collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: AR Question  (Read 1348 times)

Offline Eric M

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1446
  • Location: somewhere in time
AR Question
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:56:46 AM »
A friend of mine just went out and shot his new gun he "built" on a budget. He said it fired great for 10 rounds and then wouldn't shoot every other round after that. I suggested either a bad magazine or maybe it was dirty or needed lubed (I dont think it was dirty 1st time shooting it). My only AR type experience is from the military so those were usually the problems. Any other thoughts on this? I know there are some serious AR guys on here.

Offline Jolten

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2013
  • Posts: 611
  • Location: Yakima, WA
Re: AR Question
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 03:12:27 PM »
Had the same issue with my Grendel. If it's a brand new BCG it needs to be broken in. After about 200rounds it smoothed right out and haven't had any problems since.
The best equipment in the world is useless to the idiot who doesn't understand it.

Offline dreadi

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 236
  • Location: Tacoma
    • http://www.facebook.com/blackhammerarms
    • Black Hammer Arms
Re: AR Question
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
Are you/him sure that itís every other round?
BLACK HAMMER ARMS
1911 Pistolsmithing
Cerakote and Parkerize Firearm Refinishing
NEMO Arms Authorized Dealer
http://www.blackhammerarms.com
http://www.facebook.com/blackhammerarms

Offline CAMPMEAT

  • CAMPMEAT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 13354
  • Location: ARIZONA, A PLACE WHERE I DON'T WANT YOU LIVING !!
  • I love my gun rights in Arizona..
Re: AR Question
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 05:58:47 PM »
Mine did the same thing. It was dirty.
I couldn't care less about what anybody says..............

Offline Biggerhammer

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 5142
  • Location: Central Washington
  • Powder, primer, bullet JUNKIE.
Re: AR Question
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 05:59:12 PM »
More often than not. Itís one of four things.

Magazine
Buffer spring
Buffer weight
Gas flow. Gas port size/ gas port alignment.

Offline Eric M

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1446
  • Location: somewhere in time
Re: AR Question
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 06:26:47 PM »
Mine did the same thing. It was dirty.
It was the first time he shot it but that was my first thought.

Offline Eric M

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1446
  • Location: somewhere in time
Re: AR Question
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 06:27:40 PM »
Are you/him sure that itís every other round?
He said the first 10 rounds were fine then it was every other round.

Offline Eric M

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1446
  • Location: somewhere in time
Re: AR Question
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2019, 06:28:14 PM »
Had the same issue with my Grendel. If it's a brand new BCG it needs to be broken in. After about 200rounds it smoothed right out and haven't had any problems since.
Be nice if that's all it is.

Offline Eric M

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1446
  • Location: somewhere in time
Re: AR Question
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2019, 06:29:52 PM »
More often than not. Itís one of four things.

Magazine
Buffer spring
Buffer weight
Gas flow. Gas port size/ gas port alignment.
Thanks. I passed this along. He said the spring and magazine were new. Is the gas port problem a simple fix if that ends up being what it is?

Offline CAMPMEAT

  • CAMPMEAT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 13354
  • Location: ARIZONA, A PLACE WHERE I DON'T WANT YOU LIVING !!
  • I love my gun rights in Arizona..
Re: AR Question
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2019, 06:59:13 PM »
Mine did the same thing. It was dirty.
It was the first time he shot it but that was my first thought.



Mine was not cleaned when I first got it. I just shot it and it was full of crud. Brake cleanered it and oiled it and that was all it took.....
I couldn't care less about what anybody says..............

Offline Eric M

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1446
  • Location: somewhere in time
Re: AR Question
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2019, 12:34:21 AM »
Mine did the same thing. It was dirty.
It was the first time he shot it but that was my first thought.



Mine was not cleaned when I first got it. I just shot it and it was full of crud. Brake cleanered it and oiled it and that was all it took.....
Thanks he's going to bring it over and have me show him what little I know

Offline yorketransport

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 3077
  • Location: Yelm
  • I'm sorry, it's my fault I'll try harder next time
    • https://www.facebook.com/scapegoatenterprises/
    • Scapegoat Enterprises
Re: AR Question
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2019, 01:55:39 PM »
More often than not. Itís one of four things.

Magazine
Buffer spring
Buffer weight
Gas flow. Gas port size/ gas port alignment.

Look who's back! Should we start a count down until your next "vacation" :chuckle:

My suggestion was going to be either the buffer spring/weight or the gas system. They're pretty common issues with home built guns.
Scapegoat Enterprises Custom Shirts and Decals

Offline b23

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 2112
  • Location: Spokane Wa.
Re: AR Question
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2019, 02:38:53 PM »
More often than not. Itís one of four things.

Magazine
Buffer spring
Buffer weight
Gas flow. Gas port size/ gas port alignment.
Look who's back! Should we start a count down until your next "vacation" :chuckle:

Ohh now that's just mean. lol

I was going to ask if BH had to do some kind of community service or go to anger management classes as part of his road to recover program as NASCAR calls it.  ;)

Offline Biggerhammer

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 5142
  • Location: Central Washington
  • Powder, primer, bullet JUNKIE.
Re: AR Question
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2019, 05:56:10 PM »
More often than not. Itís one of four things.

Magazine
Buffer spring
Buffer weight
Gas flow. Gas port size/ gas port alignment.

Look who's back! Should we start a count down until your next "vacation" :chuckle:

My suggestion was going to be either the buffer spring/weight or the gas system. They're pretty common issues with home built guns.

This last one was lame and weak. Its todayís norm, twist the definition and suppress opinions contrary to the ďTwistedĒ definition. It's never been difficult to cipher who shoots and builds rifles and who doesnít. 👍
« Last Edit: May 12, 2019, 06:01:48 PM by Biggerhammer »

Offline CAMPMEAT

  • CAMPMEAT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 13354
  • Location: ARIZONA, A PLACE WHERE I DON'T WANT YOU LIVING !!
  • I love my gun rights in Arizona..
Re: AR Question
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2019, 06:25:08 PM »
Hammer, did you do anything or put a different trigger in the Grendel I got from you ?
I couldn't care less about what anybody says..............

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

2019, Pinks Reports by bigtex
[Today at 12:06:16 PM]


Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing? by JakeLand
[Today at 12:05:51 PM]


san juan island by Brushcrawler
[Today at 12:05:36 PM]


Solo canopy removal? by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 12:05:06 PM]


LF Someone to come hunt this weekend! by SilkOnTheDrySide
[Today at 11:57:52 AM]


Rubbed off by DOUBLELUNG
[Today at 11:46:55 AM]


Landlocked State Land by buckfvr
[Today at 11:39:59 AM]


LAKE CHELAN NORTH TIPS by kentrek
[Today at 11:36:24 AM]


Ever meet someone Famous out Fishing? by Whitenuckles
[Today at 11:31:40 AM]


Mt. View Unit by trophyhunt
[Today at 11:29:28 AM]


How long to leave an rv plugged into power? by Bill W
[Today at 11:27:31 AM]


FS Remington Model 788 308 Win PRICE DROP by Bill W
[Today at 11:26:48 AM]


#28 by pianoman9701
[Today at 11:25:34 AM]


Some bears from Southern Cascades by pianoman9701
[Today at 11:22:42 AM]


Deer and or elk babies by doubletall
[Today at 11:13:45 AM]


My first bear! by WaltAlpine
[Today at 10:50:13 AM]


Finally! by WaltAlpine
[Today at 10:48:11 AM]


When biologists stocked a deer-heavy Southeast Alaska island with wolves by buckfvr
[Today at 10:39:07 AM]


over under recomendations by jackson7
[Today at 10:17:20 AM]


Coming back... by Sabotloader
[Today at 09:47:51 AM]