Actually, it cycles fine. I think the new Remington guns are pretty loose to begin with. Despite what it looks like I hit it with several really thin coats of paint so dimensionally it's probably fine. My AR I painted however lol... The stock is definitely harder to move, but I generally shoot squared up like I was taught back in the green gun club so I leave the stock short anyway.Good job, though I know from experience painting a Mossberg, you'll likely have to cycle the gun hard for a while till the paint over where the action bars/pump moves on the mag tube is worn away. A very, very light coat of brown or tan on the mag tube would prevent that, but it was a learning experience.