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What should have been a 2 man limit on geese quickly turned into a single goose being taken, from multiple groups of geese.. for whatever reason, each time a goose or duck would come in, my first shot wouldn’t go off because of a light primer strike, then I followed that up some bad shooting. Unfortunately, my son wasn’t shooting any better.

has anyone had the light primer strike continuously happen? It happened about 5 times and every time it was the first shell..
 

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Too much oil around the firing pin hole?

The first shot would firing pin would clean it out some and then the second round would be fine. Then after a while the oil might accumulate again.

Just guessing here.
 

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I’ve had firing pins break and cause that problem. Also I’ve had firing pin springs wear out and cause that.
Old shells could also be a part of the problem.

Good luck sorting it out. That’s a bummer when gun malfunctions cause you to miss birds. Been there,
done that lots of times, and it always makes me mad.
 

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I’m going to clean it tonight and run some different shells through it, hopefully that will remedy the problem
 

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I had my other Mossberg for 15 years, without any issues whatsoever. That said, I am looking at a Benelli m2
 

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When you find the problem odds are it is going to be something simple.

A complete cleaning of the action would be the first start.
 

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What’s the deal with the trigger on m2’s?

not sure, DallanC but I took it apart and cleaned it thoroughly, also made sure oil didn’t build up around the firing pin
 

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If I'm going to be in really cold conditions, I use teflon spray for lube. It comes out wet, seeps into parts, then the fluid flashes off and leaves the teflon powder. Neat stuff.

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If I'm going to be in really cold conditions, I use teflon spray for lube. It comes out wet, seeps into parts, then the fluid flashes off and leaves the teflon powder. Neat stuff.

-DallanC
Good tip. I haven't tried that yet. My sx3 is susceptible to gumming up in cold conditions if I leave it wet. I've been running with a thin film and leaving it barrel down when not in use. The Teflon spray might fix that.
 

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What’s the deal with the trigger on m2’s?

not sure, DallanC but I took it apart and cleaned it thoroughly, also made sure oil didn’t build up around the firing pin
I bought M2s in 12 and 20 gauge last year. The triggers were both ~6# with a ton of creep. Sent them back, Benelli said they were "in spec". I ended up swapping out the springs myself. Now under 4#, still have creep.
 

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That’s interesting Dallan, never even heard of thatI’ll give it a shot!

Is 6# within spec on those? I was also looking at a beretta A400, I wonder if the trigger is better on that
 
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