June 23, 2002, 11:37 PM
I need a little help with a problem I'm having with two of my single bbl. shotguns. I have an Iver Johnson Champion 12 and a kassner knockoff of the Stevens model 94. I took the Stevens out for a casual shoot and at the time had some Winchester XX 2 and 3/4 no. 4 turkey loads. When I fired the Kassnar with this load it did not eject the shell and the shell seemed to have swelled in the chamber upon firing. I had the same result with the Iver with the same load. My question is am I using too powerfull a shell in these guns and could the same results be expected with buckshot in the magnum loads as well ? If this is the case , I'll revert to using non magnum loads for buckshot and turkey. Any insight will be greatly appreciated. The shotguns are in absolute mint condition and are very clean and I have a gut feeling it's the shotshells. Thanks for your help in advance!