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Today I wanted to hear a boom and all I heard was a "click"....

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by nitesite, Sep 10, 2022.

  1. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

    I keep a Maverick 88 very close by for defending my dogs and farm animals against marauders. Coyotes, wild dogs, feral cats, even skunks. Sometimes I just use it to scare them away. Sometimes I need to kill one or sting one real good.

    Today I had to grab the shotgun which I load with 2-3/4 1-1/2 oz #4s and racked the first shell in. And when I pulled the trigger all I got was a dud.

    Good primer strike. Racked that one out and the next two shells worked as advertised. I don't remember having a dud in years and years.

    I guess that is better than wanting to hear a click and hearing a BOOM instead. :)
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  4. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

    It's pretty rare for anyone that stores their ammo properly, but sometimes that still happens.

    In similar news, I found out the ejector spring on my old 16 gauge single shot is weak and while it's pulling shells out, many of them are not actually ejecting out of the chamber.

    Strangely enough, loaded shells will clear the chamber about 2 inches and completely eject. Barely.

    Shells that have have been fired are coming out about half way and stopping, like it has an extractor, but no ejector.

    I found a replacement though. Costs more than I like. Almost $15 with shipping for a spring sucks. But, I gotta fix it.
  5. meanstreak

    meanstreak Lurker "Philanthropist"

    We can get complacent with modern tools and technology.

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