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Old 05-09-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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It's a sad sad day for the mikejk household. Purchased a grab bag of steel cased ammunition from a guy locally a week or so ago. There was what appeared to be Silver Bear HP in a zip lock bag. Being as I have never tried the stuff I hit up the range.

First magazine good. Second magazine good, good, good, nothing. No click, nothing. I dropped the mag and ejected the round in the chamber. Then pulled the trigger, click. Short Stroke. Son-of-a. No longer 100%.

I did finish off the rest of it w/o an issue.

We're still looking at 2k+ rounds of steel and around 1k brass w/ 1 malfunction.

Looks like I'll have to swap out the ST-T2 when shooting that stuff.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Sad day indeed what rifle were you using

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BCM. It's more of a joke as one malfunction due to a heavy buffer (4.3 oz.) is nothing to be concerned about. In fact I have carried a carbine buffer in my range bag for the last year in case this happened. I would be more concerned if it hadn't have happened as it could mean the AR was over gassed.

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Or the ammo you are running is inconsistent....but its not right?

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Arrruuuggghhh! Say it ain't so Mike!

Kinda like when my DD failed to extract its first steel case! Oh well, you just make the fix and keep on feeding her the stuff.

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That's a good point AT. I had such a small sample it was impossible to reach such a conclusion. It could also be that it's not used to that high dollar zinc coated ammo as I usually feed it Tula and Wolf

I'm going to leave it as is until it does it again.

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Far too many people look at the rifle when they should be looking at the ammo or magazine.

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Far too many people look at the rifle when they should be looking at the ammo or magazine.
You're 50% correct. Most of the time it is the rifle or more specific an out of spec chamber or a buffer that is to heavy.

In my case it really wasn't a mystery as I had been expecting this to happen eventually. I just wanted to put it out there considering how big of a proponent I am of steel cased ammunition.

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