Bolt is not seating.

Discussion in '223 / 5.56 MVP and Variants' started by DINKY DAU, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. DINKY DAU Member

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    At the range yesterday and bolt feeds the round but the handle will not seat. Any ideas? IMG_1919.JPG IMG_1919.JPG


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  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    yeah, don't put any more of that ammo in your gun and show me a nice clear pic of the round you pull out. Looks like either you've got a headspace problem or an ammo problem or, you busted your extractor and the piece is sitting in there blocking the bolt from fully closing or an action screw is penetrating too far or.. well, let's start with that and move from there.
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  3. BSJ Member

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    Did it happen all of the sudden? Did you try a different round?

    Did the case that you fired before the problem still have its neck?

    I'd look for a primer or something blocking the lugs.

    Try blowing it out with canned air or a compressor...
  4. DINKY DAU Member

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    Thanks for the replies. will check it out today, mother-in-law had a fire, have to deal with that pain in the buttocks.......not the fire.
  5. Al in Mi Active Member

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    might have something foreign in the shoulder area of the chamber, almost looks almost like front action screw too long not letting bolt close
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  6. DINKY DAU Member

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    Thanks for the relies. What i didn't tell you guys in the beginning, was that i hadn't shot it for a couple of months. I had done a thorough cleaning, including the rail. You were right, Al in Mi, front screw was causing the issue. Damn IPA's are making CRS worse! need to drop back to the lite beer........naah.
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  7. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    credit where due, I said, action screw penetrating too far.
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  8. DINKY DAU Member

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    Shame on me, my apologizes.
    Thanks:D

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