Carbon15
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Carbon15

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2014, 12:33 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3
Likes Given: 1

Default Carbon15

I know a lot of people don't care for the Bushmaster Carbon 15, but my son wanted a AR and his girlfriend bought him one. Well the other day my son came over with his Bushmaster Carbon 15 and he has a problem with it, the problem is he can't pull the bolt back with a loaded mag in it. The same thing with an unloaded PMAG. Now the steel mag works fine as long as its unloaded. Now he can pull the charging handle back and lock the bolt back then insert a full mag in and send the bolt home and shoot with no problem. Can anyone help with this issue.

__________________
bones281 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-14-2014, 01:02 AM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EW1066's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 314
Liked 93 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bones281 View Post
I know a lot of people don't care for the Bushmaster Carbon 15, but my son wanted a AR and his girlfriend bought him one. Well the other day my son came over with his Bushmaster Carbon 15 and he has a problem with it, the problem is he can't pull the bolt back with a loaded mag in it. The same thing with an unloaded PMAG. Now the steel mag works fine as long as its unloaded. Now he can pull the charging handle back and lock the bolt back then insert a full mag in and send the bolt home and shoot with no problem. Can anyone help with this issue.

There's your problem right there.

All joking aside. The GI mags and the Magpul mags were all designed to work in a milspec magwell. It may well be that the magwell on the C15 is out of spec. Was this rifle purchased new or used? If used, you have to wonder why it was sold. If it was purchased new, try to return it and put the money into a quality rifle

The reason many don't like the C15 is because of the known short comings of the design, which result in predictable failure modes. Yet those problems have not been addressed by the mfgr because they cannot fix them within the chosen form factor with the materials used.

E-DUB

ETA:

Someone will be along shortly to flame me for picking on their C15, but that's okay. I stand by my statement. Some others will be along shortly to back up my statement. The info you get here is worth exactly what you pay for it.
__________________

When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.

Thomas Jefferson


Last edited by EW1066; 01-14-2014 at 01:07 AM.
EW1066 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 01:04 AM   #3
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,220
Liked 2563 Times on 1251 Posts
Likes Given: 1287

Default

bones,

Maybe someone will have better information for you but I would say it has a serious tolerance problems. Especially since you have tried several magazines. I assume the rifle was doing this right out of the box? Which unfortunately you were correct in your view of the Carbon 15. These guns are plagued with problems and notorious for having them. Some are OK! And the guys are lucky! But across the board not the good choice. I would call Bushmaster personally and get them involved. And as you said especially if the rifle is new and a gift as advised. Did the rifle do this from the get go?

When I got it fixed it would find a new home! God Bless the little girlfriend! Her heart certainly was in the right place! I think she's a keeper! A lady that buys her guy a gun is tops in my book!

03

__________________

The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
*Patrick Henry

Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."

-- John F. Kennedy


Last edited by Sniper03; 01-14-2014 at 01:07 AM.
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes