so I have a mossberg 500 cruiser and the way it came it can only hold 2 rounds in the mag tube. I disassembled the gun and took out the wooden rod inside the magazine tube and now it seems that the tube can hold more rounds (I think its supposed to hold 5). so my question is do I need this wooden rod? I'm assuming it was only there to prevent more shells from being loaded (otherwise they would have made it out of metal??). anyway I don’t have any rounds to load it with right now and can't make it to the range so if anybody knows anything about the mossberg 500 let me know if I can throw out that wooden stick. Here’s a picture of what I mean. I have a cruiser not this model but it’s identical except for it has a shorter barrel and pistol grip. its the wooden stick with the 2 black o-rings on it just above and in front of the mag tube. Cliffs: can I throw out that wooden stick shown in the pic?