Ar-15 issue

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Halfwatt, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    Can't shoot .223 well. Has cycling issue.
    I think maybe a buffer tube spring? It is an Armalite.

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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    What are the symptoms? FTF or FTE?
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Thats not really info imfo for anyhelp.

    What ammo as in bullet type manufacturer or reload recipe.

    Who built the gun and when. Was it a complete gun from armalite did you make it from parts or get it from someone who did. What parts were used. Or did you get it new complete from the factory.
     
  4. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    It won't rack another round in. It shoots 5.56 great. Shots the first round of .223. But jams the next round. Doesn't matter what type. I have tried many types.

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  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    You really need to describe the problem more, and describe the AR, configuration and ammo.
     
  6. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    I think I found the issue. Found a small cracked in the gas tube. About 2 inches from the rear.

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  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    You need a new gas tube fortunately they are easy to replace.
     
  8. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    And cheap

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  9. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    Just bought a Windham SRC. Been eyeing these for a while. Haven't heard anything bad about them yet. And I have been doing a lot of research.

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  10. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Cheap to replace about $15-20 part.
    Hate to say, you need to remove the handguard, muzzle brake/ flash hider and the gas block, just to install the new gas block.
     
  11. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    Already fixed. Thanks though. The crack was a lot easier to see when removing that part.

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