October 31, 2018 at 12:18pm
Had very slight window of opportunity and seized it,hit favorite oak-filled slough in Honey Island and only emerged with two fat tree rats(ole trusty Beretta Extrema acting up-think hammer spring weak)and she would only give me two shooting opportunities and I got both tree rats I was able to get shots at.Had gun professionally water-transfer dipped over year ago,going on two years and my gunsmith was checking her out and noticed some rusting near piston on trigger,said de original Berettas had some issues with dual-piston hammer mechanism and he will go over her(thank God this happened about two weeks prior to opening of duck season)!!!He showed me built-up powder residue in two distinct spots in barrel from 3 inch and 2.75 inch shells(rarely use 3.5's)and he went over barrel with wirebrush and will get barrel mirror-smooth and get trigger mechanism done as well!!At least I emerged with two tree rats,saw at least 6 and only got firing opportunities on the two I nailed(2.75 #5 lead knocks em dead)!!!