GUN Took the AR out today, bolt won't seat all the way forward?

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  1. 3x

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    Well, when the gun isn't charged, and then when I insert a fresh magazine, I pull the charging handle back and let it go, the bolt won't seat all the way forward. Pull the trigger and *click*

    It works just fine when the bolt is already held back and I hit the ping pong paddle. I'm thinking something needs to be lubed?

    I tried hitting the forward assist, didn't really help.

    And here's a pic when I was bored last night and messing with my S90 in low light:
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    It's the only type of ammo the range I went to allowed on their 100 yard line :o
     
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    did you store the rifle at an angle? if so that's the problem
     
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    :rofl: I remember that thread.
     
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    how new/old is your buffer spring?
     
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    It's brand new.

    This may have something to do with me not lubing anything, though.
     
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    Lube those bolt lugs, I just use Mobile 1. It sounds like they are a little tight. Shoot it a bit, it'll break in.
     
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    Thinking about it alittle more, check your charging handle to make sure it's straight, or theres no binding between it and the upper receiver. Pulling all the way back and letting go will have more momentum than the bolt release so something tells me that's where your problem lays.
     
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    I played with the charging handle last night and it was in right. I put the rifle together a while ago and finally shot it, only put 60 rounds through it so far. Everything previous to that was brand new.

    DS Arms Carbine length upper w/ Spike's M16 BCG, standard forged CH, Spike's lower, RRA LPK, Spike's "heavy" buffer and buffer spring, Milspec Magpul CTR, other stuff but nothing to do with the bolt operation.

    Do you really use Mobil 1 to lube the gun? :eek3:

    Thanks for the suggestions guys :h5:
     
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    I also use Mobil 1 to lube my AR, AK and handguns.
     
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    You didn't lube the most important part of the gun and you're wondering why its not working?
     
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    Gun specific stuff like Slick 2000, etc is best but any lube will work, preferably high temp stuff. I use bearing grease most of the time.
     
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    lube lube lube that carrier and bolt. ARs will operate even if they are extremely dirty as long as they have lube. Ive found motor oil to work very well, and a quart is only a couple bucks. Unless you're using a suppressor or doing mag dumps on full auto, you shoudlnt have to relube for 750-1000 rounds or so, atleast in my experience. Though it certainly doesnt hurt to put a couple drops in high wear areas and areas exposed to more heat such as the bolt lugs, within that timeframe

    As your parts wear and the parkerizing and annodizing is removed, you will see which areas are making contact and lube those points.
     
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    1) lube the shit out of it
    2) make sure you are using the right LENGTH buffer spring, i had this issue :o
     
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    I just use cheap ass motor oil.
     
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    Which range did you go to?

    I use Mobile-1 for lube, too, and plenty of it on the BCG.
     
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    I went to the range in San Leandro off Davis since I was in the area. Not a bad place, though they don't allow FMJ on the 100 yard line.

    I'm going to have to hit up the BCG with some Mobil 1, I have plenty of it since I use the same in my car :rofl:
     
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    I have both, but I thought CLP was only to clean?
     
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    it might also be for lubrication and protection but I'm just guessing
     
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    Yeah it's lube and protection as well, that's what I use mainly.
     
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    I always thought of it as a WD-40 for guns- it cleans and whatnot, but I don't know if I'd really want to rely on it as a lubricant.
     
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    Agreed, I wouldn't use it as a serious lubricant. I only put a handful of rounds down range a few times a year, but I'm hoping to increase that now that I have more friends with guns and we have some ranges that are cheap and close to home. I will take and spread the advice about using motor oil, I think it's a great idea.
     
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