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Old 04-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #21
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ArmaLite has a Whitepaper on this. All I can find on the net is a link to their Tech bulletin # 13 which deals with the AR10's bolt. I know they did a study on the AR15s bolt as well. They found headspace as a prime culprit with bolt lug failures. I don't think they release many AR15 tech sheets because they don't have the lions share of the market. I have not seen a Colt public tech sheet in years so if they have info on this from R&D like Armalite...it isnt on the net as far as I can see..

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Just found another post on AR15.com from a member who experienced the same thing AND also bought his at the Portland Gun show from a small builder like I did. He did not name the builder but I'd sure like to know if it was J&S.

Any AR15.com members want to log in and PM screenname Wiley Post and ask him if his was built by J&S and if his bolt carrier was stamped "WIB"

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Just found another post on AR15.com from a member who experienced the same thing AND also bought his at the Portland Gun show from a small builder like I did. He did not name the builder but I'd sure like to know if it was J&S.

Any AR15.com members want to log in and PM screenname Wiley Post and ask him if his was built by J&S and if his bolt carrier was stamped "WIB"

Tack
I just tried to PM him over at AR15.com and either he doesn't accept PM's or he doesn't exist over there anymore, but in any case the system wouldn't let me send a message. Sorry.
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Just found another post on AR15.com from a member who experienced the same thing AND also bought his at the Portland Gun show from a small builder like I did. He did not name the builder but I'd sure like to know if it was J&S.

Any AR15.com members want to log in and PM screenname Wiley Post and ask him if his was built by J&S and if his bolt carrier was stamped "WIB"

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PM me a link to it Quentin.
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The saying "Rode hard and put up wet" actually refers to horses that haven't been cared for properly. If you ride a horse hard and he sweats a lot you are supposed to walk it around and cool off and dry it off before you put it back in the barn or wherever. It's a very old saying.
As applies to guns, yes it means shot a lot and put away without being cared for. You can use the term for almost anything that isn't cared for properly.
Lmao. Guess since I grew up with all this. Good chuckle to see it explained
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PM me a link to it Quentin.
Tack, actually!
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Tack, actually!
Dammit. I hate confusing people. Even pixelated folks.
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Tack, actually!
Huh? I don't know how to attach a link from the I phone?

I googled "broken AR15 bolt" and the thread popped up. The post for the Portland guy said Wileypost. I tried to PM him but not being a member would not allow.
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Update:

I had meetings near Olympia today so I took my upper & broken bolt with me and stopped by the J&S Shop.

They already had a replacement bolt in for me AND checked my chamber to ensure there were no issues.

All in all, Great customer service from guys who build really accurate rifles!

The guy behind the counter did tell me that mine was the 6th broken WilTec bolt they'd seen in the last 2 years and all of them were sold in 2010. This lines up with the same reports I've seen on other sites and confirms my suspicion that a batch released in 2010 had improper heat treating.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm I wish I could say it but I've been warned .

Off to eat some salad out of a big salad bowl in which I have mixed up a bunch of ingredients.

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