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HR Ultra Slug Not Ejecting Shells All the Time
Posted: 06 November 2012 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Has anyone had a problem with the HR ultra slug not ejecting spent shells?  Mine only will eject the shell about 1/4 of the time.  I couldn’t find many fixes on the interwebs.  I have a call in to a gunsmith but was wondering if anyone had a fix on here.  Thanks!

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Posted: 06 November 2012 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You don’t have much time to waste.  Better get to a gunsmith!!

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Posted: 06 November 2012 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Is your gun clean?  My browning will do the same thing if it isn’t clean. That’s my best guess.

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Posted: 06 November 2012 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Does yours not even pop the shell out to where you can grab it?  Mine won’t shoot the spent shell over my shoulder but it always pops out to where I can remove it.  Now misfiring is another story.  I’m using hornady sst slugs and it will misfire about once every 12 to 15 shots.  I think this a fairly common problem but I haven’t taken the time to get it fixed yet.  Hopefully that doesn’t come back to bite me in the rear this season grin

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Posted: 07 November 2012 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sometimes it shoots it out pretty good, sometimes it just comes out an 1/8”, and sometimes it is flush.  I found out a few fixes. 

It probably is not as clean as it should be.

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1. The ejector edge can be filed down and smoothed because they tend to have machining swirls.
2. Spraying the assembly down with break-free and blowing the ejector assembly out with air may help.
3. Taking the assembly apart and cleaning really good, metal chips from machining could be causing interference.
4. Changing to a heavier spring.
5. Making sure barrel area around shell is smooth and lubed, hornady’s fit tight.

I am going to go with a thorough break-free cleaning and light oil and try it. And break any burrs on the ejector.  I might file in a groove to get a small screwdriver to pop the shell out if it continues.

I love the HR because it is so damn accurate with the Hornady’s!  The single shot also keeps me focused on getting the best shot to harvest the deer as efficiently as possible.  I’m not a blaster like some “hunters”.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Maybe a little late, but make sure you’re breaking the barrel pretty hard.  Mine usually needs a little bit of force to pop the shell out.

Now the Hornady’s on the other hand… I had 3 not fire on me this weekend.  Not real happy about that.

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Posted: 04 December 2012 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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We just started shooting the Hornadys through our H&R USH this year.  With practice and sighting and my sons two dear we have about 25 through it with no misfires or ejection issues.  We were shooting light fields the previous two seasons and had no issues with them either…

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Posted: 02 January 2014 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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droopy - 19 November 2012 12:00 PM

Maybe a little late, but make sure you’re breaking the barrel pretty hard.  Mine usually needs a little bit of force to pop the shell out.

Same here.

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Posted: 24 November 2014 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I have shot an ultra for a very long time,still do,the only time I ever had any trouble with mine was when I used Lightfields not sure if that was specific to my gun or not,I was thinking it was because maybe their brass was a tad thicker?

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