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Old 05-03-2012, 04:24 AM   #11
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No lube... Would that really be the source of the issue?

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Yep ARs like to run a little wet.

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No lube... Would that really be the source of the issue?
i would try cleaning the bolt and firing pin channel and locking lug area in the chamber. guns are often greased for storage as the maker often doesnt know how long they sit before being sold. no gun should ever go straight from the box to the range without a very thorough cleaning.

use pipe cleaners to get in the entire firing pin channel
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I love to run wet guns, they just seem to operate flawlessly when cleaned, lubricated, and oiled.

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No lube... Would that really be the source of the issue?

Quite possible. Think about it like your car transmission. Metal doesn't slide on metal that well, which is why you have transmission fluid. Otherwise, you're grinding it, and that isn't exactly what you want to be happening.
While this may not be the problem, (I'd still, after a thorough cleaning, try some different ammo), I'd rather eliminate the simple possibilities before I went dropping it in the mail to send back to have them look at it, or going to a smith to have him figure it out.
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one other thing

if it is still light strikes after a good cleaning check the hammer spring installation it is possible to have it in there wrong. if the legs of the spring are not in the notches in the pin for the sear its entirely possible to have light or no strikes

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if it is still light strikes after a good cleaning check the hammer spring installation it is possible to have it in there wrong. if the legs of the spring are not in the notches in the pin for the sear its entirely possible to have light or no strikes
Good point, Jon. I forgot about the spring. I think I'd check that while performing the clean just to make sure.
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[QUOTE=southernfirepower;788654]It's .556 .... Brand new Adams arms upper, piston . It was the first trip to the range. And no i have not modded anything. What could be wrong.[/QUOTE]

Here's you problem right here.

Have you checked the gas settings? You may need to open it up a bit. Read manual.





And haven't u guys her, pistons don't need no stinking loob. :P

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All guns need some lubing..lol

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I think he is referring to the piston assembly itself. You dont lube gas piston assemblies. The rest of the gun you do lube

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