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Completely new to shotguns, just bought an M3K after doing a little research. I see that the shotgun must be "broken in", I went to the range yesterday and had a great time. I shot Remington Nitro 1300, 2 3/4, 1oz I think those were the specs.

I'm asking what should I use to break it in. Also, what slugs are recommended(rifled or not)?

Any additional info is well appreciated.
 

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Nice gun! Welcome to Shotgunworld! {hs#

I think that you'll find that "breaking in" varies somewhat from gun to gun. Tolerances are different on every gun. Some need a lot of breaking in and some need none at all other than ordinary loads. Just don't try to shoot "mouse" loads through the gun until you've put at least 500 to 1,000 normal loads down the barrel with little or no problems.

What I find is more important is to give the new gun a good cleaning with solvent and then lubricate it with gun oil. If you're going to take good care of your gun and be able to handle/solve minor issues if/when they arise, then you need to become familiar with how to remove the trigger assembly and bolt assembly, and then how to reinstall them. It's not difficult. It's likely included in the Owner's Manual. Even if it isn't, you can likely find out how to do it on You Tube. If you still can't figure it out, ask on here. Someone will likely have the answer.

Ammo selection is also important. Winchester Universal shells often give trouble in semi autos, but Winchester AA shells are at/near top of the line shells. I think that the best budget shells are probably Federal or Estate Super Sport Competition Target shells. These won't break the bank and work well in most guns.

Good luck and enjoy your new gun. Use the "Search" feature on this site to research issues you may have. There's LOTS of good info that has been posted before and is usually easily found. If you can't find something, just ask. :)
 
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Your 3000 should be fine if you didn't have a problem with 1 oz. Loads....if you do shoot some heavy loads ...do you go duck goose or turkey hunting ..great gun to shoot....lots of heavy through it...clays then will be no problems after those heavy loads
 

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Nice gun! Welcome to Shotgunworld! {hs#

I think that you'll find that "breaking in" varies somewhat from gun to gun. Tolerances are different on every gun. Some need a lot of breaking in and some need none at all other than ordinary loads. Just don't try to shoot "mouse" loads through the gun until you've put at least 500 to 1,000 normal loads down the barrel with little or no problems.

What I find is more important is to give the new gun a good cleaning with solvent and then lubricate it with gun oil. If you're going to take good care of your gun and be able to handle/solve minor issues if/when they arise, then you need to become familiar with how to remove the trigger assembly and bolt assembly, and then how to reinstall them. It's not difficult. It's likely included in the Owner's Manual. Even if it isn't, you can likely find out how to do it on You Tube. If you still can't figure it out, ask on here. Someone will likely have the answer.

Ammo selection is also important. Winchester Universal shells often give trouble in semi autos, but Winchester AA shells are at/near top of the line shells. I think that the best budget shells are probably Federal or Estate Super Sport Competition Target shells. These won't break the bank and work well in most guns.

Good luck and enjoy your new gun. Use the "Search" feature on this site to research issues you may have. There's LOTS of good info that has been posted before and is usually easily found. If you can't find something, just ask. :)
Great info, I might add a point on cleaning before use The first time. Essential. Stoegers come from the factory extremely dirty. Milling oil is still on them. CLEAN IT, Immediately, lube run 100 rounds of High Brass/1300 FPS or better for about 100 rounds. Then shoot and enjoy!
 
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