Pay no attention to DeWayne's comments. He shoots a pump most of the time, unless of course he is using my customer's 1187. I have a sure cycle in my Browning Gold 10 and absolutely love it. The only time that my gun has failed to cycle is due to carbon build-up on the magazine tube as well as the gas vents. One thing about the sure cycle: keep hands and fingers away from the chamber when closing the bolt.
i agree with you DeWayne...my sbe has never let me down from small loads to large loads<img src="/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> a quick wipe down after each trip and you never have to worry!
Sure Cycle systems work well, however, like DeWayne indicated proper maintenance of your gun eliminates the need for it under most situations. But it's not the simple action and gas system cleaning that most people do, from time to time. It involves regular removal of the butt stock, cleaning and oiling (with the proper oil) the recoil system in the stock. Very few people do this and between rust and powder residue which finds it's way there, eventually it can slow down or even jam up the gun's action.
So, you have your choice, (1) You can clean the spring assembly regularly and properly. (2) You can replace the system with a stainless steel Sure Cycle system, or (3) You can ignore it and hope it doesn't screw up on you in the marsh or on an out of state hunting trip.
o.k...so the spring is stainless...right? what about the stopper on the end of it???? does it come with it?...if so, you should still clean it.....i take mine out and run a cleaning patch down the tube...as well as lube the outside of it...then replace the stock....not to hard to do....got an 1100 awhile ago that was never cleaned...the tube was rusted big time..and the amount of crap that came out of it was eye opening..never thought all that stuff could get in there....