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Bushy Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BIGRETIC, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. BIGRETIC

    BIGRETIC Member

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    I have a Bush m4gery.Today after shooting 200 PMC's I tried a box of Wolf.HUGE MISTAKE!The bolt is stuck.I cannot move it with the charging handle.I have tried tapping the bolt with a brass rod.NO-GO.What do I need to do?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. navajo

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    stuck

    Its called pogo. If you have a collapsable stock, colapse it, smack the butt on the floor. works every time.
    Had to do that wth a FAL.
     
  3. NonConformist

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    I dont know why Wolf would cause such a failure, Im guessing maybe the cam pin is broke...

    At any rate, what the above poster said should get it loose, but we mean smack it, HARD
     
  4. 1832

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    My Bushy chrome-lined eats the Wolf stuff like candy, but the DCM non chrome-lined hates it. I think it has to do with the chamber crudding up and binding on the steel case, which doesn't contract after firing as much as the brass cases. If you shoot the Wolf, you'll find that you have to use that chamber brush a lot.
     
  5. Steve in PA

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    My Bushmaster shoots Wolf MC just fine.
     
  6. taliv

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    it does not usually require "hard" smacking. it requires pulling on the charging handle with one hand, while smacking the butt on the ground with the other. if you have a collapsible stock, make sure it's collapsed.
     
  7. kid_couteau

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    I have had the same problem with Wolf in 223

    Also with some reloads I did in which I used too low of a charge

    Seems that if you have too little of a charge the gun short strokes and doesnt seat enough

    Try hotter ammo

    Also you can take off the upper, cock the hammer, put on safe, reassemble and repeat till it fires

    Kid
     
  8. BIGRETIC

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    AHHH!I ran a cleaning rod through it and knocked the case loose.I love the Bushy,but everyone is screaming at me"Colt,LMT,Noveske"What to do,EH?
     
  9. navajo

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    trouble

    My Bushmaster has been trouble free except for one bad mag, which became a target and one bad primer.
    about 2,000 rounds fired.
     
  10. moooose102

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    glad you got it free'd up. i wonder if it has to do with the clear "paint" on the wolf ammo semi-melting and building up. if you have a tight chamber, it might be something to check.
     
  11. MIL-DOT

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    I mated an old Colt tri-guard upper on a Bushy lower, and it's as slick as the proverbial owl excrement !! No complaints about Bushmaster here !
    Glad you fixed the problem, 'cause I didn't know WHAT to tell you !
     
  12. green country shooter

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    There's no mystery about it. Steel does not expand as much as brass, so the steel case does not block the bore (obturate is the fancy word) as well as brass. Some powder creeps in around the case in the chamber. As long as you are only shooting steel it's normally not a problem, but if you then put a brass cased cartridge in, it will expand fully and stick in the burnt powder.
     
  13. Wes Janson

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    Bingo. Although in some rifles it will still jam up even if you're only shooting Wolf. When you get the case out, it's easy to tell by the flattened gobs of carbon along the length of the casing.
     
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