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semi auto spring noise issue

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Hi all,

 

I have just bought a Winchester SX4 and noticed when I fire it sometimes I can hear the spring in the forend ringing after each shot. I get this is a common thing in semi-auto shotguns, but finding it quite distracting at the moment. 

Do any of you have any ideas to how this ringing noise can be reduced, a heavy grease on the spring perhaps (although that may harbour dirt)?

I am sure I will bet used to it, but wondering if any of you have any ideas.

 

Cheers

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Beretta A400’s have a metallic “ching” noise when cycling too. 

Benellis “thud”

Beretta 391’s go “boing’ 

and a Browning double auto is like firing a giant spring..

all autos make some sort of noise. 

You’ll get used to it.

 

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Try a long recoiling pogo stick, wabbitbosher describes the sound perfectly.  Only worry if parts start spring out.

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On 15/11/2017 at 08:27, cookoff013 said:

DO NOT USE GREASE IN THE STOCK RETURN SPRING. USE HIGH QUALITY LIGHT OIL !

its in capitals for a good reason. and i am shouting as i type.

 

I'd also add resist the urge to slather oil on the piston and mag tube etc. It'll burn/scorch carbon up the mag tube terribly and sand will stick to it

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On 15/11/2017 at 10:37, figgy said:

Fully synthetic engine oil is good to use on guns, it takes the heat and any gasses well. 

Absolutely agree ... I use motorcycle Synthetic oil myself.

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well, I decided to try a rubberised spray on the spring. Gave it 4 coats and now the spring doesn't vibrate against the mag tube, stopping the noise and it still cycles fine.

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