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Stoeger M3500 mishap/The fix

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    Posted: 02 November 2021 at 17:10
Swan hunting is a draw, permit, only 500 given in the pacific  flyway in the state. I had one, there going through right now, and the water is freezing up. All that said, time is limited. I was out Monday, 1000's of  swan, tundra and trumpeters flying.
Unfortunately the new stoeger will not always fire in 14* and most the time would only fire once and malfunction. Short story no swan, the red dot stopped working too and I had to field strip it off and guess shoot.

TODAY

I was in the shop with a can of starting spray, (ether) and my big compressor.
WOW I should have had this done BEFORE it got 14*.
I took it completely apart and sprayed and blew every part. Then when completely dry I dusted it all with powdered graphite. Lot of grease and goo came off most the parts.
I them used rubbing compound on a brush and a pad turned by my drill. I buffed for a LONG time the a coat of carnauba car wax, then cleaned the barrel and chamber, smooth as a baby's butt now.
I plan to go shoot 40/50 "Junk" shotgun shells through it in the morning, it won't be 14* but it should be in the low 20's.
I took the stock off and changed the shims to let it tip down more and let me do a good cheek weld for the bead, Hoping for the best...Confused

I will be really pisted, if I miss a coyote this winter.


Edited by d4570 - 03 November 2021 at 15:07
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Is that a turkey made shotgun???
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Yes! A Benelli knock off.
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OK here is the thing.
After an hour or so of cleaning, polishing, and dry lube/graphite. I reassembled the M3500. 
Went out today for a test. it was not 14* but around 32*.
I had a bunch of asst shells and a 8"log to shoot at.
Everything from 3 1/2 mag steel to 2 1/2 -3/4oz lead.
I pulled the plug and loaded 5 to 6 mixed shells.
I paced off 45 yards and set the log down standing up.

Pulled the gun up, it felt good, took normal shotgun aim and let it rip.
As fast as I could pull the trigger. Never missed a beat. In fact it shot faster then I could recover from the last. The next load I put the stock up against the side of my tire, sounded like a full auto, in a blink of an eye 5 hulls hit the ground. It shoots as fast as my 10/22. Being an inertia activated gun not gas operated. I was surprised it shot the at all.
You can't hit much shooting like that. the next 3 loads I shot like I was trying to hit the log. TO bad I could not shoot like that when I was blasting at swan, there would be dead swan. I destroyed the log to kindling wood.
NEVER MISSED A BEAT.
25 shells I hope I fixed the problem so far it looks good.ClapClap



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