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Old 08-15-2009, 06:00 PM   #11
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FCross - I asked RL almost the exact same question a couple months ago. My experience was very similar during the break in. 1-2 rds out of every other mag would jamb or not eject. It stopped after around 160rds and the last 2 trips to the range, about 120rds and I haven't had a single FTF or FTE.

As far as the trigger goes, I actually like the one that came from DPMS. It's nice and smooth and with a good solid squeeze feels comfortable to me.

I've been shooting my friends pistol at the range the last few trips and I don't like his trigger at all. It's way to long a travel and too soft. It might just be a comfort thing.

Now I have installed RRA 2-Stage triggers in my other two AR's based on the reviews and advice of fellow members here. So far the information and advice from the experienced members here has been top shelf.

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Old 08-15-2009, 11:02 PM   #12
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Hey RL, did you have any FTE's when you first got your rifles? Ive gotten some all three trips out so far. It usually seems to be at the beginning of a magazine, the round comes loose from the bolt but doesn't eject, so both the spent cartridge and the new cartridge are jammed into the locking lugs. The gun is cleaned and oiled after every trip out. It hasn't happened a lot, maybe 8 or 9 out of 260 rounds. Is this just because it's new or is there something I don't know?

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This happened to me also during my 100 rd. break-in, but stopped and I haven't had a jam since. The one I bought for my son jammed every other round for the entire 100 rds. but as soon as I used my reloads it didn't jam at all. My son bought 100 rds. of Winchester White Box 7.62 ammo. That crap is useless in a gun chambered for the .308. It's a milspec round that has slightly larger dimensions than the standard .308. Like DOG said, your gun will work fine as soon as it's broken in. I think in their haste to fulfill orders, DPMS must not be spending the time cleaning the chambers and bolt of the finish they apply. If you reload, try some reloads and I can almost guarantee no failures. My best accuracy comes from using 45 grains of Varget behind 168gr. Berger VLD bullets. Sierra Matchking 150's and 165's work excellent also. Your best accuracy will almost always come from once-fired brass.
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Thanks for the info guys. I figured it was just because it was new but just wanted to make sure. And I don't reload, yet. But I've been saving my brass and reading through the ABC's of Reloading and I have Lyman's Reloading manual on the way. So once I finish those and get some money I'm gonna be buying some equipment and supplies and I'll definitely give that load a try. I was shooting the Remington Cor-Lokt 150 Gr, then switch to the Winchester Super X 150 Gr and have been having much better luck with it. I'm gonna post up a range report here in just a few minutes. Thanks again for the info.

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Good deal! I've been waiting on that range report for a couple weeks!

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Just got the range report up. Everyone should go check it out.

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