StevenL wrote:Expert I ain't, but I do own one and I love it.
Well, it just goes to show the possibilities in using ammunition of dubious integrity. I don’t know a whole bunch about chamber pressures so I’d have to guess there was a tad more than the normal ‘bucking funch’ when you touched off the offending round that sent the elevator/lifter into a temporary lock-down condition.
Here’s my theory: The internal pressure generated by the cartridge in question was above and beyond normal operating pressure. In fact it was so severe that two more cartridges were loaded into the bay. I’m thinking the second round hit the back of the receiver so hard that it sort of hyper extended the elevator (much like bending your elbow or knee in the wrong direction or beyond normal range of motion), and caused it to stay in a condition that would allow the introduction of the third cartridge into the receivers’ loading bay . . . all in less than a couple tenths of a second probably. So too the pusher bar (that thing with two pins on it that floats around the magazine tube) may have lingered at the front of the receiver and the bottom of its stroke longer than it’s supposed to, which also would allow the passage of an additional round past the shell stops. Finally, that you were able to cycle the weapon again under normal conditions to allow the shotguns’ own mechanical functions to reset the elevator speaks volumes.
Yours is not another “crappy Mossberg story”. It is a testimony of the occasional beatings that we hunters discover our favorite tools are able to endure. Good on you, Slack Tide.
lostknife4 wrote:Not sure it was a "great read" but it certainly was clearly understandable. Refreshingly written for all and anyone to comprehend, not usually the case here. Lost
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