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Armalite AR-180B Problems

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Maxwell Gunn, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. Maxwell Gunn

    Maxwell Gunn Member

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    I have an AR-180B and a spent cartridge will get caught in the ejection port after a few rounds are fired through it. I have to rack the bolt back to clear the cartridge but a lot of times a live round will also get jammed in the breech which I have to pry out by hand. I've fired approx. 300-400 rounds through the rifle so it shouldn't be a break in issue. I've also used the supplied mag from Armalite, my other aftermarket mag, and the mag from my dad's DSA ar-15 and the same thing happens with all of them. My 180B is out of warrenty so I can't send it back to Armalite. I only fire American Eagle Federal ammo.

    Just curious if anyone has had experience with this, or knows what this might be. Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rangerruck

    rangerruck Member

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    I have seen this before, and have had dudes, ' waller out' the back of the ejection port a bit, or the top of it. this will be your only fix.
     
  3. Bugflipper

    Bugflipper Member

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    Happens a lot in the ar180b. As the gentleman above stated the only way is to modify the opening. May be time to trade for an AR15 style.
    Blessings.
     
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