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Beretta A400 Running In Suggestions Please

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by arrybash, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. arrybash

    arrybash Engaging Member

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    Hi,

    Just bought a new Beretta A400 Xplor Light Semi-Auto

    My dealer advised me to break it in using 36 gms cartridges. I was going to use it on clays for the first time and the location I use has a maximum load of 28 gms cartridges. I have some 32 gms cartridges, but 36
    gms cartridges are not exactly an everday size.

    Is my dealer just being cautious?

    What would you advise?

    Can I get away with 32gm or even 28gm?

    Thanks for your guidance.

    Chris
     
  2. retromlc

    retromlc Well-Known Member

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    you need to break them in first so your dealer is right,
     
  3. sishyplops

    sishyplops Active Member

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    I did my maxus with 50x50grms in 5 minutes my shoulder is killing me:)
     
  4. matt5mith

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    Put 25 to 50 shells through it, 32g 7.5s or 8s. That'll do it, then use 28g after that, itll free up the action well enough. Go any lighter than that and the gun may fail to cycle
     
  5. ojs

    ojs Posting Addict

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    Dont worry about going to mad with the big cartridges. Beretta tend to be pretty good a setting up their semi autos to function right from day one, regardless of cartridge. 1 box of 32's will be plenty to get it all moving.
    See quite a few a400s at the local club and most have only ever seen 24-28g cartridges.
     
  6. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    I would say anything 30 grm and over should be plenty.

    I got a 3.5" maxus last year and they are a bit more heavily sprung than berettas especially in magnum, anyway I firstly stripped the factory grease out of the action as it doesn't help.

    A beretta semi should shoot clay shells after its intial run in as they are renowned for shooting just about any shell.

    Im currently shooting high velocity 29 grm number 6 hull cartridges though mine now, and it very rarely fails, and if it does Its just a matter of pulling out the spent shell with your fingers, its really no big deal, but a semi only does that when its starting to get dirty inside, just clean them after every use and it should cycle just about anything.
     

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