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Posted: 2/26/2007 8:12:01 PM EDT
I can't believe it. The Piston head of the piston broke off while I was firing today, and now the piston isn't long enough to bush the bolt back. This has been a retarded week.

I've never had a gas tube break...
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:14:41 PM EDT
popcorn: check

OST

this should be good.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:25:35 PM EDT
These things happen
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 6:33:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 6:36:30 AM EDT
So did you contact POF?
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 6:40:57 AM EDT
Pistons blow
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 6:45:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
popcorn: check

OST

this should be good.


+1

to the OP, how many total rounds downrange?

what kind of ammo?


And last, Have you contacted POF yet?
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 7:11:57 AM EDT
shitstorm spotted on the weather map.

Link Posted: 2/27/2007 7:17:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
These things happen


Damned right they do.  But I suspect this is all made up because everyone knows that the piston design will run forever!!
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 7:21:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 7:25:16 AM EDT
Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 7:36:00 AM EDT
I saw a broken Ares at a gun shop two weeks ago. I am not sold on the benefits of the piston yet.  The Future Weapons demo of the HK was nice, but I'll probably never have a full auto anyway.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 7:58:26 AM EDT
Ive always thought that the pushrod seemed like the weak link in the system but this is the first time ive heard it happening. Never had a problem with mine but they do sell replacements, that is if nothing else went wrong to cause the break.

Please more info and pics.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:27:55 AM EDT

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?



Of course I did, do think I'm a fucking retard or something? I think I understood your question the first time you typed it. POF is replacing the part, obviously. Here are pics. The round part of the piston op rod broke off while firing, causing the weapon to short stroke. The round disc on the end of the op rod is nowhere to be found. Round count on the upper is 3200 rounds, mostly Wolf 62 gr or Wolf 55 gr. Typical plinking ammo.

Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:33:48 AM EDT
Just one correction. It wasn't the piston that broke. It was the push rod.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:35:28 AM EDT

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?

Have you contacted POF yet?




Of course I did, do think I'm a fucking retard or something


Thats funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry your gun broke . My gas tube is blue but it aint broke.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:36:29 AM EDT
Or it's called an Op rod. Tomato Tomaaaaato.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:37:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TFtim:

Of course I did, do think I'm a fucking retard or something?


Don't mind TopCrest.  He's a sympathizer to the EVIL manufacturors!

I don't think anyone here doubts that POF will make it right.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:42:56 AM EDT
Looks like a taper design would work better , instead of the sharp transistion to the smaller rod ???? Beuller ????
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:43:57 AM EDT
Anyway, the point of this thread was to let you guys see a major malfunction that ocurred with my POF upper's piston system. I was very surprised by this part busting.
         I am boxing up the part after I post this, I have already been assured by CHris at POF that I'll be getting a new push rod shortly, and everybody is happy. This incident is the first time I've heard of a problem of this type with the POF upper, that is why I posted up here.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:49:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 11:51:28 AM EDT by TFtim]



A reference of what the push rod should look like and what mine looks like now. Got to get back to work now, talk ya'll in a few.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:25:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KIDGLOCK:
Looks like a taper design would work better , instead of the sharp transistion to the smaller rod ???? Beuller ????


I didn't sleep at a holiday inn express last night, but that makes sense.



BTW, 3200 rounds of wolf ain't sheeit.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 1:46:23 PM EDT
Yeah man, this upper eats wolf and doesn't miss a beat, usually.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 1:55:00 PM EDT
Contact POF.

www.pof.gov.pk/
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 2:24:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hemi-Cuda:
Pistons blow



I vote for the low restriction mufflers!


'68 -383 CID w/S package Fastback, midnight blue W/ white interior, took delievery 10-5-67, oh to be young again.  
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 2:55:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 2:55:49 PM EDT by Hemi-Cuda]

Originally Posted By 308Sako:

Originally Posted By Hemi-Cuda:
Pistons blow



I vote for the low restriction mufflers!


'68 -383 CID w/S package Fastback, midnight blue W/ white interior, took delievery 10-5-67, oh to be young again.  


My user name always attracts the best of the best.

Move to Florida, we have no inspections!

ETA: Did I mention pistons suck?
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