Shotgun problem/questions

Shotgun problem/questions

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Cpinta666

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Jul 12, 2013
I have a mossberg 500A, it's old and and has some miles on it. It's shoots fine but it won't eject a certain spent shell. It's cycles fine with live ammo (even the type that I'm having a problem with) I shot 3 be Hevi-shot "dead coyote" with no problem but when I tried kent it wouldn't eject. There both 3" shells. The only conclusion I can come up with is, the kent shell has a big wad (as I inspected a live kent shell I noticed that the wad kinda bulges out compared to the rest of the shell). Could the wad exiting make the shell stick to the walls of the chamber? Open to any theories

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#2 Jul 13, 2013
If the Kent shell is "wide" I would supect RUST. Is the Kent a steel shotshell ?

If they ae OLD and wide then you need to either disassemble them or try firing them using a cylinder choke (no choke).

Also, keep the chamber lubed with oil to help remove spent shells.

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#3 Jul 13, 2013
And, I forgot to say rusted shells can be dangerous to fire. The steel pellets can be rusted together and they fire as a single unit.
Cpinta666

United States

#4 Jul 13, 2013
The kent shells are new but I wouldn't doubt the chamber has alil rust. I have a full box left so I think I'm gonna try and sell them to a friend and just stay away from them. I have the mossberg a good cleaning when I bought it (used) but I'm in the process of reblueing it

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#5 Jul 13, 2013
Use a ten (10) gauge bore brush for the chamber of a 12 gauge to remove rust.

Good reminder for me ...Mossbergs don't have shiny chromed protective bores.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#6 Jul 13, 2013
Also, check both extractors on your mossberg bolt. Make sure they move freely.
Cpinta666

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Jul 13, 2013
Ok, could I just use a copper or nylon brush for the chamber bore. The extractor claws are new along with the firing pin. Thank you for all the help Tory

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Since: Mar 08

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#8 Jul 14, 2013
To remove rust I would be tempted to use a stainless steel bore brush (10 gauge).

http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html...

Because of your topic I'm going to check my Mossberg and oil it.

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