Originally Posted by FCross7
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?
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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Last edited by RL357Mag; 08-15-2009 at 11:12 PM.