Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:00 PM
I've wanted an over/under for trap/skeet/sporting clays for a while.
Well, that desire was fulfilled in winning this on a local sportsman's club raffle ticket.
I can't wait to actually run some shells through it.
P.S. Hey, Phil, I guess this means dad will get his old Sears & Roebuck side by side back.
Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:55 AM
Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:14 AM
Posted 29 August 2010 - 05:41 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:14 PM
We'll see! Can't beat the price no matter what.
Posted 30 August 2010 - 08:01 AM
I have probably entered a dozen of those types of rafles and I'm still waiting for my number to be called.
Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:39 PM
I really like it a lot and believe it will serve me well. But, man, I've got to tell you I think I'm going to have to take my Dremel with just a buffing wheel and some polishing compound to the pivot points of the break on this gun. It is just that stiff even after a cleaning and Break-Free CLP bath. I realize that I am no longer "larger than life", but I am far from a weakling. Yet, it takes everything I have to close or break this gun open. It's so stiff that half the time it doesn't even open all of the way for the shell ejectors to work. I spent a little time with some snap caps today just trying to break some things in as well as test the ejectors. (Gun has to be fire, or a simulated firing like with the snap caps, in order for the ejectors to engage.) The bottom cap actually has some of the finish worn off from where the rim hits the plate near the firing pin when closing the action. So, I'd say this is clearly just a case of lesser than great tolerances in manufacturing. (Which is kind of what makes it a Stoeger anyway. If the parts had been on the money, spec-wise, they would have been used on a Benelli. )
Oh well... To be continued, I reckon.
Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:56 AM
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