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Old 02-05-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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I have a pretty new ar10, I've ran a few hundred rounds through it and haven't had any real issues, a occasional fte, I took it apart cleaned it and then took it to the range, and out of 20 rd I couldn't get it to cycle, it would extract the brass but not eject it then feed a live round under it, so I figured it was the ammo, so I cleaned it again and tried today with a different ammo and still same issue, the ejector is nice and tight and the extractor works only if I load one round at a time, I'm using a newer (maybe 150rda) 25rd pmag that has always worked before, this is driving me crazy and the manufacturer just says to clean it better
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Your post is a little confusing. At first it says, "...it would extract the brass but not eject it...", but then a little later, "...the extractor works only if I load one round at a time."

Is it extraction or ejection that you think is giving you the problem?

You don't say if you're using factory ammo or hand loads; if they're hand loads I'd try some factory ammo.
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:40 PM   #3
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Sorry, if I put single rounds in it will extract and eject them, but if I use a magazine with more then one round it will jam, and I have tried aguila and federal ammo, before I used federal bulk and it performed flawless
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Have you tried different mags?
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:26 PM   #5
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Not yet, I only have the one mag, and I find it hard to believe it could go bad that fast, but I will get another one and try that, and also clean this one
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Ok so after I got off work, I cleaned the bcg really really well, I completely disassembled it, sprayed it down with brake kleen and brushed it, then oiled it up really really well, and it already feels better just charging it with the handle, I thought I had cleaned it and oiled it well enough, but I guess I was wrong, I'm gonna get a new mag tomorrow and hopefully hit the range
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:07 PM   #7
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I can't conceive of having only one magazine for any of my guns including the Chinese ones- but maybe that's experience talking- battlefield experience- if your weapon goes south under fire the first thing you do is open the action, lock the bolt to the rear, change mags and run the bolt forward-that's your I/a
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I agree, but this isn't my primary weapon, I have a ar15 with multiple mags, and well as others, this was just gonna be for hunting, so I haven't had the need to buy more mags, just been saving for a scope
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when u see me out in the bush I look much the same as I did in nam I wouldn't trust the mouse gun calibers for anything- m14, or m1a, 5 20 round mags in 2 pouches, one in the gun , 2 canteens, and a good knife- the rest is in big alice or the buttpack- reason being is where I live the animules can and do get downright nasty- well, there ain't much that can stand up to 180 grain slug out of an m14,
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I agree, but this isn't my primary weapon, I have a ar15 with multiple mags, and well as others, this was just gonna be for hunting, so I haven't had the need to buy more mags, just been saving for a scope
I would buy more mags b4 getting a scope-and I wouldn';t use an ar10 for hunting- there are better lighter choices
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Something to watch when cleaning the bolt. Before you re-insert it into the BCG make sure the gas rings are properly spaced, and don't have all the splits lined up, that can cause short stroking.
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when u see me out in the bush I look much the same as I did in nam I wouldn't trust the mouse gun calibers for anything- m14, or m1a, 5 20 round mags in 2 pouches, one in the gun , 2 canteens, and a good knife- the rest is in big alice or the buttpack- reason being is where I live the animules can and do get downright nasty- well, there ain't much that can stand up to 180 grain slug out of an m14,
that's right, and where I live there isn't anything that can handle a 240gr hollow point from my 44mag haha
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Something to watch when cleaning the bolt. Before you re-insert it into the BCG make sure the gas rings are properly spaced, and don't have all the splits lined up, that can cause short stroking.
the gas ring on mine is a spiral it's continuous and I don't have to worry about that
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Is the extractor spring present? Is the extractor moving?
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Who is unfamiliar with the AR-10 extractor.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:09 PM   #15
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With only one magazine, unless you're REALLY familiar with the weapon, it's very difficult to determine if it's a gun or magazine issue.
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I would buy more mags b4 getting a scope-and I wouldn';t use an ar10 for hunting- there are better lighter choices
No argument on more mags as one can always get dropped and bent, etc, but why not use the AR10 for hunting? Isn't it a .7.62/.308? That caliber or one of my .270s are my primary hunting guns. Oh, I do have a 300 RUM I truly hate and a old Rem 740 in .30-06 but prefer the .308 or .270s.
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all i'm saying is it wouldn't be my first choice for hunting- I have other probably more reliable guns in my armoury- but it also depends if you stalk and spot or ambush hunt- and it's hard to beat the garand /14 platform for quick and easy strip and repairs if need be- I use one for my "camp " gun b/c they\re too heavy to tote
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At my age I'm reduced to ambush hunting and my bolts aren't all that heavy at 7 pound plus a Leopoldscope. May not be sporting but we love venison.

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Old 02-07-2017, 10:45 AM   #19
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I have to put up with BEARS= and not black bears- I never thought that a griz would dine on a black bear until last summer when I happened on one on the trail doing exactly that
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LMAO!

Down here all we have are black bears once in a while and they aren't very big. If I were 50 years younger and single I'd give Montana or Alaska a go. Enjoy it while you can.
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