View Full Version : Brass sticking in my O/U Ruger 20 ga. shotgun

August 19, 2005, 04:23 PM
Whenever I fire cartridges that have fairly thin extended brass casing like Fioochi and Rio, the brass section expandes so much in the chamber that the gun's ejector cannot remove them from the bottom barrel of my 20 ga. Ruger Red Label shotgun, and they have to be removed with a pair of small mouth pliers.

My son's gun which is the same make and calibre, or my gun's top barrel does not have this problem. A close inspection has revealed that the problem cases measure approx. 1.5 thou of an inch more than normal. The easiest way of solving this problem would simply be not to use any such cartridges.

Unfortunately I have recently purchased a case of 500 of the Rio shots and would like to use them during the upcoming dove season.

How best can I solve this problem.

August 19, 2005, 06:35 PM
I would send it back to Ruger.

You can try polishing out the chamber in the bottom barrel and see if it helps.

T. O'Heir
August 19, 2005, 08:51 PM
No offense, but why buy a $1600 shotgun and use 50 cent ammo? Mind you, I suspect the extractor(not the ejector) may be damaged or has a bit of crud keeping it from working properly.