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Old 05-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #11
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So it's underpowered ammo, not the design/function of the gas system. The reason I asked is because several folks have tried to make the claim that the direct impingement gas system is unreliable. Unreliability only becomes an issue in the older full-auto M-16/M-4's where a high cyclic rate could cause a higher rate of heat and carbon buildup. I have never shot Wolf ammo in my AR's so I am not familiar with their performance, but underpowered ammo is certainly a problem in semi-auto. Your build looks beautiful and meticulously done! Congrats.
Ol yeah most defiantly the ammo and mags that cause the FTF and FTE issues. The gas system works just fine. Now if you shorten the barrel and gas tube to say 9-7.5 inchs and the for a SBR or pistol build, Thats a different story. The 7.5 pistol and SBRs that I have built have issues because they tend to cycle to fast. I have fixed those problems with Heavier buffers/ pigtail gas tubes/ stronger ejectors, ect. to slow down the cycle....................
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Really like that grey, stands out from most other builds

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Ol yeah most defiantly the ammo and mags that cause the FTF and FTE issues. The gas system works just fine. Now if you shorten the barrel and gas tube to say 9-7.5 inchs and the for a SBR or pistol build, Thats a different story. The 7.5 pistol and SBRs that I have built have issues because they tend to cycle to fast. I have fixed those problems with Heavier buffers/ pigtail gas tubes/ stronger ejectors, ect. to slow down the cycle....................
I've never had the opportunity to shoot the pistol version, but I can see what you mean about the need to change the buffer. Actually isn't there an adjustable gas block available for these weapons?
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Beautiful job.

Kinda new to though...but can you do mods like that to just any AR/M15/M4?
I see AR15's out and about ranging from $700 to $2200. What the diff? I assume it is more than cosmetic

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Awesome AR-15. I was building one on the brownells site since I can't afford one lmao!!

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Nice weapon - she's a looker.

Good choices on components.
I'll bet she's a good shooter even with Wolf.

I assembled a good quality carbine (mostly ArmaLite) last winter and it is surprisingly (to me) accurate at 50 or 100 yards with irons and Silver Bear.

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I totally saved that picture lol. Reminds me of getting first place with my AK-47 during the local zombie shoot a couple of months back lmao!!

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Nice looking rifle. Even though this thread is two years old!

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