v=ichaJA9wzwY

3 Comments
2024/06/20
12:05 UTC

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What is your opinion about rifled choke tubes?

4 Comments
2024/06/20
07:10 UTC

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Deer hunting shotgun

I have a 12 gauge winchester sxp trap with a 31” barrell. Do I need to do anything to modify if for shooting deer with slugs? Remove the choke? Different barrell. Sorry the internet has a lot of confusing answers and I’m new to hunting. Thanks!

3 Comments
2024/06/20
05:04 UTC

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Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting - any other real contenders to consider at price point?

Looking for a shotgun to shoot clays and dove - seemed over and over to land at these A400 Xcels and maybe the Benelli Ethos line. Originally was thinking O/U, but want something with less kick which i understand the semi-autos are better at.

5 Comments
2024/06/20
04:42 UTC

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First Purchase!

This is my first purchase. (Canada)

Benelli 12 Gauge Pump-Action Tactical - w/ Pistol Grip & Extendable Stock (I am tall)

Mainly bought for out in the woods to deter bears and cougars (pacific north-west).

Thoughts?

6 Comments
2024/06/20
02:11 UTC

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Where to find 16ga. 2 1/2” shells?

Just won an auction for a French MAC 16ga sxs in nice condition with 2 9/16” (65mm) chamber. Anyone have a source for 2 1/2” shells in 16 gauge?

14 Comments
2024/06/19
22:22 UTC

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Winchester 97 loose bolt assembly

I was hoping there would be some ‘97 experts here for a quick question: my ‘97 works pretty well, but I notice that when chambering a shell, the bolt assembly has a little side to side play in it when all the way back. It locks up just fine, I just wanted to make sure there wasn’t any maintenance that needs to be done to tighten it up.

1 Comment
2024/06/19
20:55 UTC

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How come nobody has made an integrally suppressed shotgun where the magazine tube has enough room to run the length of the suppressor?

32 Comments
2024/06/19
19:44 UTC

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Got to take a look at my late grandfather's Ithaca Model 37 yesterday. This one is in 16 gauge and was produced during 1964. I apologize for the image quality, was in a rush.

5 Comments
2024/06/19
19:24 UTC

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James Reeves Burndown of Turkish Benelli M4 Clone Supplied by Kaya from Classic Firearms

"James Reeves teams up with Kaya at ‪@ClassicFirearms‬ to test yet another Turkish Benelli M4 clone (a/k/a "Turknelli") in the infamous 500 round burndown series. This time, it's the Ermox X-Defense M4-type semi-auto shotgun"

This Turk M4 Clone Shotgun (Kinda) Survived a Burndown Test but how many times did it have a failure?

250 rounds 2.75" low recoil 00 buckshot (Nobel)
30 round 2.75" standard 00 buckshot (Nobel)
20 rounds 2.75" slugs (Sterling)
200 rounds bird shot (Federal Field & Target along with Winchester Game & Target)
no magnums were available this time.

Update:
Several people in the comment section of this video pointed out that James should have been able to buy slugs and buckshot located in a locked glass cabinet at most Walmart locations. I don't know if I have seen any magnum loads though at Walmart.

5 Comments
2024/06/19
15:56 UTC

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Vintage semi auto recommendations

Been looking into “vintage” aka wood furniture semi autos more recently. Would prefer one with a bolt release button on the side, and be around or under $600. Mostly for shooting clays, may SBS or at least barrel chop to 20” or under also. Where should I be looking?

18 Comments
2024/06/19
15:22 UTC

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The Pros and Cons of Cerakote for Shotguns

When it comes to maintaining your shotgun, many options are available to ensure its longevity and improve its appearance. One such option that has gained popularity in recent years is Cerakoting. However, before deciding whether or not to Cerakote your shotgun, it’s crucial to understand the process, weigh the benefits, and consider any potential drawbacks. This article is aimed at providing an analysis of each of these factors to help you make an informed decision.

Understanding the Process: What is Cerakote?

Cerakote is a polymer-ceramic composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers, and wood. Developed by NIC Industries, it enhances a number of physical performance properties, including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.

The process involves cleaning the surface of the item, then applying the Cerakote coating using a high-temperature curing process. It’s important to note that this isn’t a process an amateur should take on. It requires specialized equipment and knowledge to apply properly. Nevertheless, when done correctly, Cerakote can provide a durable, weather-resistant finish that can significantly increase the lifespan of your shotgun.

Weighing the Benefits: Pros of Cerakoting Your Shotgun

There are several benefits to having your shotgun Cerakoted. First, it offers enhanced durability. The ceramic nature of Cerakote provides significantly better wear resistance than traditional finishes, such as bluing or parkerizing. This means your shotgun is less likely to show signs of wear and tear, even after heavy use.

Secondly, it provides superior corrosion resistance. Firearms, including shotguns, are often exposed to corrosive elements, from the oils and sweat on human skin to moisture in the environment. Cerakote helps protect your shotgun from these elements, extending its functional life. Lastly, Cerakote offers aesthetic benefits. It’s available in a range of colors, allowing you to customize your shotgun’s appearance to your personal preference.

Potential Drawbacks: Are there Cons to Cerakoting?

Despite its benefits, there are potential drawbacks to Cerakoting your shotgun. The primary one is cost, as professional application of Cerakote can be quite expensive. Furthermore, the process of Cerakoting requires the firearm to be disassembled, which can void some manufacturers’ warranties.

Another possible drawback is that Cerakote, while extremely durable, is not indestructible. It can chip or scratch if subjected to severe abuse. However, it’s worth noting that these issues are less likely with Cerakote than with traditional finishes. Lastly, some purists may argue that applying a modern finish like Cerakote takes away from the traditional look and feel of a shotgun, but this is highly subjective and largely a matter of personal preference.

Making the Decision: Is Cerakoting Worth it for You?

Deciding whether or not to Cerakote your shotgun is a personal choice that will depend on several factors. If you use your shotgun regularly and in rough conditions, the improved durability and corrosion resistance of Cerakote could be a major benefit. If you’re interested in customizing the appearance of your shotgun, Cerakote’s wide range of color options offers a lot of possibilities.

However, if the cost is a concern, or if you’re wary of potentially voiding your shotgun’s warranty, you may want to think twice before going for Cerakote. Ultimately, the decision should be based on your unique needs, preferences, and circumstances.

While Cerakoting your shotgun may seem like a significant investment, it offers undeniable benefits in terms of durability, corrosion resistance, and customization options. However, it’s important to consider the potential drawbacks before making a decision. Weighing the pros and cons outlined in this article, as well as your personal needs and circumstances, will help you decide if Cerakoting is the right choice for you and your shotgun.

https://preview.redd.it/pj2to6s5lj7d1.jpg?width=360&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=0136f6d304df24ff5ab538ab75ace1536779474e

1 Comment
2024/06/19
14:53 UTC

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Always checking the online auctions and I found this. The rest of the shotguns in the lot are kinda crap.

5 Comments
2024/06/19
14:33 UTC

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Help ID this shotgun

Hello,

My father purchased this shotgun years ago and forgot all about it. We are trying to ID what model this could be. We know it’s a moss berg and he did tell me he swapped out the grip. Also it’s a 20 gauge and not 12. Thanks for your help.

12 Comments
2024/06/19
13:39 UTC

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Bp12 shells

I bought a bp12 centron and I was wondering what type of shells is best for a semi auto shotgun thanks

3 Comments
2024/06/19
13:18 UTC

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Is there a “Budget” Benelli? Your Thoughts Please.

Hey all.

Question: Is there such a thing as a BUDGET Benelli?

I have a Benelli M1 Super 90 with the 21” VR barrel with chokes. It is set up with a Nordic tube to make it 7+1. I’ve had it for many years. I don’t believe it’s ever failed me despite me putting box after box of the bargain Wally World “target” loads through it.

I loaned it to my brother in law to go out shooting with his pals….now he wants one. Problem is that he can’t spend $1100 on an m1, m2 or m4. He asked me if there were any that he could get for much less money. The only thing that came to my mind was a Stoeger 3000, but I don’t believe they have a 21” barrel version. Not that that feature is mandatory though. He does want a “defense” type setup though.

What semi shotguns would you say could most closely match the Benelli shotguns? Are there other quality HD type semi autos that you can think of that might work for him?

Thank you for your time and help.

13 Comments
2024/06/19
07:11 UTC

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Looking for a lefty semi auto 20ga with second full rifled barrel option suggestions

Can anyone recommend a left handed semi auto 20ga shotgun with an option to get a full rifled barrel for upland game and deer hunting under 1k?

5 Comments
2024/06/19
03:36 UTC

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Steel shot through cut down doubles?

I’ve always been told you can’t shoot steel shot through most side by side shotguns but never understood why until I read that it’s because of the chokes on the barrels.

If you cut a the barrels back to the point they were cylinder bore would there be any issues?

3 Comments
2024/06/19
02:14 UTC

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A400 owner question.

Got a A400 lite in 20 gauge not long ago. First box went perfect. Second box around 20 rounds stopped ejecting/feeding. Took it apart and cleaned it and gave a once over. 3rd box it didn’t cycle at all. Most then the bolt didn’t go back far enough to even eject the first, other half the empty was in the chamber with the next shell below it.

One thing I noticed is if I slide the bolt back, there seems to be a decent amount of resistance before the lifter engages to flip up. If you go fast you don’t notice, but in a slower pull it definitely has some resistance.

Grabbed some of my other shotguns and you never feel where the lifter does its thing which leads me to think to some sort of lifter fit issue.

Going to be sending it to the shop I got it from. Just wondering if a400’s normally just have a smooth slide or it’s a little tougher when the lifter engages.

3 Comments
2024/06/19
01:28 UTC

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Benelli M2 rail options

I'm planning on getting a m2 soon but the only options I see is messa for 179 which is absurd to me anyone know any options other than that in Canada?

1 Comment
2024/06/18
23:19 UTC

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Maverick Arms by Mossberg 88

I want to know whether to run a 20in 12ga 7+1 magazine tube with a 2 point sling or a 1 point sling. I am even considering something as easy as wrapping around behind the trigger bar and stock for a sling. I’ll be rucking this weekend and don’t want to carry a case(yeah I’m being lazy) I have the potential with the stock sling points under the butt and on the mag tube. Can I see some setups and or options for some amazing slings. I looked at some shotgun holding slings however the added weight I’m not sure would be comfortable after 15miles. Gg&G sells some kits I’m not really considering at this time since the weekend is close.. may have to see what Wally World has which it’s Wally World so 🙂‍↔️ 😆 thank you

12 Comments
2024/06/18
21:25 UTC

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