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I bought a 12 gauge Xcel for target shooting last winter. It didn’t run well on 1 oz light loads, so I shot 2 flats of 1 1/8 through it as recommended in the manual. It ran ok all summer with 1 oz, but my hulls only ejected 2-3 feet. As soon as it got below 40 degrees here it started not ejecting or locking back with 1 oz. I called Cole Guns in Maine and they took the gun in under warranty. They deburred the action and adjusted the shell lifter. I got it back this week and shot it today. Ran 3 different 1 oz loads with no problems and ejected everything 6-8 feet! I am so pleased that my Blue Beast is running great. I got it to shoot light loads because of my shoulders and am thrilled it runs as it should in all seasons.
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Great news ...and happy to hear Cole took good care of you ... !!

( my shoulder and bicep continue to be a problem....so I am counting on my 28ga over under this year ...)...
 

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Jim,
I shoot a custom Beretta 20/28 over under as well. The Xcel is a pound lighter than my o/u target gun and with the Kick Off is an absolute joy to shoot. I’ve got issues with both shoulders and my right biceps as well and this gun allows me to continue to shoot. Can’t do 300 rounds in a day anymore, but just happy to be shooting.
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I get it...

I have a set of Browning XS Skeet model O/U's ...all made by Browning on their 20ga receiver, with 30" barrels...one in 20ga, a 28ga & a .410 ...that are right at 7.5 lbs so I can handle them pretty well...( and the 12ga, but its too heavy for me to handle at 8.5 lbs these days ...sadly ..)/ and a Benelli super sport semi auto in a 12ga ...30" barrel at 7.2 lbs ...but 1oz loads wear me out. I have the same gun in a 20ga, 28" barrel at around 6.5 lbs but my son has layed claim to it ...( it was way too whippy since its so short & light ...)... but I may want to pick another one up...or try one of the Beretta gas guns...

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Cataract surgery in 10 days...they say about 6 weeks everything will be fully healed...so when Spring comes I'll break out the shotguns again...
 

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Good luck with your surgery.
 
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