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Benelli m2 feed problem.


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My trusty old m2 started having feed problems after I tried to shoot some 3" magnum turkey loads in it.

About once every 20 shots or so it will eject the spent shell ok but the next shell will catch on the front edge of the ejection port and hold the bolt open. Of course it always happens at a critical time in a match.

I tried a new recoil spring, no help.

Can any of you Benelli gurus help please?

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I've seen several posts like yours and nobody every posts how they fixed the issue. They talk about replacing all the springs and nothing helps. I guess they either finally took it to a gunsmith or sold the gun. Here's my experience with my 25 year old Super 90 when it started having failures to load the next round on the 4th or 5th shot.

I tried replacing the recoil spring and that made it worse. I started thinking, why would it get worse? It acts like it's short stroking and slowing the bolt down. Then I thought, what does the backside of the hammer and bolt carrier look like? Mine was really rough and looked like it started to pull metal where the carrier contacts the hammer to reset the sear and the lifter lever as it cycles.

I took some 400 grit and blended the surfaces smooth, and then used the Dremel polishing wheel to give it a mirror surface. The Benelli now cycles anything I put through it; even the super cheap WM Winchester Universals.

Your experience may be different. Good luck!

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Inter web lore tells me that replacing the mag tube spring fixes all problems. If that doesn't work you need a 25% extra main spring and all will be well. There used to be a few guys on here who would recommend "other fixes", but they sure didn't know about springs. I would address all these questions to M.O.A. Precision as they are the inertia gun specialists.

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Have a carrier latch spting ordered but thought i would try to eliminate the mag spring. Removed the +2 extension from my xrail mage tube to increase the tendion but no help. Will try the carrier latch spring when it gets here.

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