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Posted: 3/1/2006 8:58:56 AM EDT
Hi guys. I have a RRA factory rifle that has a hard time with tac reloads. Specifically, when the bolt is closed and I load a fresh mag, it is unusually difficult to get it to catch. This slows reloads down as I have to really hit the mag hard (and often more than once) to get the mag catch to engage. This same senario is true with various mags, so that's not the issue. What do you think--do i need to relieve some material from the mag catch?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:11:49 AM EDT
The standard answer:

Man up and push hard to lock it in!! (for use with properly loaded 30 rounders)


The follow up by someone who doesn't have a sense of humor and thinks the first replier is just being an idiot:

"Tac loads are easier when using standard magazines if you download to 29 or 28 rounds then the spring isn't as compressed and it's easier to load the fresh mag in since there's less spring resistance."

The next standard: You should buy the HK mags, you can fully load them and they're easier to seat in the magwell when fully loaded. Plus, they cost like 4 or 5 times as much as the USGI mags.

And don't forget:

Only wusses tac-reload. Shoot til dry, slap a new mag in and smack the bolt release. If Sam Stoner intended shooters to tac-reload all day long, he wouldn't have made the bolt release so damn easy to hit in sequence with loading in a fresh mag.



So, choose your favorite answer from the above, and just go with that.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:17:46 AM EDT
Offload your mags, fr00t!

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:25:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:27:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By chargedmr2:
Hi guys. I have a RRA factory rifle that has a hard time with tac reloads. Specifically, when the bolt is closed and I load a fresh mag, it is unusually difficult to get it to catch. This slows reloads down as I have to really hit the mag hard (and often more than once) to get the mag catch to engage. This same senario is true with various mags, so that's not the issue. What do you think--do i need to relieve some material from the mag catch?



Are you down loading your mags to 28? This is generally considered SOP for the HSLD crowd.


C4

www.GRTactical.com



What he meant to say:



AYDLYMT28? TIGCSOPFTHSLDC.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:10:52 AM EDT
First off...markm doesn't exist.

Second, I tried various mags with fewer rounds than 28.

Third, this isn't a problem with my other rifles or other rifles I have used--that's why I brought it up.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:20:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chargedmr2:
First off...markm doesn't exist.





Ok, Derek!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:27:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 12:57:59 PM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By chargedmr2:
First off...markm doesn't exist.

Second, I tried various mags with fewer rounds than 28.

Third, this isn't a problem with my other rifles or other rifles I have used--that's why I brought it up.



are any of them AR15's or is this RRA your first AR?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:43:03 AM EDT
They are all AR's...custom, RRA, Bushy.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:57:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chargedmr2:
They are all AR's...custom, RRA, Bushy.



Great... try either: swapping the mag catch from one of them with your RRA, then see if there's a difference.

or, just unscrew the mag catch by one revolution. If it's tightened more than the others you own are, it would effectively create more resistance via the mag catch due to increased spring compression in the first place.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:59:18 PM EDT
28 rounds.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:08:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By chargedmr2:
They are all AR's...custom, RRA, Bushy.



Great... try either: swapping the mag catch from one of them with your RRA, then see if there's a difference.

or, just unscrew the mag catch by one revolution. If it's tightened more than the others you own are, it would effectively create more resistance via the mag catch due to increased spring compression in the first place.



I'll give that a try...thanks for the advice.


28 rounds.


Read the entire thread...as stated the problem occurs with 28 and fewer rounds.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:09:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 1:11:53 PM EDT by IAMLEGEND]

Originally Posted By chargedmr2:

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By chargedmr2:
They are all AR's...custom, RRA, Bushy.



Great... try either: swapping the mag catch from one of them with your RRA, then see if there's a difference.

or, just unscrew the mag catch by one revolution. If it's tightened more than the others you own are, it would effectively create more resistance via the mag catch due to increased spring compression in the first place.



I'll give that a try...thanks for the advice.


28 rounds.


Read the entire thread...as stated the problem occurs with 28 and fewer rounds.



Oops! Sorry, I didn't see you follow up post.


Does it happen with completely empty mags?
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