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 Post subject: The only problems I've had with the Browning Cynergy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:52 pm 
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I have owned 2 browning Cynergy shotguns with 32 inch barrels, and one of them had a briley choke tube set for competition. After thousands upon thousands of rounds through both, I have only experienced a couple problems.

1. Screws coming loose.
-screws on multiple parts of the gun have repeatedly backed themselves out (namely the forend, which will start to wiggle after a while until you retighten, and the large bolt holding the stock on, and the adjustable comb.
-another negative, is that the process to get at the adjustable comb is a pain, along with the large bolt that holds the stock onto the receiver.

2. Shells getting stuck
-This has happened 2 times to me, and it was most likely an estate shell, or a winchester AA. When loading a shell into the gun, I pushed it in too hard both times and the shell went past the ejector and the gun would not close and the shell was stuck between the barrel and the ejector.
-It took a lot of finessing and jimmying to pop the shells out, probably a 15 minute process.

3. When buying my second Cynergy after some arse stole mine, I noticed the center bead on the rim was off center. This can probably happen with any gun, but keep an eye out for it when on the hunt for a cynergy.
People say not to even look at the sights while shooting, but it is distracting when setting up to shoot and you see a wonky sight alignment.

4. Porting sucks
-The holes in the barrel to reduce recoil suck and I wish they were not there. They get gummed up with plastic bits and powder residue and it is a pain in the butt to clean them out. Solvents, wire brushes on drills, bore snakes, toothbrush, toothpick, and a hell of a lot of time is what it takes to clean it.




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 Post subject: Re: The only problems I've had with the Browning Cynergy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:45 pm 
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My only comment is to ask why you fool with ports anyway. There's nothing to be gained by trying to clean them. They are useless, no matter what you do.


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 Post subject: Re: The only problems I've had with the Browning Cynergy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Vette Jockey wrote:
My only comment is to ask why you fool with ports anyway. There's nothing to be gained by trying to clean them. They are useless, no matter what you do.


I'll second that opinion. When I bought my first O/U with ported barrels about 15 years ago, the ports kind of bothered me. I would sometimes notice little pieces of debris (plastic?) hanging onto the edge of a port and would try to pick it out with a toothpick or dental pick or something like that.

Then I tried cleaning them regularly with a brush to keep them clean, and that was a real PITA which I quickly gave up as a lost cause.

Now, I just shoot the gun and totally ignore the ports. I haven't cleaned a port in my shotgun barrel for at least 10 years, maybe longer. For all I know, they might have plugged up, but I pay no attention whatsoever to them now. Occasionally, when looking down the bore, I'll see a tiny piece of debris sticking to one of the ports, but I pay it no mind whatsoever.

So my advice is to just shoot your gun and don't even look at the ports. They have no effect on the accuracy, pattern, or muzzle rise as far as I can tell, so just ignore them.

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 Post subject: Re: The only problems I've had with the Browning Cynergy
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:32 pm 
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So, have you solved the problem of the fore end screws backing out? I have one screw in my 28ga Cynergy that backs out. Blue Locktite ?


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 Post subject: Re: The only problems I've had with the Browning Cynergy
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:41 pm 
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mrbigfish wrote:
So, have you solved the problem of the fore end screws backing out? I have one screw in my 28ga Cynergy that backs out. Blue Locktite ?



For a while I would just carry the allen wrench with me and tighten it after a few stations, but that got old, so a dab of blue loctite did the trick after that.


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 Post subject: Re: The only problems I've had with the Browning Cynergy
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:19 pm 
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mrbigfish wrote:
So, have you solved the problem of the fore end screws backing out? I have one screw in my 28ga Cynergy that backs out. Blue Locktite ?


You may not need the strength of blue loctite, one application of low-strength purple loctite worked perfect on my Cynergy.

-Nate




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