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Old 02-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #31
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I just choose to shoot brass. I'm getting american eagle for cheaper anyway.
What price are you getting on american eagle? I just got 2000rds of Tula for $400. Where are you getting your ammo from?
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I'm getting from walmart for $5.97 a box. Brown bear and tulla are $6.50.
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I have had similar problems with my AR and wolf ammo. This is not the only ammo that jams but is definitely the worst offender. It jams all the time. I built my AR from a Del-ton upper kit and a JD lower. I bought a one of the more expensive kits and I only use pmags. I had some friends check it out and it is definitely assembled correctly. I keep it clean with CLP and Hoppes. I don't know what the problem is but I definitely would not trust my life to this weapon. If I keep shooting it with top dollar ammo will it eventually break in? Probably only have 200rds through the thing. I like the AR platform but it's such a drag when it jams. I bought a nice Bulgarian AK-47 just to have something reliable to shoot at the range.
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Both of you need to have your chambers checked. I have multiple ARs that are on a healthy diet of Russian ammo. More proof ARs are not created equal with exceptions of course.

People need to trouble shoot before posting that a particular ammo is crap. If you don't even know what buffer you are running do you know enough to make such claims?
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I'm getting from walmart for $5.97 a box. Brown bear and tulla are $6.50.
I'd shop around more, you can find sales on Tula, etc. for $4-4.50.
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I have had similar problems with my AR and wolf ammo. This is not the only ammo that jams but is definitely the worst offender. It jams all the time. I built my AR from a Del-ton upper kit and a JD lower. I bought a one of the more expensive kits and I only use pmags. I had some friends check it out and it is definitely assembled correctly. I keep it clean with CLP and Hoppes. I don't know what the problem is but I definitely would not trust my life to this weapon. If I keep shooting it with top dollar ammo will it eventually break in? Probably only have 200rds through the thing. I like the AR platform but it's such a drag when it jams. I bought a nice Bulgarian AK-47 just to have something reliable to shoot at the range.
Sell it and get a more trusted AR.
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I have had similar problems with my AR and wolf ammo. This is not the only ammo that jams but is definitely the worst offender. It jams all the time. I built my AR from a Del-ton upper kit and a JD lower. I bought a one of the more expensive kits and I only use pmags. I had some friends check it out and it is definitely assembled correctly. I keep it clean with CLP and Hoppes. I don't know what the problem is but I definitely would not trust my life to this weapon. If I keep shooting it with top dollar ammo will it eventually break in? Probably only have 200rds through the thing. I like the AR platform but it's such a drag when it jams. I bought a nice Bulgarian AK-47 just to have something reliable to shoot at the range.
You might want to try your upper on a friend's lower as a test, especially if they have a lighter buffer. If no improvement which I doubt there will be, I would be all over Del-Ton to get this corrected. You may have to send back the upper but at least get it fixed in the long run.
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You might want to try your upper on a friend's lower as a test, especially if they have a lighter buffer. If no improvement which I doubt there will be, I would be all over Del-Ton to get this corrected. You may have to send back the upper but at least get it fixed in the long run.
Thanks for the advice Quentin. I have not tried switching lowers but I will soon. I wonder if Del-ton would still work with me on repair or replacement. I've had it a couple of years.
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Thanks for the advice Quentin. I have not tried switching lowers but I will soon. I wonder if Del-ton would still work with me on repair or replacement. I've had it a couple of years.
I think they'd help. What kind of jams are you having? Short stroking? FTE? What does the extractor look like, and are you using an O-ring? What does the rim of the brass look like? Ripped off or no marks at all? You might find that a BCM extractor upgrade would be worth the money if nothing else turns up first. My Daniel Defense was having intermittent extraction problems with Wolf and the BCM upgrade solved it.
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Wolf's the only ammo that's ever given my AR trouble. Picked up a hundred rounds once and had to use my charging handle and cleaning rod way too much. All failures to extract. The rim of the shell casings kept getting stripped by the bolt and stuck in the chamber. That was with a carbine heavy buffer. I now have a normal rifle buffer. Maybe the more gentle action will chamber Wolf ammo without the extractor destroying the rim? I don't know and I'm hesitant try, but I'm assuming that's what you're getting at when you talk about trying different buffer setups.
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