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can a gun start malfuctioning due to cold weather

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lovethesport, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. lovethesport

    lovethesport Member

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    beretta 682 using kent factory ammo----

    yesterday it was appx minus 5 and with a wind chill it felt like minus 10---while shooting a round of skeet the gun was working fine till station 6 and then would not reset for the second shot on the odd occasion---

    gun went back in the car and in the next round same thing it is functioning fine till about 5 and then stops reseting for the second shot---

    it would fire if you manually select the other barrel---

    does cold weather effect gun performance---or could it be something else--
     
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Pull the trigger and clean.
     
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    Might the grease inside the trigger mech got so stiff from the cold it was not allowing the action to work properly. Just a thought.
     
  4. HSLDS

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    Lubricants will thicken in cold weather.

    Many triggers are designed to be left un-lubed (think rifle), if not, only the smallest amont of a very light lube should be used.
     
  5. birdogs

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    An educated guess - the gun has an enertia trigger. The mechanism is apparently freezing, probably due to dirt or some sort of lubricant which cannot take the extreme cold. Clean and blow out the inertia mechanisn and re-lube with a proper product. NOT TOO MUCH and blow it out after lubrication.
     
  6. wayneo

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    I have seen with skeet being a little slow and fingers getting cold even with gloves on, a few guys don't let off the trigger enough for the second barrel to set?

    Wayne
     
  7. Stl Flyn

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    Wayne has what I beleive it is. Had a shooter doing this even in summer. Although not likely, it could have something to do with recoil not being enough to set the trigger. Being that cold if the wad is not sealing against the bore it may be loosing some push or recoil. Does it sound like you are shooting a pellet gun? Jon
     
  8. gun fitter

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    Yes Clean the mechanism thoroughly with mineral spirits and use a light oil Rem Oil or break free seem to work in cold weather. Grease Is a no no.
     
  9. lovethesport

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    i had put some xtra t lube--it is a very liquid grese--will remove it and put it in mineral spirits---thanks

    the gun had no issue in warm weather--it could be frozen fingers aswell---
     
  10. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Also, the 682 is known to do this in warm weather if the first round is light enough. Some folks have a mechanical trigger installed. My Browning has done it twice in 16 years, about 14 years apart (just this fall). Good luck.
     
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