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    Wife won a shotgun. Have a question.

    So, one of the guys in her office was raffling off a few of his unfired firearms to help his daughter with some med bills. Well, wife got lucky, and won the MKA 1919 Match Pro 12GA with 3 mags. She's not a shotty fan, so I ended up with it. I was reading the instructions, and there are two gas rings: one for light loads and one for heavy loads. I know I'd need the heavy one for slugs and buckshot(both standard and magnum). Where I'm hitting Confucius is where to swap in the light ring. I grabbed some Winchester and Federal 7-1/2 shot to break it in(book says at least 100 rounds of that before switching to other loads). The Winchester is marked "Heavy Target", 1200FPS. The Federal is simply marked "Target and Skeet, 1200FPS". I tried Google, and can't find a definitive answer. The manual clearly warns using the wrong ring with the wrong load will damage both the gun and the shooter.

    So, semi guys, is there a "dope sheet" answer?
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    You could call the manufacturer.

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    If you start with the heavy load ring and the action does not fully cycle, switch to the light load ring. Shooting light loads with the heavy load ring will not damage anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbojama View Post
    If you start with the heavy load ring and the action does not fully cycle, switch to the light load ring. Shooting light loads with the heavy load ring will not damage anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbojama View Post
    If you start with the heavy load ring and the action does not fully cycle, switch to the light load ring. Shooting light loads with the heavy load ring will not damage anything.
    Agree. I'm thinking the worst thing that will happen is the light load simply won't cycle the action. Yes/no?
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    Can't help at all with the technicals, but congrats on the new shotgun. If a wife who isn't in to guns comes home with a shotgun, I'd be worried, but since she gave it to you, I guess you're safe!

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    I just want to say congrats.



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    Light ring is for shooting clays or as called trap shooting . They usually shoot 7/8th oz loads for everything in competitions and when just practicing all day shooting maybe 10 or more boxes at a time . If they shoot full loads usually 1-1/4th oz loads that can be hectic on your shoulders ! So follow directions for breakin , shoot heavy loads with the heavy ring only cause if you shoot heavy loads on the light ring it can cause damage to the gun . Break it in then change out the ring to the light ring and shoot a few boxes of light loads . You’ll be able to tell the difference for sure! This is the point tho . If your using it for security reasons use the heavy ring , same goes for hunting . If shooting clays/trap then switch to light ring and use light loads only !! That’s 7/8th loads or max 1-oz loads but no more ! If you want more info go to the shotgun forum and register and ask . Most these guys are trap shooters with hunters also . They know their stuff on shotguns !!

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    Congrats to you both.

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