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Old December 28, 2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Stoeger coachgun durability

I picked up a sweet little Stoeger SXS. Its now my favorite 12 gauge. Just wondering how these hold up over time, I've heard the firing pins tend to go and wondering if I should buy a set of them or if its overrate? Thanks all,
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Old December 29, 2010, 03:01 AM   #2
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A lot of SASS shooters use them and they shoot them a lot. I kinda doubt you'll wear out the firing pins with normal use.
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Old December 29, 2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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I used to own a Spanish O/U imported by Stoeger and had to make my own firing pins, because the originals were so soft, they mushroomed after several rounds of trap (50-75 shots).
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Old December 29, 2010, 01:00 PM   #4
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Is it possible to get an aftermarket harder firing pin?
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Old December 29, 2010, 01:17 PM   #5
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because the originals were so soft, they mushroomed
Makes you wonder how those bronze pins in 45-70 trap doors lasted for over 100 years.
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Old December 29, 2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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Obviously they MUST have been harder than the cheap $hit that was used for firing pins in my gun!
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Old December 29, 2010, 08:23 PM   #7
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My cousin shot (I believe) two of them loose. Some major part (welded bracket?) that holds them together so he switched to a different gun. I can't remember what he went to. I love mine. He was shooting in about 3 shoots each month on a pretty steady basis. He claims they don't hold up to heavy use. YMMV as has mine but I could only wish to shoot in 3 matches a month.
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Old December 30, 2010, 11:15 AM   #8
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My 12ga coach gun is tight after a few hundred rounds. That several years of shooting. It's mainly a bedside HD gun now days.
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Old December 30, 2010, 03:37 PM   #9
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I actually just got back to the range with my Stoeger and had some light primer strikes and no bang with remington ammo. No problem at all with my federal ammo, what gives?
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Old December 30, 2010, 04:39 PM   #10
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That often occurs with some rim fire guns and ammo too if the firing pin strikes are marginal or if the primed brass rims are troublesome. It particularly happens with rim fire revolvers if the mainspring could use adjustment or if the .22 brass doesn't match up well with the chambers.
I once even saw a troublesome budget Maverick shotgun that's made by Mossberg have a similar misfire problem with many different ammo's. That shottie happened to have a very tight chamber.
So even if the Remington ammo does have slightly harder primers, then stick with the ammo that works the best and is the most reliable. It could just be that batch of Remington shells but if Federal works, then do what they would do in Rome and shoot with that exclusively.

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