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New owner - shells stick in chamber


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#1 Ken_LI

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Posted October 28 2020 - 07:21 AM

I recently purchased a Stoeger coach gun, first shotgun I have owned.

One thing that I liked about the break open shotgun was the simplicity of the mechanism, it looked easy to clean and reliable.

 

I tried it out last week, with 5 shells, everything was fine. This week I got some low recoil buckshot shells:

 

https://www.budsguns...10ct low recoil

They have a steel base. These shells stuck in the chamber after firing. The extractor on the gun could not move them. I took the gun apart, and when I got home I knocked the shells out with a wooden dowel.

 

I did not clean the gun after the first firing of 5 shells. I am going to clean everything today.

 

What do you guys think? Bad ammo? Dirty gun?

 



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#2 Gary_Hungerford

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Posted October 28 2020 - 07:35 AM

Only 5 rounds, before the new stuff stuck? Bad casings, not dirty gun.

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Posted October 28 2020 - 07:42 AM

I recently purchased a Stoeger coach gun, first shotgun I have owned.

One thing that I liked about the break open shotgun was the simplicity of the mechanism, it looked easy to clean and reliable.

 

I tried it out last week, with 5 shells, everything was fine. This week I got some low recoil buckshot shells:

 

https://www.budsguns...10ct low recoil

They have a steel base. These shells stuck in the chamber after firing. The extractor on the gun could not move them. I took the gun apart, and when I got home I knocked the shells out with a wooden dowel.

 

I did not clean the gun after the first firing of 5 shells. I am going to clean everything today.

 

What do you guys think? Bad ammo? Dirty gun?

 

It is probably the steel cased ammo.  Just about the only thing steel cased ammo works reliably in are AK variants.  


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#4 Ken_LI

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Posted October 28 2020 - 07:44 AM

That was my thought also, the ammo. I bought 3 boxes of this crap, just so I could have something.



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Posted October 28 2020 - 07:51 AM

I'd clean the chamber just to be safe and then spray the shells ( or wipe ) them down with One Shot or similar just to use them up.

 

spray pam for chamber  :)



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Posted October 29 2020 - 06:37 AM

I didn’t know they made steel casings for shotshells. Yeah, get the brass ones. GL.

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Posted October 29 2020 - 07:06 AM

So what is it about the steel? They make it too thin and it expands too much in the chamber? I would think brass was weaker and would expand more?



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Posted October 29 2020 - 11:18 AM

Either the steel is thin and low grade or it's really polished aluminum.

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Posted October 29 2020 - 01:51 PM

They have a steel base. These shells stuck in the chamber after firing. 

 

I'm surprised it's legal to sell steel cased ammo without a major disclaimer printed on the box.  You don't want to run that crap through any gun, even it it sort of works.


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Posted October 30 2020 - 03:45 PM

Firearms occasionally have "favored" ammunition.   Years ago I used Winchester birdshot in my Mossberg 500.   the shells had either steel or aluminum cases and most simply would not eject after firing.   I ended up sanding and lubing every shell I had to finally get rid of them.   At the time the shells were made in France.    I had the same problem with Hornady SST sabot slugs but no problems whatsoever with any Remington, Brenneke or Federal product.   I suppose it could be the shotgun itself but its easier to just avoid Winchester and Hornady.

 

Regarding steel cased for handguns and my ARs, never had a problem with Wolf, Tula or Brown Bear.



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Posted November 21 2020 - 11:15 AM

Brass bases expand when fired, and contract a bit after, enabling extraction.  steel cases won't do that

sometime the extractor just yanks the lip off


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