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 Post subject: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:02 am 
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Hunted in high wind in a pit in a sandy field.
Gusts over 40.
My gun kept getting slower and slower as it filled with sand and became a single shot.
Had another Beretta with and finished the hunt!
QUESTIONS? I need to clean the recoil spring. Is there any way to do it without removing it??? I’ve done it before and it is a giant PITA!
No need to comment on it being a Beretta, no SA would have kept running in those conditions.
It was so windy and blowing sand, I had to wear ski goggles!




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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:16 pm 
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Just as big of a PITA as I remembered..
Mission accomplished and ready for some goose wracking in the last 2 weeks of the season!


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:48 am 
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Your gun isin't properly lubricated. If your gun slowed down the sand was attaching itself to excess oil. Under the conditions you describe I would run it dry or lube sparingly.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:17 am 
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lt0026 wrote:
Your gun isin't properly lubricated. If your gun slowed down the sand was attaching itself to excess oil. Under the conditions you describe I would run it dry or lube sparingly.


It was! 40 MPH winds will blow sand everywhere in the action! I did not lube it at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:34 am 
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I am not sure that this pertains to the A400 action, but the most counter intuitive thing I learned from our guys that operate in 24/7 sandy conditions is that they have found that the guns run better with lots of lube. When they slow down they put more lube on them! This was relayed to me directly from the Program Executive Officer Soldier commander.

I know, I know. It makes no sense, but that is what they found with their maintenance on the weapons used over in the Sand Box. It is what his office recommended to all in theater units. Go figure!


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:45 pm 
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Not so when hunting with a civilian firearm. If you go full auto with an AR that's a different story. I carried guns of different sorts for 25 years in all kinds of weather. Ran them dry. Never had a malfunction.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:19 am 
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I'd probably just remove the spring for cleaning. Yes, it is a PITA, but I've gotten used to it. It sounds like it got really bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:52 am 
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blackandgold wrote:
I'd probably just remove the spring for cleaning. Yes, it is a PITA, but I've gotten used to it. It sounds like it got really bad.


I guess I haven’t taken it out enough times to make it easy.
I’m not going to practice doing it! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:30 pm 
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Dr Duk wrote:
blackandgold wrote:
I'd probably just remove the spring for cleaning. Yes, it is a PITA, but I've gotten used to it. It sounds like it got really bad.


I guess I haven’t taken it out enough times to make it easy.
I’m not going to practice doing it! :shock:


With 34 A400s I would have figured you'd done it once or twice. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
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blackandgold wrote:
Dr Duk wrote:
blackandgold wrote:
I'd probably just remove the spring for cleaning. Yes, it is a PITA, but I've gotten used to it. It sounds like it got really bad.


I guess I haven’t taken it out enough times to make it easy.
I’m not going to practice doing it! :shock:


With 34 A400s I would have figured you'd done it once or twice. :mrgreen:


Actually only have 11. :D
Have some 391 Xtremas that have spring in the stock.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta A-400 spring
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:51 pm 
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I feel like you are 23 A400s short then. Always time to buy more! :mrgreen:



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