RPK feeding problems
Took out my new AES-10B this weekend and had all kinds of feeding issues. I checked over the parts, welds and function of the rifle before I left and they looked just fine. Used Remington, Wolf, and Tiger ammo. Rifle looked well oiled.
However, when firing the rifle:
MOST OF THE TIME:
Fired - ejected the round - cocked to fire - bolt closed all the way - but did not load a new round - then I had to pull the bolt (literally) all the way back so when I let it go it would even chamber another round.
SOME OF THE TIME
Fired - did NOT eject spent round - so I manually pulled back on bolt and ejected the spent round - then had to pull the bolt (literally) all the way back so when I let it go it would even chamber another round.
LESS THAN SOME OF THE TIME
Fired - ejected round - but new round did not load properly and bullet tip would be half way into the barrel.
I tried a variety of mags., all Romanian, I think. Forgot to bring my Polytech mags. to try. The stock 40 rounders the RPK came with are crap. On one of them the spring is stuck 3 inches in and I hadn't even loaded it. The rifle fired a "single" round just fine when hand loaded. On rare occasions the bolt didn't close all the way and had about a 1" gap from being flush. Only for about 1 mag. worth of ammo did the rifle function (almost) flawlessley but, interestingly, it appeared to work fine on the last 2-3 bullets in almost every mag. I used (2o rnds. max per mag.). The mags. lock into the mag. well good enough, but it does have some wobble back and forth. Does this sound like a mag. issue?
Thanks for any info. you guys have for me.