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Posted: 2/5/2006 10:31:52 AM EDT
firing new build at the range yesterday and noticed on the brass that it was dented slightly in the midddle of the case....is this normal????
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:39:06 AM EDT
It is hitting the brass deflector on the way out of the weapon. You can trim 1 or 2 coils off of the ejector spring should alleviate this.
RFG
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:46:16 AM EDT
if im am not going to reload the brass. can I just leave it the way it is????
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:25:58 PM EDT
Post a photo if you can.

If the brass is tagging the deflector, it's kind of normal.

If the brass is hitting the back of the ejection port, this is not normal, and the recever extension is not screwed all the way in to prevent the back of the bolt from going past the rear of the ejection port (read bolt face should stop about 1/8" to 1/4" in front of the ejection port with the charging handle pulled all the way back).
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 3:07:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 3:09:56 PM EDT by BURN]
it is hiting right where the ejection port and brass deflector meet...another guy at the range had an out of box bushmaster his was doing the exact same thing except his brass was dented even more than mine

if you were to stand the brass right up (primer on table top)it would look as if you were carving a minus sign right near the middle
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 11:22:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 11:23:34 AM EDT by theshootersden]
Dented brass is what you want to see, and that's a good thing... It shows you that everything is working properly... With that said, you will not have failure to extract or dropped extraction issues...

I don't recommend tampering with the extractor or ejector springs, that will only lead to problems...
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