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Old June 21st, 2018, 09:03 PM #11
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Nice, OP. Looks identical to a Weatherby SA459 TR, which also made in Turkey...
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Old June 22nd, 2018, 09:16 AM #12
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I am curious if the teflon tape will keep the external choke fastened on it.

I'm not in the habit of constantly checking firearm components for looseness while using them. This one proved to be the exception.

I web messaged TriStar's customer service department about it and some other thing, but still "crickets"...

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I would call them. I called them and they were pretty responsive on the phone. I did email them about each of my TriStars, but it took awhile to get a response. If you need the number and don't have it, I can find it for you.
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Old June 22nd, 2018, 06:57 PM #14
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I would call them. I called them and they were pretty responsive on the phone. I did email them about each of my TriStars, but it took awhile to get a response. If you need the number and don't have it, I can find it for you.
Thanks. I do have their number.

I am planning to hit the range this weekend (either rainy Saturday or sunny Sunday) and run up to 75 rounds of buckshot through it. I think that's as much as I will be able to tolerate (even with a PAST pad). Will report on how it performs regarding the external choke tube/fore-end nut and picatinny rail loosening... or not. Hopefully not.

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“MAY” be sending the Raptor back for work - undecided for now

I called TriStar customer service yesterday. They told me to send the shotgun back to them for the issues I still have with it:

1. The trigger group take down pin is EXTREMELY hard to punch out; to the point where I am almost fearful of damaging the receiver itself. I've been able to punch it out a couple of times but it takes great force to do so.
2. The forend magazine cap likes to work loose as well after firing several or more heavy loads through it.
3. The Picatinny rail loosened up as well, after the first range session with it. To my dismay when I took the rail mounting screws out; one of the holes in the top of the receiver was stripped.

The trigger group takedown pin bothers me the most. I can fix or address the rest of the issues myself. I really don’t want to continue punching the snot out of the take down pin. I don’t know why it’s so hard to punch out; I’ve seen others on YouTube punching it out with ease.

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Tell them to give you a RA and send it back. When I failed to send back a gun that I figured "would work out the bugs", I regretted it down the line.
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