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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.
So... whaddaya recommend shootin' instead?
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Winchester White box? There's your problem. I thought I had problems with several of my guns until I stopped using that crap. All the problems disappeared.
Winchester White box has ~solved~ problems in my series 80...
Lube on the rails. Good talk.
Back in the late 90s when I was still shooting a lot of IPSC I shot a 1911 totally dry. My STI Edge in 40S&W had been through multiple matches in a short period of time and was functioning flawlessly, and I didn't want to mess with it because it seemed that every time I'd take it apart and clean it there'd be a couple of miscues soon thereafter, so I just kept shooting and not cleaning under the theory of "if it works, don't fix it." Musta put 800 or so rounds through it without cleaning. Then, midway through a stage, it literally seized up. I could not retract the slide, felt like it was welded to the frame, and finally ended up having to use a nylon hammer to break it free. The gun was totally dry. No different from running a car without any oil, but the long term consequences were not nearly so dire. A couple squirts of BreakFree and I was back in business.......needless to say, however, that I didn't score very well in that match! Haven't repeated that mistake.....
I've got 10 year old Sig 226 .40 that I absolutely love.
Looking for a second gun for fun/shooting in the desert/having at home.
Thinking about the Benelli Supernova Tactical with the ghost ring sights.
Can get on for about $450 + $25 background check.
Anyone have any experience with this gun? Pros? Cons?
The White Box stuff isn't the most accurate, but I've never had a problem with it. Don't form an opinion based on one bad round.
Only Ben I ever had oen a M1 Super 90, marked as H&K but it was only great with stout 00,000 or slugs. Everything else would not cycle the action without a different spring. I personally went back to a tricj 870. It of course cycles anything.
That (basically) happened to me with my Kevin's great Springer Champion test from hell. Shot it for hundreds and hundreds of rounds probably 1000 and it finally stopped working. The slide would not go all the way forward. Stopped at Autozone and bought a can of brake parts cleaner, shot the crap in every nook and cranny and shot the whole gun with Remoil......shot another 500 thru it and sold it.....great gun I wish I still had!
Speaking of dirty guns, I completely disassembled my Ruger 10/22 recently and was shocked to see the amount of grime inside it. This rifle hadn't seen all that much use - I'd be surprised if I fired more than 300 rounds through it - but it was FILTHY. Particulary bad was the area just above the bolt where it meets the barrel. I had to remove the barrel to reach some of the tight crevices in the receiver. The magazine also got a thorough disassembly and cleaning since it was full of crud as well. Someone warned me that these guns needed frequent cleaning, but I wasn't quite prepared for this. :huh
.22 wammo is notoriously dirty......my 10-22 was like that after a day and I decided to clean it after every few hundred rounds after that. Saw a MKII Ruger so dirty it stopped working once after only about 500 rounds. Plus that is still my least favorite gun in the world to take apart and put back together.
Been there, done that. Actually it was a MKIII, which is even worse. I've got my Marlin 1894 in pieces right now, and it's resisting mightily my efforts to put it back together again. Guess I need to get a bigger hammer.
I hate that. Some of the old Marlins etc were/are certainly trying were one not careful.
I got everything back together except one of those four barrel COP .357's (it froze up), long ago. I said fuck it and sent it off then sold the bitch.
I guess I've just decided to live with my 10/22 being dirty. I've shot probably a couple thousand rounds with it having done nothing but spray some Rem-Oil in around the breech a couple times. No problems that I can't attribute to a crappy Butler Creek magazine or shitty ammo. The 22/45 gets the same treatment and runs just as well (with good ammo).
is the 22-45 easier to take apart and get BACK together than the other MK based handguns?
Fuck if I know! I haven't tried yet
I have a Benelli SuperNova, not the Tactical but just a basic field gun. It's great. It has a feature that allows loading of the chamber by hand without pulling rounds out of the magazine......surprising how handy that can be in some applications. The 870 and other pumps that I know of don't have that capacity. I know a guy who has the tactical, his is one with the desert-camo finish, and he really likes it a lot.
I've never taken apart another MK based gun, but my 22/45 is pain to reassemble. It comes apart easy enough. Reassembly requires that you hold the firearm at certain angles while fitting parts and pull the trigger at on stage. For some reason I always need the manual around because I forget a step. Never had any trouble with my other firearms.
No, it's the same. Aside from the plastic frame, the component parts are almost identical but for two minor differences. I know, because I've had them both apart.