I know about the port angle thing. I drilled the gas block port access hole in the gasblock itself, not the actual ports in the barrel. It was blocking 2.5 of the 4 ports. The barrel itself is untouched. Im taking it one fix ata time. Since its now running perfectly im leaving it as-is and only plan on doing a good bolt and carrier polish
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...