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Old October 12, 2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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I bought a Benelli Vinci. This is my first autoloader. Do I need to do anything
to it before I shoot it the first time? Should I clean it, oil it, any suggestions?
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Old October 12, 2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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Field strip it, clean out the preservative oils/greases, relube per the owner's manual, go have fun
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Old October 12, 2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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RTFM

Read that fine manual.
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Old October 12, 2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Field strip it, clean out the preservative oils/greases, relube per the owner's manual, go have fun
This. And then take pictures and come back with first impressions.
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Old October 12, 2009, 10:41 AM   #5
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Definitely clean it before you shoot it.

I bought my mav 88 and was so excited, I went to the range right after and after about 20 shells it started jamming. I knew it was because I didnt clean it out before shooting it.

Went home, stripped, cleaned, and lubed it up and went to the range a few days later. Put 25 shells through it no problem, couldnt have shot any smoother.

Have fun with it!
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Old October 12, 2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your new Benelli, may it perform beyond your expectations.
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Do I need to do anything to it before I shoot it the first time?
As mentioned, just follow the manual and take plenty of ammo.
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Old October 12, 2009, 11:49 AM   #7
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You got good advice...

For what its worth on my Benelli Super Sport - I use Break Free on the receivers rails ( where the bolt assembly rides ) - and I use Break Free on all the bolt components. On the barrel to receiver connection - and on the choke tube threads in the barrel and on the chokes themselves, I use Break Free there as well.

I spray a "little bit" of light oil - Rig Oil, Rem Oil whatever you have on the Trigger Group springs.

Periodically, I run a patch with some solvent into the magazine / then lube it "lightly" with a little spray oil on a clean patch - and put it back together.

Congratulations on a nice gun / hope you have a lot of fun with it.
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Old October 12, 2009, 12:29 PM   #8
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did anyone notice that walmart is selling breakfree under a winchester label?
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