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Old 06-19-2011, 05:46 AM   #11
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From the wear marks on the extractor it looks like the brass is possibly a little thick on the rim making the extractor pooch out just a scootch catching the chamber lug tightly. If you got calipers measure the rim on the suspect brass and compaire to loading manual specs.

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Well went to the range this morning and shot about 3 rounds the fourth round got stuck in the chamber so i tried to use a cleaning rod to push it out now its stuck what should i do shooting brass no steel only brass.
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It is my opinion you have an ammunition problem. Try some Federal, Winchester, Black Hills ammunition in it and see what it does. Or is it doing it will all brands of ammunition? Don't need but few rounds to check it out.
Also is this a factory built gun?
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I agree, try different ammo and of course make sure your chamber is clean. If that doesn't work it's time to contact RRA.

BTW, are you saying the cleaning rod is stuck too?
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I had the same problem with some reloads. I tried some different ammo (factory 5.56) and it works fine.
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Quentin,

I am still waiting on the answer to the factory rifle or upper question. Or parts gun question. If it is a parts gun it could have excessive head pace. Everyone thinks they can just exchange AR Bolt Carrier Assemblies with out any problems. 96% if the time that is true! But that leaves 4% that are not for example. Most of the time they can get by. But there are those other occasions. I just find it hard to believe it is a rifle problem if the rifle was built by RRA. And all of a sudden he is having this problem? And now awaiting the results of the ammunition testing as you stated with a perfectly clean chamber including in the Barrel Extension area.

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I am still waiting on the answer to the factory rifle or upper question. Or parts gun question. If it is a parts gun it could have excessive head space.
That's the 1st thing that came to my mind, along with extractor? But then again it sounds like its probably ammo. If it is shooting fine up until the point of changing a certain variable, then it usually is that variable. So, I'd ask:

1. Have you always shot that ammo or have you recently changed to that manufacturer?

2. When's the last time you disassembled your bolt for a detailed cleaning?

3. How's the extractor feel when you engage it by hand?

If you can't get that round out with a cleaning rod, "pencil-rod", found at lumber yards/construction supply stores is a better solution, they'll usually let you chop off a 10' section for nothing. It is ~3/16", steel rod, we use it to tie our (concrete) forms on occasion. Just tape the outside of it to prevent scratching on your bore. It's basically a very long punch.
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