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Being relatively new to the AR/M16 platform...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SilentStalker, Nov 30, 2008.

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  1. SilentStalker

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    Is there anything specific I should know about these as far as maintenance, calibration, etc.?
     
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    I had a problem with the extractor. Keep it clean. I bought mine used and it was pretty dirty in the chamber and failed to extract. The extractor had to be replaced.
     
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    Clean em & shoot em
     
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    Might consider a good book on 'em, 'specially since you're new to the platform. I picked up John Sweeney's The AR-15 (first volume) after thumbing through one at a bookstore and reading the reviews at Amazon.

    Note most reviews are for Vol.2/2nd edition-most folks are dissappointed with the 2nd, preferring the 1st.
    I'm 'bout half way through it and it has some of the best, practical info I've seen (Sweeney's a gunsmith). Looks like I'll have to take a chance on Vol. 2 even though it doesn't seem to get a high rating.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873499476

    If you have a Barnes & Noble in your area, that's where I got my hands on one to thumb through and check out.
     
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