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nitram wrote:When my life depended on it I chose inertia after a pump. 870, M1-Super-90, and a M-2.
In the blind it's been a combination of both. 870, 1100, SP-10, A390, Pintail, M2, SBE, SBE2, and A400.
To say that gas systems have become more reliable is an understatement. Just look at the recent USMC contract for the Benelli M-4.
But it all boils down to how well you maintain either system. I've been a Remington armorer since '89, Benelli/Beretta since '91. Almost every malfunction I've ever repaired (90%) has been due to LOM or outright negligence. Just because it has synthetic stocks and a non-blued finish doesn't mean it doesn't need a little TLC.
nitram wrote:To say that gas systems have become more reliable is an understatement. Just look at the recent USMC contract for the Benelli M-4.
Ukcatshunter wrote:Some say inertia guns are easier to clean. But is an extra 5 minutes to clean a deal breaker? I swab the barrell and clean the piston every few hundred rounds. Takes ten minutes. Soak overnight. Wipe. Reassemble. Put in case.
mudpack wrote:MY SX3 has an aluminum mag tube, so I don't want to touch it with steel wool. I use WD40 and NeverDull (a cotton batting polishing material). I'm very methodical about by gun cleaning, I know.
I looked at the vid mentioned. The disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly was edited for brevity and the "cleaning" was a quick wipe-down with rag; it wasn't representative of the time and steps required in reality.
I guess I don't feel so bad about my own time after all.
Ukcatshunter wrote: Sorry your Winchester is a PIA. I also was considering that gun.