GUN Problem with my AR

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  1. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    I can't insert a loaded mag and have it latch when the bolt is forward. I don't think that's normal...

    When I have the bolt open or with an unloaded mag, it latches beautifully.

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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    Somewhat normal. New magazine? If you download by 2rd, it should load up easier.

    You should still be able to load it with a full magazine. You just need to do it firmly and give a firm smack on the bottom of the magazine.
     
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    thedude11 New Member

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    They're brand new mags... just break them in?
     
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    GarandBobcat New Member

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    pretty much.
     
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    thedude11 New Member

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    Took 3 rounds out and after slamming it home hard, it did seat.

    I did it a few more times and noticed that both the mag and the mag well are losing material so it looks like they both need to be worn in a bit.
     
  6. sp00n155

    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    smack the hell out of it. I have to ram my fully loaded mags into my Glock in order for them to seat.
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    Apparently, a lot of people load 30rd mags to only 28rds. Because it's more "reliable" and easier to load when bolt is closed.

    I personally believe, they are called 30rd magazines for a reason. Smack that shit home. What I do is slide the mag into the magwell until i feel resistant and then SMACK! :coold:
     
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    agreed, hit that motherfucker like you mean it!
     
  9. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    i've read that AR 30 rounds mags should be downloaded by 2 (28 rounds) in order to seat properly on a closed bolt.

    or break them in more.

    YMMV
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    My GI spec mag takes a max of 28, but with the bolt close will not seat with more than 27.

    I just got in the habit of either loading 27 rounds or loading with the bolt locked back.
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    your GI mags are broken.
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    Means you're not shooting enough.
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    smack ya bitch up. :o
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    :naughty:
     
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    Unless there was need for 30 rounds I loaded my aluminum 30 round mags to 28. At 3 gun matches I often had to reload during a rifle stage and it was just easier to seat a mag w/ 28 than 30. Last thing you wanted was to run to your next shooting position, try to seat a mag, and have it fall out.

    Loading to 28 is also easier on the mag and the springs. This was a concern back in the AW ban and I had to make my mags last for god knows how long.

    I did doctor up one mag for 30 rounds. I used a shaved down magpul follower and a cut mag spring. I could consistently get 30 rounds in this mag but I used it sparingly to prolong it's useful life.

    After the AW ban sunset and more mags wer avaliable I retired thos old usgi and bushmaster mag boddies and upgraded to pmag mag bodies. The old mag bodies just got beat to hell. Just firing the mags and having the rounds slam up into the feed lips caused them to spread. I bent them back several times to re-form them but they were just getting worn out. Then some of the mags got stepped on at matches and just took a general beating. I still have the old mag bodies in my safe to prove that I did not build new mag with new mag bodies if ever questioned (california thing)
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    hit that shit like a crying baby...i mean....
     
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    yar1182 New Member

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    Smack yo mag like AB13? No need for the violence!
     
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    broheim, i dont even have 30 rounders :run:
     
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    I've heard that if you can't physically get all 30 rounds into a 30rd mag, or all 20rds into a 20rd mag, the magazine spring might be upside-down.

    Just something I heard, no clue if it's true, but maybe take a look and see at yours.
     
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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    i can get 30 in both of mine just fine. seats just fine with no click, then i firmly put it in place till it clicks....

    ...unless there are people i need to impress around...then i smack the shit out of it :mamoru:
     
  22. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

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    I donteven know how that happens, because it's pretty obvious.
     

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