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 Post subject: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:26 am 
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Recently purchased very lightly used V3 walnut that can be difficult to get the first round past the latch area when loading the magazine. Distinct grab at metal shell base with an audible click is noticeable. A forceful and speedy push of first round past the latch usually works best. Second round seems to load easier. Both older and newer style AA hulls present same issue. Resistance is at a level of causing pain with an arthritic thumb that limits amount of use endured. Any suggestion as to reducing this issue very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.




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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:07 am 
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FWIW I have the same problem with my plastic stocked gun. I don’t know if there is a clear cut fix for it. I’ve been pushing the shell and wiggling it to get past the latch. I have well over 5000 shells through the gun now and still have the problem. I just live with it, but I’d love to know if there is a solution other than sending it back to the factory again.


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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:44 am 
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I called the factory CS about this and their response is that you must shove the shells in rapidly and without hesitation. They indicated that there is no fix other than loading in that manner. I have gotten used to shoving them in quite forcibly and have no hang ups if done that way. It's just an idiosyncrasy of the V3 design that could be improved.

I watched a video of the V3 being used and noticed that the operator loaded the magazine very aggressively but had no hang ups doing it that way.


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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:52 am 
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Dward wrote:
FWIW I have the same problem with my plastic stocked gun. I don’t know if there is a clear cut fix for it. I’ve been pushing the shell and wiggling it to get past the latch. I have well over 5000 shells through the gun now and still have the problem. I just live with it, but I’d love to know if there is a solution other than sending it back to the factory again.


Thanks for your input. Have 400 rounds fired and three flats from previous owner. I can live with a lot of small things but my thumb is getting weary and torn. I enjoy the gun and would be nice being able to do more than a round per outing.


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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:03 am 
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oyeme wrote:
I called the factory CS about this and their response is that you must shove the shells in rapidly and without hesitation. They indicated that there is no fix other than loading in that manner. I have gotten used to shoving them in quite forcibly and have no hang ups if done that way. It's just an idiosyncrasy of the V3 design that could be improved.

I watched a video of the V3 being used and noticed that the operator loaded the magazine very aggressively but had no hang ups doing it that way.


I'm assuming there must be a wide variation with it from one V3 walnut to another?


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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:24 am 
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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:42 am 
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skeetsit wrote:
oyeme wrote:
I called the factory CS about this and their response is that you must shove the shells in rapidly and without hesitation. They indicated that there is no fix other than loading in that manner. I have gotten used to shoving them in quite forcibly and have no hang ups if done that way. It's just an idiosyncrasy of the V3 design that could be improved.

I watched a video of the V3 being used and noticed that the operator loaded the magazine very aggressively but had no hang ups doing it that way.


I'm assuming there must be a wide variation with it from one V3 to another?



I`m not certain but that might be an inaccurate assumption on your part. Probably the only real and persistently negative issue, particularly with the walnut variant V3. It`s been reported before. It`s a great gun, but not smooth when it comes to the loading process apparently.

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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:36 am 
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skeetsit wrote:
Recently purchased very lightly used V3 walnut that can be difficult to get the first round past the latch area when loading the magazine. Distinct grab at metal shell base with an audible click is noticeable. A forceful and speedy push of first round past the latch usually works best. Second round seems to load easier. Both older and newer style AA hulls present same issue. Resistance is at a level of causing pain with an arthritic thumb that limits amount of use endured. Any suggestion as to reducing this issue very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.


The shell stop can be adjusted, to a point. All standard V3's load the same: I've had no problems.

However, the Waterfowl Pro and Turkey Pro load much easier due to a major redesign.

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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:29 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
skeetsit wrote:
Recently purchased very lightly used V3 walnut that can be difficult to get the first round past the latch area when loading the magazine. Distinct grab at metal shell base with an audible click is noticeable. A forceful and speedy push of first round past the latch usually works best. Second round seems to load easier. Both older and newer style AA hulls present same issue. Resistance is at a level of causing pain with an arthritic thumb that limits amount of use endured. Any suggestion as to reducing this issue very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.


The shell stop can be adjusted, to a point. All standard V's load the same: I've had no problems.

However, the Waterfowl Pro and Turkey Pro load much easier due to a major redesign.



Yeah, when I first started with my V3, I was more dismayed than I am now with the loading process. I`ve since learned to load it with gusto, particularly the second shell into the magazine. Certainly nothing to make me reticent to shoot the gun. Adjusting shell stops is beyond my technical abilities! LOL.

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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:11 pm 
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Thanks to all for helpful input. My stage of arthritis of hands effectively reduces strength and eliminates anything involving gusto or exertion to over power the resistance required. It's obviously and simply not going to allow me to use it for skeet or anything when multiple shots are required. I do enjoy the gun, but hopefully the new owner will be able to enjoy it more.


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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:32 pm 
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skeetsit wrote:
Thanks to all for helpful input. My stage of arthritis of hands effectively reduces strength and eliminates anything involving gusto or exertion to over power the resistance required. It's obviously and simply not going to allow me to use it for skeet or anything when multiple shots are required. I do enjoy the gun, but hopefully the new owner will be able to enjoy it more.



That`s too bad, skeetsit, but understandable. Got to enjoy what you`re shooting.

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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:07 pm 
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skeetsit wrote:
Thanks to all for helpful input. My stage of arthritis of hands effectively reduces strength and eliminates anything involving gusto or exertion to over power the resistance required. It's obviously and simply not going to allow me to use it for skeet or anything when multiple shots are required. I do enjoy the gun, but hopefully the new owner will be able to enjoy it more.


Take it to a gunsmith and see if they can adjust it!


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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:20 pm 
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I'll be looking into purchase of waterfowl or turkey pro model with the major redesigned system. At 71 years, hanging in with my 11/87 Premier skeet 12 gauge and 1100 standard 20 gauge for recreational skeet makes sense as well.


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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:13 pm 
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skeetsit wrote:
I'll be looking into purchase of waterfowl or turkey pro model with the major redesigned system. At 71 years, hanging in with my 11/87 Premier skeet 12 gauge and 1100 standard 20 gauge for recreational skeet makes sense as well.



Well, for clays the Turkey Pro won`t be good. The Waterfowl Pro could well be. Whatever you do, try loading it before the purchase :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:43 am 
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Thanks to responses shared, I came up with an alternate approach to loading the magazine. It has made my V3 walnut usable. Placing the shell on the carrier and stabilizing it there with light forward thumb pressure to shell base, then forming a fist to provide support to the thumb works quite well. The thumb end pad pressed firmly against side of index finger joint stabilizes thumb knuckle and protruding thumb tip. It provides ample support to allow a more forceful push of shell into magazine. Got through two rounds of skeet quite tolerably and excited to be back in action and enjoying the delights of V3.
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 Post subject: Re: V3 walnut experiencing difficult loading of magazine
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:53 am 
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skeetsit wrote:
Thanks to responses shared, I came up with an alternate approach to loading the magazine. It has made my V3 walnut usable. Placing the shell on the carrier and stabilizing it there with light forward thumb pressure to shell base, then forming a fist to provide support to the thumb works quite well. The thumb end pad pressed firmly against side of index finger joint stabilizes thumb knuckle and protruding thumb tip. It provides ample support to allow a more forceful push of shell into magazine. Got through two rounds of skeet quite tolerably and excited to be back in action and enjoying the delights of V3.
:D


Great skeetsit!! Glad to see you found a "technique" that will allow you to enjoy what is otherwise an excellent gun. Personally don`t think that should have been necessary in the first place, but hey, glad it worked out! Matter of fact, I think I`ll try that with mine even though I haven`t had the difficulty to the same degree.



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