Hi, I'm new to this forum and would really like some advice about my M1014. First, though, I love this shotgun, but nevertheless, it does have an issue.
I get frequent malfunctions that manifest themselves this way: a round is fired, then the bolt locks back, and the next shell gets stuck on the carrier with about 1/16th of an inch stuck inside the magazine tube. Other times it makes it out of the magazine tube, but the carrier does not lift. The load this happens with most often is AA #7 1/2 and #8 1 1/8 ounce Super Sport. I need this to function with birdshot because it's required for USPSA competition, and I shoot a lot, and need to buy the least expensive stuff I can find. Usually, what's on sale. That's why I have a lot of this load and would like it to function.
I previously had this gun set up with a Mesa Tactical 8 round side saddle and an Eotech, both of which I've removed. I also have a Sure Cycle extended magazine extension and replacement spring, and an extended bolt release. Still having problems.
If light loads are the problem, then I'm confused as to why it cycles Remington Managed Recoil 1 ounce slugs. It runs fine with full power 00 buck and most heavier loads, but I've also had trouble with 3 inch magnums. These were tried just as an experiment, not my idea of fun.
If the solution is to keep trying different loads until it finds something it likes, I can live with that. I must admit though, that the stories I hear, and have read in forums and magazine articles, where the gun gobbles up everything makes me want one like that also.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!