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Posted: 10/12/2003 9:56:52 PM EDT
I just purchased a loaded Springfield M1A. It worked well with Federal ammo, but I had some bad jams with the Portugese surplus. The last one was a failure to extract where the brass was stuck in the bore and I had to ram it out with a cleaning rod. Has anyone else had this problem?
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 3:48:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2003 4:06:55 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:12:44 AM EDT
BB493, is it a stainless steel barrel or a chromium molybdenum alloy barrel?
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 11:16:36 AM EDT
It's got the national match carbon barrel. I didn't know to make sure I had chrome when I bought it. I was mostly pissed off because I didn't have a cleaning rod with me when we took it to the canyon to shoot and I only got four rounds through it before the brass got jammed. Now I have two battle packs of surplus that I don't want to risk shooting in it. I'm just wondering if I keep shooting it if the chamber will loosen up a bit as part of the break in or if it was just becase there were problems with the surplus ammo.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 3:20:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2003 3:22:57 PM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:14:18 PM EDT
Not true! Firing 65,000 rounds over ten days ought to fix any roughnesses. Of course be ready to cool the barrel every thirty minutes. Lets see, 6500 a day. Say ten hours of shooting with a helper. That's 650 an hour. That's reasonable... you got money for that much ammo?
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 8:19:07 PM EDT
It's got the synthetic stock on it so there's no buttstock trap door to put it in. I had 7 different guns with me that day and pretty much had everything you could think of except the cleaning kit. As for the ammo, if it was .45 there wouldn't be a problem, I have a ton of that. I'm not so rich in the .308/ 7.62.

Doggonit, where in Jersey are you? I got my extra .45 while I was in NJ when Rays on Rt. 22 accidentally gave me an extra 1000 rounds of .45. I actually tried to turn it back in because I thought they would realize the mistake and bill me, but they said once it leaves the store, it's mine. $50 at the UPS store and it's now in Colorado.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 8:26:56 PM EDT
hmmm....I have a loaded M1A w/a stainless bbl and it will shoot Port just fine. I have 3 cases of it in the garage right now. My Rem 700 vs will shoot it, but you have to pound on the bolt to get it to open.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 5:30:03 AM EDT
I too have a "Loaded" with the stainless barrel.......it shoots the Port. ammo rather well.
HOWEVER - I do get an occassional problem round. Failures to eject are not uncommon (maybe 1 in 30 to 40 rounds) and even a few that failed to fire at all the 1st time.

making sure your chamber & gas system is cleaned regularly will help - but you have to expect a few of these bad rounds..........Shoot - they're 20 to 30 years old, build in 3rd World countries....you can't expect Rocket Science from them folks.

Link Posted: 10/16/2003 1:05:01 PM EDT
My standard has never had a failure of any kind with Port ammo in about 3,000 rounds and it shoots 1.5MOA with it.

In fact I have shot a lot of Hirt,SA,LC,RG and Federal factory and never had a single problem.

Since I have had the rifle I have had one failure to extract. It was with one of the three rounds of the Indian junk someone gave me.

I do have a friend that does sometimes have a failure to extract with RG in his NM rifle.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 10:40:16 PM EDT
My m1a Loaded has gone thru 600 rounds of port with no problems.
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