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Posted: 6/15/2009 6:14:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:15:26 AM EST by ginoe]
after shooting about 50rds of WOLF .223 ammo i get a FTE. i manage to POGO & separate the upper. after lubricating with gun cleaner & oil overnight, i've already bent my aluminum cleaning rod trying to poke the shell from the muzzle end. the search is on for a steel rod...

notice the spent shell stuck in the chamber
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/ginoe/guns/pogo.jpg
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:03:23 AM EST
Don't poke it..... Javelin it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:16:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 7:17:47 AM EST by StealthyBlagga]
Use a standard GI cleaning rod. Don't pound on it with a hammer - instead hold the barrel vertical, muzzle up and drop the rod under gravity (avoids the risk of bending the rod).

This is a common problem with Wolf. You need to keep the chamber clean using a GI chamber brush (will come with the GI kit you have to buy anyway - see above). I run Wolf in close-range 3-gun hoser stages, but I am scrupulous about cleaning the chamber and letting the barrel cool thoroughly before each stage.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:18:21 AM EST
Which extractor spring are you using?

When was the last time you cleaned the chamber and how did you clean it?

BSW
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:22:41 PM EST
lol, funny cats at the gun shop have tons of common sense 'wha-cha shootin an american rifle with russian ammo for? get a russian gun & shoot that crap ammo with it...'

i picked up a brass cleaning rod which was much stiffer (thats what she said...) and managed to bang out the stuck shell.

i took apart the BCG & cleaned it, no apparent damage to the extractor. i loaded a mag of snapcaps & they all pop out when i pull the charging handle.

all is well (until next time)

red coloration by the firing pin is some crap on the WOLF ammo primer area
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/ginoe/guns/out.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/ginoe/guns/b_c_g800x600.jpg
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:26:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 5:28:12 PM EST by lamarbrog]
That's sealant.... M855 has it, too.

Ignore the goons at the gun shop... If you clean your rifle properly, Russian ammunition works excellently. I've never had a failure with any Russian manufactured .223Rem. I have had American made ammunition (with a smaller sample size) have a primer installed backwards.



PS: Your bolt looks extremely dry ... You need to be running it wet.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:32:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By lamarbrog:
That's sealant.... M855 has it, too.

Ignore the goons at the gun shop... If you clean your rifle properly, Russian ammunition works excellently. I've never had a failure with any Russian manufactured .223Rem. I have had American made ammunition (with a smaller sample size) have a primer installed backwards.



PS: Your bolt looks extremely dry ... You need to be running it wet.


+1 on the dry rifle. BSW
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:44:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:47:17 PM EST by ginoe]
lol, those guys at the gunshop are entertaining at the least

thanks all for the tips
i should have mentioned, the BCG pic was taken (iphone) when dirty but when cleaned & assembled i use a drop of lubricant on 4 areas (2 shown red)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/ginoe/guns/boltCarrier.jpg
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