Stainless Ljutic not ejecting Federal Top Gun shells.The gun has the hooded chamber.Is there a simple cure? Thought about trading for it but I don't want to have to use a weight to get the empties out for half the shots.
My Ljutic always kicks out Estates and Top Guns but cheap Winchesters stick and sometimes New Gun Clubs (reloaded Gun Clubs don't). AA's and STS's work fine. I use Estates and never have an issue. I agree with the person that said to never hone out the chamber because they will stick worse.
A new Ljutic I looked at had a tremendously oversized chamber. The fired hulls had to be knocked out, and would not go in the carrier of a Mec 9000. There is no excuse for letting a gun that far out of spec get off the line.
Shooting Coach is correct. The chamber is a little to big, and that is what causes the problem. I know this sounds counter intuitive, but it is true. When fired in a large chamber, a brass head will expand and then contract back to nearly its original size. A steel head will expand but not spring back to a smaller size.
Chambers cut with a new reamer are the largest. As the reamer wears, the chambers get smaller. Finally, the reamer is too small and is tossed out.
charger- If you hone the chamber, the problem will get worse. My K-80 has a slightly over sized chamber. It will not shoot most discount shells without the hulls sticking in the chamber. It will shoot Estates and Federal Top Gun and all of the premium shells. I have solved this problem by only shooting shells my gun will eject.
Interesting, I have a Kolar that will fire anything you feed it. My Seitz on the other hand is extreemly selective! It will not eject Kemans and has recently started to dislike my reloads. Have seen other Seitz guns with the same afflictions,Suggestions? Jake
I have owned 8 Lguns (among just about every gun) in my life. Some had the problem others did not.....no matter if the shell used brass or steel. For those that did, I found if I used 0000 steal wool and lightly "polished" just the area where the "brass" seated AND _did not_ put any type of lubricant in that area, the problem ceased to exist. As a matter of maintenance, I repeated the "polishing" every 1000+ rounds.
I also believe that everytime you shoot a shell a little "build up" of the brass or steel is left in that area (why not.....there is friction there). My "maintenance polishing" is nothing more than removing the build up.
Bluzman................I shot a Ljutic for many years and did the same maintenance program. 0000 wool on a shaft and the DEWALT 18 and it was good for 4 to 5 box's of shells. Do know of a ljutic owner who did have his barrel sleeved and it ended the problem........RUN'EM.........
I have had the same problems with Rio's and Fiocchi- Cure is to stop shooting the cheap throw away hulls and stick with STS or AA. I have not had any problems with Estates or Gun clubs so far. If I try to shoot Rio's I had better bring the stick to the line with me.
I fought the same problem with the better 1/2s monogun. Before every 100 rounds, I use a brass chamber brush. I spin it around a couple of times & the wipe a little lube in the chamber. That ended the sticking problem.