Short Stroked

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by MikeJK, May 9, 2012.

  1. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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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.
     
  2. homelessguy01

    homelessguy01 New Member

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    Sad day indeed what rifle were you using
     

  3. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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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.
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Or the ammo you are running is inconsistent....but its not right? :p
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Arrruuuggghhh! Say it ain't so Mike! :D

    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. :D
     
  6. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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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.
     
  7. Fixer

    Fixer New Member

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

    MikeJK New Member

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    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.

    Disclaimer: IMO, YMMV, I haven't stayed at a Holiday Inn Express in quite a while, yada yada. I love butterflies.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2012