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Old 10-07-2019, 07:56 PM   #1
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Beretta Whitewing 12ga. Weak eject

Ive noticed that when i break open my shotgun with force, the top shell will eject, and the bottom one will seem to only come halfway out. If i open it normaly the bottom one wont move past the ejector finger and i have to use my nail to get it out and the upper one will only come out halfway and i have to pull them out. Ive tried taking them apart and cleaning them and their pockets. As well as checked the operation. It seems that they seem to pop our forcefully regardless of how i open it when i dry fire it. I have a feeling that my hulls are expanding and getting kind of stuck but im not sure why the force at which i ooen it would matter


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Old 10-09-2019, 01:42 PM   #2
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sounds like your chambers need a light polish or the ejectors are out of time.
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sounds like your chambers need a light polish or the ejectors are out of time.
How can i determine whichone it is? Andnhow do i change the timing of the ejectors.


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what kind of ammo are you using?
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what kind of ammo are you using?
Winchester super dove and target. 1oz 7 1/2 shot. Couldnt find any last time i went so i got federal in 1 1/8oz and 7 1/2 shot. I pulled the pellets and charge out and fired the primers and they seem to eject much better.

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Winchester super dove and target. 1oz 7 1/2 shot. Couldnt find any last time i went so i got federal in 1 1/8oz and 7 1/2 shot. I pulled the pellets and charge out and fired the primers and they seem to eject much better.

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I was worried that the hulls were expanding in the chamber and creating excess friction after that


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what kind of ammo are you using?
Good question... I shoot a Beretta Silver Pigeon and the exact same thing happened when I shot some European shells. Once I stopped using those shells my functioned as designed
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Winchester super dove and target. 1oz 7 1/2 shot. Couldnt find any last time i went so i got federal in 1 1/8oz and 7 1/2 shot. I pulled the pellets and charge out and fired the primers and they seem to eject much better.

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This tells me that the ammo is the problem. These steel-headed hulls expand nicely in the chamber, but do NOT rebound like solid-brass heads did. Primer-only ignition does not swell the heads, so they extract/eject as advertised.
There are few brass-headed hulls still in use today, Remington STS and Winchester AA (but not the lesser offerings from either of them) being among the few. I'm not sure about Federal, at one time the Gold Medal series trap/skeet ammo was but I've not used any in many a long year.
Few, if any, of the Euro shells are brass (easy check - use a magnet!).
Keep the chamber polished with some coarse steel wool wrapped around a 12ga cleaning brush and chucked into an electric drill, run at med/high speed while rocking it in/out, should fix it.

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This tells me that the ammo is the problem. These steel-headed hulls expand nicely in the chamber, but do NOT rebound like solid-brass heads did. Primer-only ignition does not swell the heads, so they extract/eject as advertised.
There are few brass-headed hulls still in use today, Remington STS and Winchester AA (but not the lesser offerings from either of them) being among the few. I'm not sure about Federal, at one time the Gold Medal series trap/skeet ammo was but I've not used any in many a long year.
Few, if any, of the Euro shells are brass (easy check - use a magnet!).
Keep the chamber polished with some coarse steel wool wrapped around a 12ga cleaning brush and chucked into an electric drill, run at med/high speed while rocking it in/out, should fix it.
I restore cars so i have a ton of sandpaper at home in tons of dif grits from 180-2000 can i use those instead of steel wool? If so which grit. I polished the ejectors and action with 1500 and it helped a little.

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