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Posted: 5/26/2001 5:41:38 AM EDT
Just wondering. First time I took my new AR to the range I was getting JAMS (short stroking) about once every 10 rounds. Range guy kept putting CLP on the bolt and carrier key hole. CLP is his answer to anything guns but it seems to work. Second time out I got maybe 1 short stroke per 50 rounds. Now after about 500 rounds she's running fine, no more jams, so I'm thinking 500 rounds or so is needed. Bolt seems to slide into carrier a little easier now also.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 5:55:27 AM EDT
Olympic Arms??? LOL
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 6:14:03 AM EDT
I had a similar experience with my Bushy. I was really mad! The one I had in the Army never hung up but I spend my $800 and it was a jamamatic. It's ok now, but I did a lot of things at the same time so I don't know what fixed it. I rebuilt all my mags with new springs and green followers (personally, I think that was the key), I went to Tetra lube products, I aligned the gas rings (I have come to believe that solution is overrated), and I cleaned and opened up the drain hole which was pretty clogged with lock-tite! I have not had a malfunction for a while, but once a gun does that to you, it's kinda hard to get it off your mind!
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 3:45:30 PM EDT
Good Mags, good ammo. No problemos
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 5:04:40 PM EDT
My Colt 6920(M4) upper ran like a charm right out of the box. After a measley 500 rounds it is yet to miss a lick.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 7:36:09 PM EDT
It seems to me that some guns don't seem to need any breaking in at all, but in general two hundred rounds or so seems to be the consencus. I had trouble with one of my Bushmasters in the first hundred rounds, but never had any trouble after that even in sub zero conditions.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:00:33 PM EDT
My Colt Match target ran fine consistently, even through 3 brand new uppers. radioman
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:03:08 PM EDT
As long as it takes to pound out a case of ammo.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:08:12 PM EDT
I aligned the gas rings (I have come to believe that solution is overrated), and I cleaned and opened up the drain hole which was pretty clogged with lock-tite! I have not had a malfunction for a while, but once a gun does that to you, it's kinda hard to get it off your mind!
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Explain more about this aligning of the gas rings. Thanks!
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 12:42:48 AM EDT
When I bought my Bushmaster I had a jam-o-Matic. After 500 rounds she was fine. I also got some new mags. I am not sure if it was the mags or the 500 rounds but she has not missed a beat since then. Six
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 7:24:09 AM EDT
Aligning the gas rings. Pull the bolt out of the bold carrier and there are three little gas rings around it, sort of like piston rings in an engine. They are designed to allow gas to blow through, but not so quickly that it will not fully cycle the bolt and carrier. The gaps in these rings should be evenly spaced at 120 degrees from one another. If they are lined up, then it offers a clear path for the gas to blow through and might not cycle the carrier. I always align mine, and every time I take it apart again, they are messed up -- even when the rifle has been working correctly. So I line them up properly every time I clean it then when I take it apart they are sometimes lined back up. One of the many exercises in futility in my life.
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