Alright took it out of the box and and assembled it, it comes with the skeet tube already in it so I left it in there. I also put the recoil reducer in it to start off with because I plan on shooting 3.5's alot out of it. So the plan was to get it out and shoot some clays with it and see how it does. First things first I didnt lube it or anything out of the box, just slammed it together.
So we get out and get ready to shoot some clays, I threw a 2.75 in the chamber and a 3.5 in the mag to see if the recoil from the dove load would cycle the goose load up. She worked flawlessly, much to be expected out of a new gun, I kept this same loading sequence for about 10 shots, no problems. So now I go to try to float the 4th I get the gun all ready and push the bolt forward and yell pull and it goes click. I thought crap ***, well I eject the shell thinking that I was a light primer strike, nope no primer strike. I do this again and the same thing. I get to thinking that I didnt let the bolt slam shut and it wasnt locking in, that is what happened, cus I slammed the bolt forward with the palm of my hand and yelled pull again and she went boom, boom, boom, boom. It will do it just have to get the user error out of the equation. I ran 1 box of Federal blue box 2.75", 1 1/8oz, 3 dr., 8's, dove loads, 1 box Winchester Xpert HV 3.5" 1 1/4oz, 1635fps, BB's goose load, and 3 Federal Premium flitecontrol 3.5", 2oz, 1300ish FPS, 5's turkey load through this beast. I must say you do know when you are shooting the goose loads verses the dove loads, and WOW the Turkey loads made me realize why I dont hunt turkeys that much holy crap. But all in all the first right out of the box test se performed flawlessly!!!!
So far so good as long as we keep the operater error out of the mix we shouldnt see much problems hopefully.
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