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Posted: 10/30/2004 12:30:48 PM EST
How long does it take to break in a brand new bolt/carrier assembly? I've got a new M16 bolt thats really tight. Just curious how long before I should get another one.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 12:55:05 PM EST
Bueller......bueller......bueller....

anybody? I took it apart and cleaned it and its much looser but still isnt like any of my ARs. Do I need to run 1000 rounds through it or what?
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 1:00:32 PM EST
What is this "Break In" you speak of???

Especially with AR's... either it works or it don't. If you think your carrier is out of spec, that's a different issue, though.

Uh, is this a match gun (ie. NM components)??
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 1:04:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By nationwide:
What is this "Break In" you speak of???

Especially with AR's... either it works or it don't. If you think your carrier is out of spec, that's a different issue, though.

Uh, is this a match gun (ie. NM components)??



Its match if by match you consider suppressive fire a sport.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 1:28:50 PM EST
what do you mean by tight?

if you don't have any problems that you can attribute to it, it works fine no matter how "tight" it feels.

Link Posted: 10/30/2004 1:31:49 PM EST
It shortstrokes occasionally. Its not ammo dependant, and it happens with whatever buffer and spring is used.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 3:08:40 PM EST
do you have a used bolt/ bolt carrier you can throw in there to see if it happens? does it feel like something is binding? short stroking sounds like a different problem, but i don't know about the regularity.

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