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Discussion in 'Firearm Maintenance, Safety And Troubleshooting' started by GUAR, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. GUAR

    GUAR Copper BB

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    I just bought my first shotgun, mossberg 500 tactical and i have a question. Inside the tube where you load the shells there is a wood stick with 2 o rings on it. I think its called the drum stick. Is that to limit how many shells you can insert at one given time? Is it bad if you take it out and leave it out? Is it just suppose to float inside the tube, or have to be at a certain spot for the gun to function properly.
  2. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    welcome from NY.
    you can take it out. its used to limit mag capacity for certain hunting apps.
  3. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Yes, that is to limit the number of rounds that'll fit.

    If you're using the weapon for hunting, leave it in. Otherwise, take it out and load as many rounds as will fit. Took the dowel out of mine the first night I had the weapon home and I honestly couldn't tell ya where it is...
  4. GUAR

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    Thanks guys!!
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Yes Sir,

    We're glad to help...
  6. CliffD

    CliffD .410

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    That made me laugh :lol:

    I randomly find stuff around here that I put up for safe keeping. This morning, while waiting USPS to bring the tube clamp/rail mount for my new shot gun, I found one I had stashed away in a box my Harris bi-pod came in. :roll:

    I too took the dowel out of mine within minutes of opening the box. But, I put it up safe and secure so I can surprise myself when I stumble across it again in a few years :mrgreen:
  7. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I love when that happens... :D
  8. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    ,,,,,,,,,,,i know its here someplace :lol:

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