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Posted: 1/1/2006 6:22:43 PM EDT
I was cleaning my AR today and was on the carrier and bolt. Looking at the bolt I noticed that one of the gas rings had a large piece missing. I pulled them and installed a one piece so the rifle is back up and running, but it only has about 1800 or 2000 rounds through it. Is this a symptom of another bad part like the carrier or the bolt itself? This is my main defensive carbine and its got me worried.

Polytech
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:25:37 PM EDT
Sometimes gas rings just break. It's unlikely that your bolt or bolt carrier was to blame.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:26:43 PM EDT
Most likely you just need a new set of 3 gas rings. These are an 'expendable' item that is designed to wear. I would just replace the rings and not worry. Charles the Gunsmith.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:32:11 PM EDT
I installed one of those one piece corkscew looking gas rings
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:38:44 PM EDT
I put in one of those one piece gas rings and it has performed flawlessly. I have only got maybe 1500 or so round out of it so far. But it has been reliable.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:13:46 PM EDT
I got rid of my Mcfarlands.... To much gas....I run the std. 3 pc. rings.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:37:56 PM EDT
Replace them with the 1 Piece McFarlaand gas ring
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:51:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
I got rid of my Mcfarlands.... To much gas....I run the std. 3 pc. rings.



What do you mean by this? How many rounds can you normall get out of the 3 ring setup? ...and the 1 piece?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:19:10 AM EDT
No definite round count... Just look at them when you clean your gun.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:42:39 AM EDT
So the 1 piece ring allowed too much gas to blow-by because of the violent nature of the carbine length gas system?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 7:23:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
I got rid of my Mcfarlands.... To much gas....I run the std. 3 pc. rings.



I got rid of my stock 3 pc rings in favor of the McFarland 1 pc ring. I love it.

I have a Wolff extra power extractor spring and a PRI Gas Buster CH. The setup works flawless
and I have yet to experience any issues at all.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 4:51:58 AM EDT
What is different about the PRI gas buster CH?
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