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Took my new ultra slug deluxe to the range today. Shooting hornady SSTs. Take my first shot, break the action, and nothing comes out! The shell is jammed in the chamber. Anyone else have this problem? Off to try and ram it out now....
 

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Just got the shell out. Tried a spent slug shell that was fired from a different gun and it won't fit in the HR either. Brass on both shells calipers the same size. Ejector makes a strong click when the gun is opened and ejector spring seems very strong. What gives!?! Problem with chamber?
 

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I had it happen to my h&r in .22 hornet. Took a .243 bore brush in a drill to the chamber. Then oiled ejector with seafoam and also chamber. Hasn't done it since.
 

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All cases expand upon firing and I believe you have a tight chamber since it ejects a factory unfired round with no problems. Scub the chamber and try again. Also try a different brand of ammo, may be the trick.
 

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Good info all. I'm a machinist so I have the means to deburr and polish the chamber. Possibly a burr or tooling marks. Anyone know what the correct diameter of the chamber should be?
 

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Also I scrubbed it will this afternoon as I always do, and neither spent shell will fit. Goes in about halfway onto the brass n then gets stiff.
 

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it sounds like it has a tight chamber.
I would take it to a gunsmith to have it checked & reamed if needed.
 

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Deuce280 said:
Anyone know what the correct diameter of the chamber should be?
The top drawing is the cartridge specs, the lower the chamber specs. (PDF format).
SAAMI 12ga

I recently fixed up a old Savage 94 .410 with the same problem AFTER replacing the extractor some hack messed it up!

Before all else you need to determine if the brass or plastic hull is what's hanging up. Separate (cut) the brass from the hull then try chambering the brass only.

Do that first then we'll go from there.

Bill
 

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Sending it back is an option. Such a hassle though. I work with a guy who is also a gunsmith. He said he could polish out the chamber in no time flat for a couple bucks. Cheaper than shipping. Plus I trust a fellow machinist more than I do the guys who screwed it up in the first place. Apparantly not much quality control at H&R!!
 

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You can try this take the barrel off tap the roll pin toward the front of the barrel out.Be careful there is a spring behind it only tap it out far enough to get the spring out.If the spring didn't come out pull it out.Drop a bb, steel bb for a bb gun in the hole put the spring back and the roll pin.Sometimes it doesn't take much of an increase in spring tension for them to work.
 

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Sending it back to H&R would be the last option.Mine been back twice for missfires they didn't fix it, still missfires or now it will missfire then pierce the primer the next shot.Mine would not eject with some shells the bb seems to have fixed that.
 

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Its not the spring. Its plenty strong. The spent shell I rammed out won't even go go back in the chamber without forcing it. Tooling marks in the rear of the chamber are the culprit!
 
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