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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 9/21/2011 4:45:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 6:43:29 AM EDT by Zhukov]
My AR15 stopped chambering a new round after first shot was working no issues until last weekend at range. tried mag in other my other AR15 and no issues. It ejects the fired round and bolt goes home but no round any ideas?

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Link Posted: 9/21/2011 4:52:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2011 7:09:38 PM EDT by WI57]
ETA- I read too fast, I thought you meant you couldn't get the bolt to close on a round...

Probably a short stroking issue.
Link Posted: 9/21/2011 4:54:14 PM EDT
Do you have a magazine in it loaded with cartridges?
Link Posted: 9/21/2011 4:57:03 PM EDT
Short stroking for sure.

Did you change the ammo you were using before?

Link Posted: 9/21/2011 5:01:23 PM EDT
Sounds like short stroking. Will it chamber with the charging handle? If not break it down and look at the chamber bore closely.
Link Posted: 9/21/2011 5:51:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2011 5:51:53 PM EDT by therealcarbine15]
Short stroke. Did you accidentally install a rifle buffer spring in place of a carbine buffer spring?
Link Posted: 9/21/2011 7:53:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By therealcarbine15:
Short stroke. Did you accidentally install a rifle buffer spring in place of a carbine buffer spring?


Sounds like the above...Did you build it yourself?
Link Posted: 9/21/2011 7:56:38 PM EDT
Check gas rings on the bolt inside the bolt carrier. They will look like 3 little rings of shinny metal.

Before taking it apart a good test is pulling the bolt out as far as it will go and seeing if it will stay in place. Place it on a flat surface with the bolt facing down. The weight of the carrier should not let the carrier slide down.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 5:56:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LanceDeMarco:
My AR15 stopped chambering a new round after first shot was working no issues until last weekend at range. tried mag in other my other AR15 and no issues. It ejects the fired round and bolt goes home but no round any ideas?


Brand of ammo?
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 6:43:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 6:43:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 6:43:54 AM EDT by Zhukov]
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Link Posted: 9/22/2011 9:23:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 9:24:18 AM EDT by Dano523]
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 11:42:13 AM EDT
How old is the rifle, and has anything been changed as far as rifle components or ammo?

Description of rifle configuration (and pics if possible) may also be a help.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 12:40:57 PM EDT
Yes
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 12:41:49 PM EDT
no same spring
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 12:44:59 PM EDT
Yes and used the mag in another AR15 and it works
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 2:20:44 PM EDT
If your going to reply to particular questions used the quote button not the reply button. It will make it for us to correlate the answers to the questions.
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