The plastic wad guide is probably not seated tightly or needs to be replaced! The easiest way to fix is to unscrew the spring loaded piece that is holding the was guide in place while holding the wad guide. The manual says to use an allan wrench and unscrew from the base, but the way I describe is 100 times easier. Bruce
Here's one thing you shouldn't do with a wad guide...
I had a couple of the 12 gauge in my hand while talking to someone on the phone. I stuck my pinkie into one the guides and then, like an idiot, tried to pull it out. OUCH! I had to cut the damn thing with side cutters to prevent further damage.
Damn good thing they make them out of RED plastic.
Now, where is that Chinese handcuff, anyway! ;-)
PS: You can "spin" the black metal sleeve around to get a visual on if all the fingers are there and not broken...
Lucky you didnt have to go to the hospital to have that cut off- lol
My father in law , when we were first married- was playing with a set of handcuffs I had from work and my youngest son( then 4 or 5) cuffed him-- of course I was deployed- no one bothered to look to make sure they knew where a key was
so kitchen chair and father in law took a trip to the local police station
I used Claybusters for about 5 - 6 years W/O any problem. Then Caybuster changed hands and I started having occassional bloooers
mthat I blamed on cocked wads (I use a PW 950 Elite)Then I bit the bullet and paid 50% more for Winchester wads and the problem disappeared. Have shot about 20,000 loads with Winchester wads and the blooper problem is history. I assumed Claybuster's quality went to pot with the new owners. Am currently using Downrange wads,because they are cheaper than Winchester W/O any problems.