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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.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559426/nobel+sport+12+ga+2-3%2f4%22+00buck+9-pellet+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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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.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559426/nobel+sport+12+ga+2-3%2f4%22+00buck+9-pellet+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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That was my thought also, the ammo. I bought 3 boxes of this crap, just so I could have something.
 

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

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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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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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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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