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Posted: 5/29/2001 1:15:37 PM EDT
Hey everyone how's it going? I'm new to the AR-15 world. I picked up a new Colt match target and the BX a few months ago. I'd like to do some things to it and have a few ideas but don't really know where to start. I noticed that all the M16's on base had chrome bolts the last time I shot and when I broke mine down I noticed that it didn't. Would this be something that I want to get. I heard someplace that it was one of the reasons for early jamming problems with this weapon. Secondly I'd like to get a muzzle brake put on it. The end of my barrel is somewhat smaller then the rest. Is this a government ploy to not allow me to do so? Thanks for the help... sucks being the FNG again.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 1:25:47 PM EDT
welcome to the world of ar-15 fun gunner! id spend some quality time with that new toy of yours first before adding something that you may or may not regret later on. these rifles are so much fun and so accurate that you might even forget about all the fancy schmancy add-ons. (dont let the boys here give you grief about buying a colt. [;)] i got two. they are the best made ar15s for me.) spend that quality time on the range with people who shoot and more importantly, people who shoot ar15s. learn from them. get tips from them. and above all, drink beer with them. welcome to the forum as well!
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 1:31:35 PM EDT
High! Welcome! Don't worry about being the new guy. We have all been there at one time or another. If you ahve any questions about any og the members on this site, feel free to e-mail me! Regarding your brake, a compotent g-smith can install about anything you want. It may be easier (and more cost effective) to just get a compklete upper, featuring the brake you want. While it is more $$$, in the long run, you can have a variatey of AR configurations for a fraction of the cost of buying seperate guns. About a chromed carrier- Peace River Arms makes one of the BEST IMO, with an increase in bearing surface, thus smoother cycling. They are AWESOME!! Anyway, welcome from me and all the members here. very glad to have you!! McUZI- On a campaign of "being posotive" in order to get my old screen name back
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 1:37:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2001 1:36:09 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Several problems led to troubles with the original M-16s. Part of the solution was a chrome lined chamber and bore. Some Colts, all Bushmaster (except the DCM) and some Armalites offer the milspec chrome lined chamber and bore. Most AR's offered for sale are chromoly or stainless steel and don't have the chrome lining. The military tried fulled chromed (inside and out), but it's my understanding you don't want one, it can lead to more troubles. From the old AR15 site:
The M16 was issued w/o proper training and inadequate cleaning supplies. Combined with the humid jungle of Southeast Asia, this caused problems and the rifle gained a bad reputation. Because tolerances were tighter than in previous military arms, the M16 had to be kept extremely clean. War correspondents filed reports where the M16 was jamming, and many were shown on the evening news. It was reported that our soldiers were being killed by a faulty rifle. This led to Congressional investigations which turned up two related problems. First, the cleaning issue. As training was provided, supplies issued, and some redesign, M16 performed more reliably. The second issue dealt with the use of ball propellants instead of IMR propellants. Remington had developed the 5.56mm round using one type of powder, but the specification was changed during military contract production to allow an alternate. This powder caused more fouling and increased the rate of fire.
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Link Posted: 5/29/2001 1:54:53 PM EDT
Thanks for the help guys.....
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 2:04:34 PM EDT
Welcome to the asylum! In all seriousness, the moderators do a good job of cat-herding on the the more exuberant members. You'll find news links, porno links, gun links, porn links, ammo links, porno links.....notice a pattern here? LOL. Don't be bashful, no one else is. Most of us senior members seriously need a life, and welcome questions. Enjoy! even if it is a Colt.............
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 2:15:31 PM EDT
Oh, yeah, I forgot.......... DON'T SHOOT A COLT!! That first shot will cost you $200. If you don't believe me, just check out the Colt forum. All those guys talk about is the value of their gun, if they should shoot it and how much value it would lose, this [blue]color label[/blue], that [red]color label[/red]..........
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 2:18:09 PM EDT
see gunner? what did i tell you? they're just jealous we have quality rifles.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 5:41:57 PM EDT
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