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Posted: 7/13/2003 9:19:22 AM EDT
My new AR ejects the all the brass really far behind me, is there a way to get them to drop closer? They are almost always hitting the deflector and are really marking it up, and I would just like them closer for me to pick up.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 9:31:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 9:40:33 AM EDT by IceMan_1]
Yes ck this site out!(http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/magazines/db-a2.asp) I also saw some plastic ones at the gun show yesterday for about $5.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 9:54:13 AM EDT
Take your ejecter spring and thread it on to a round tooth pick (teeth pick for those non-Michiganders) and file a turn or 2 off. Reinstall and try again. Repeat until you're satisfied or ruin spring. Buy a spare first.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 10:30:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 10:30:46 AM EDT by FMJunkie]
Aim 45 degrees to your left... [;D] Have you considered using a brass catcher?
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 11:25:27 AM EDT
Got any kids? They can have great fun catching them with a 5 gallon bucket. [:)]
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 11:36:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By IceMan_1: Yes ck this site out![url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/magazines/db-a2.asp[/url] I also saw some plastic ones at the gun show yesterday for about $5.
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Link Posted: 7/13/2003 11:38:32 AM EDT
shoot sitting down.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 12:15:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2003 12:21:50 PM EDT by D348]
Push a large leather glove through the carry handle and let most of the glove hang over the ejection port side. This is what I am doing for now. In the near future I am going to cut a few coils off the ejector spring. As per Armalite Tech note #34.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 12:19:43 PM EDT
The Hollyweird heros never seem to lose their brass. When you shoot a semi at a 90 degree angle to perpendicular (ejection port down) The hulls land on your feet. And sometimes the projectiles land on your toes. Mikke
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 12:30:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By D348: I am going to cut a few coils off the ejector spring.
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Somehow that doesn't sound very brilliant.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:04:07 PM EDT
Where the brass is ejecting is an issue of the weapons timing as well as an indication of a weak extractor spring. If replacing the spring does not work you may need to look at the gas port size in your weapon.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:14:15 PM EDT
Just got a Bushmaster brass deflector and tried it out at the range this week-end. Excellent.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:51:16 PM EDT
I cut 2 coils of the ejector spring. Now, instead of throwing brass 10ft at 5 o' clock, it throws it 4ft at between 1 and 2 o' clock.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 5:39:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By markm:
Originally Posted By D348: I am going to cut a few coils off the ejector spring.
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Somehow that doesn't sound very brilliant.
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Actualy it's genius. I've done it to more than one AR, some with fantastics results. My NM Colt can put them in a penut butter bucket at 3:00 about 6 feet from my right foot
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:01:26 PM EDT
As a left handed shooter, I've cut two coils off of the ejector spring. Most of my brass is now ejecting between the 1 & 2 o'clock positions. On my AR180B, which doesn't have a brass deflector I've done the same thing. I would cut one coil at a time..it may be a little time consuming..but it's better than cutting to much the first time unless you have a spare parts kit.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:05:30 PM EDT
Pinch it off a little behind the head...........
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:27:43 AM EDT
www.armalite.com has a wealth of information in its Tech Notes. One dealing with this subject is "TECHNICAL NOTE 34, ADJUSTING THE EJECTION PATTERN OF THE AR-10 RIFLE". The things discussed in this Tech Note apply also to the AR15/M16 family.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 12:25:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By markm:
Originally Posted By D348: I am going to cut a few coils off the ejector spring.
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Somehow that doesn't sound very brilliant.
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As per the brilliant Armalite tech note #34.
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