New lmt mws 308 possible issue - THR

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Rifle Country

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Thread Tools
Old July 13, 2014, 10:17 PM   #1
Join Date: July 13, 2014
Posts: 2
New lmt mws 308 possible issue

Hello all. I just purchased a new LMT 308. Upon closer inspection I have come to see that the upper receiver is not completely aligned horizontally with the lower receiver at the rear. On the left side the upper slighty sticks out over lower receiver. My concern is that the bolt does not recoil straight back into the buffer tube but at a slight angle. Also that the upper/ barrel goes off to the right slightly. Here are a few pics. Is this worth worrying over? Thanks
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (218.0 KB, 58 views)
USMC7.62 is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 10:28 PM   #2
Join Date: June 16, 2007
Location: NE Utah
Posts: 1,304
Have you shot it or at least cycled it by hand? Does it function as it should?

It's not uncommon for upper and lower receivers (even from the same manufacturer) not to line up perfectly on the outside. If your rifle works, this is not something to worry about.
MrCleanOK is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 10:54 PM   #3
Join Date: March 9, 2006
Location: Northwest Washington
Posts: 2,684
Weird. It will probably run fine, but for that much cash, I'd send that bugger back.
Jackal is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 05:06 AM   #4
Join Date: December 23, 2002
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 13,113
That does seem like a lot of slop, even if it works.
Former TFL Moderator. "Guess you broke into the WRONG rec room!" ;)
Dr.Rob is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 10:32 AM   #5
Join Date: August 11, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4,106
Originally Posted by Dr.Rob View Post
That does seem like a lot of slop, even if it works.
LMTs are not exactly cheap guns either..I'd give them a ring
"The worst of all conditions in which a belligerent can find himself is to be utterly defenseless"- Karl von Clausewitz
HOOfan_1 is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 09:58 PM   #6
Join Date: July 13, 2014
Posts: 2
I have not had a chance to shoot it. It does feel like it cycles smoothly by hand though. I did email lmt and send them the picture and they said for me to send it in and they would be happy to look at it. So I'll be doing that soon.
USMC7.62 is offline  
Old July 15, 2014, 04:43 PM   #7
Join Date: December 16, 2013
Location: Communist state of nj
Posts: 231
LMT= $ I'd send it back for replacement. IMHO Have them do a UPS call tag, why should you pay shipping, Again my opinion....Don
"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt
to his fellow man... which debt he proposes
to pay off with your money."
Ks5shooter is offline  
Old September 5, 2014, 12:31 AM   #8
Join Date: September 5, 2014
Posts: 1
By chance did you end up sending your rifle back to LMT? My 308 mws has the same issue with the alignment of the upper and lower. I have had the rifle for two years and just noticed it today when I was cleaning. Just wondering what LMT said if you sent it back to them
cv.cj510 is offline  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.