I’ve been wanting one since before I got into Cowboy Shooting and I was able to get new one from a local Vermont Pard. It’s a Coyote Cap Special Edition from 2005, one of 200 made with a cast frame.
I fired about 6 smokeless STS shells in the back yard and it cycles fine as long as I’m firm with the lever. I guess I won’t need those 2-1/2″ shells I loaded up this weekend.
I tried it with 2-3/4 and 2-1/2″ reloaded BP STS hulls and I think it cycles more reliably with the 2-1/2″. No doubt a lot of it has to do with the fact that the LOP it too long for me to fully lever the shotgun without some serious concentration and shifting of the gun on my shoulder but the 2-1/2 seem to be a bit more forgiving. I’m going to load up more 2-1/2″ and bring them to the shoot on Sunday.
I guess it’s time to learn how to cut down the stock and put a recoil pad on it.