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Browning Jam-o-matic

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Old 11-12-2007, 07:43 PM
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Browning Jam-o-matic

I have had this Browning Gold 3.5" for 3 years. I usually hunt waterfowl with it using Faststeel loads in 3.5 BB's. The first year it didn't jam much and worked pretty great. The second year things started to suck. I would get off two rounds and by the third round it would jam.

I cleaned it thorough including the gas ports in the barrel. Ive heard on automatics you don't want alot of oil. So I tried that, keeping it real clean. It would shoot 6-8 rounds great. Then Jam. Then my experienced duck hunter friend said no, you need to use Rem Oil and lots of it, because thats what he does. Same results. Only when its real cold the bolt is slow to cycle.

So I have this 900 dollar gun stripped apart in my closet completly cleaned. I have heard these particular guns are notorious for jamming. I would like to know if there is something else I could try that I didn't think of. I bought a new Ruger O&U stainless duck model. I just wouldn't feel right selling this gun to someone, in this condition.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:57 PM
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Light break free.....
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:07 PM
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I will give it a try.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:16 PM
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PM me for my address and I'll relieve you of the headache. I'll even pick up the shipping costs ;)
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:33 PM
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break free

I tried some Break Free CLP on the Browning yesterday afternoon. I fired 3/4 of a box of 2 3/4" and a handfull of 3" goose loads and didn't jam once. Looks good, I think I will take the Browning hunting next time I go. Thanks for the suggestion.

I found an article on 6mmbr.com comparing the different top lubricants on steel with a salt water exposure test. Corrosion Protection Products for Rifles, Shooting, Benchrest Competition, Varminting and Firearms Storage and was glad to see break free was also one of the top preformers. All the more reason to stay away from rem oil, I have been using in the past.

Last edited by Flybuster; 11-24-2007 at 02:53 PM. Reason: add info
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:30 AM
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Ive heard this alot I must have got a good one its been to Alberta twice duck blides here at home a few sporting clays coarses never once jamed I keep it cleaned up with Rem oil
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:59 PM
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I have had two of them. Never again.
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