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Old 03-10-2011, 08:03 PM   #21
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You have a failure every time you go to the range? Wow. What are you shooting? I rarely ever shoot less than 200 rds every time I hit the range and have never had a malfunction with my AR.

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I've shot over 3000 rnds through my stock colt m4 and never ever had a malfunction, most of the ammo was wolf since it's cheaper than any other.

I clean my rifle after every trip to the range and the average count is between 100 and 200 rnds per trip.

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Probably kinda late for this post, but you might want to consider a hydraulic buffer:
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Got one on my carbine and both rifles. It slowed the cycling on my carbine, which solved my extractor issues I was having. As an added benefit, also noticed a very minutely tighter shot group. You also may want to have the gas tube alignment checked out, depending on what your malfunction is. Like some of the other posters have told you, not all AR's are equal. I spend a few minutes with cleaning and lube, and I am set for the next trip to the range.

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I got about a thousand rounds through my ar now and not a single failure so far. I do clean/lube it after every trip and it is still as accurate as the first day I put it together. It also fed on Wolf without any failure as well. Going to buy some bulk wolf and some federal m855 later this month at the gun show since they had really good deals on them last time.

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I'd stray away from hydraulic buffers. I've seen and heard some bad things. Besides, with a 223 it's not really necessary.

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Oh yeah and I dry impregnated AR-15 with Militec oil and now the gun runs so SMOOTH.

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I'd stray away from hydraulic buffers. I've seen and heard some bad things. Besides, with a 223 it's not really necessary.
I agree w/ this.
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Except for the thousands of rounds of Wolf I've fired through my ARs. And the thousands of rds of Wolf I've watched go through my friend's ARs.

Thousands.
Idk about the 5.56 wolff ammo but i had an SKS about 10 years ago and i bought a case of wolff 7.62x39 FMJ and used it all without any problems.. Ive always heard tht wolff sucks but ive always had good results with it
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I'd stray away from hydraulic buffers. I've seen and heard some bad things. Besides, with a 223 it's not really necessary.
They work for me just fine. I have heard a bunch of bad things about the "D" rings too, but whatever floats the boats.
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If the issue hasn't been resolved by now, you may also want to check your gas tube alignment. Take your upper with the bolt carrier minus the bolt (remove the charging handle), and hold the upper vertically straight up, then slide the bolt carrier up and down. It should be difficult if not impossible to tell when you contact the gas tube. If you have a hard contact, the gas tube needs to be replaced, or at least re-installed. Sometimes the teeth on the barrel nut aren't ligned up perfectly, and will push the tube sideways a little if it is contacting it. This in turn will cause the gas tube to be out of alignment with the gas key on the bolt carrier, which in turn will cause gas seepage, preventing the bolt carrier group from going back forward all the way due to not enough momentum. Like those of us who have been doing this a while say, you need to really know your gun. It could be this, or it could be something else.

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