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gun trouble... HELP ME!!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gunnerjones, Jul 29, 2009.

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  1. gunnerjones

    gunnerjones Member

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    I have a AR-15 and a empty shell got stuck in it. the bolt wont move any... PLEASE HELP ME!!!
     
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    Grab the gun with your offhand and slam its buttstock into the dirt. You can pull back on the charging handle while you do this if needed.

    This 'pogo' motion will use the inertia of the gun to pull the bolt/carrier to the rear and free the stuck case. You can search for 'pogo' here in the Rifle forum and get other, better descriptions of this if needed.
     
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    thank you sooo much
     
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    If you have a collapsible stock, shorten it all the way before pogoing it. BSW
     
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    what type of AR? New or old? First time shooting it?What ammo type? The reason I ask is that I am seeing this problem more often and always with new ARs.
     
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    Steel case round? Joe
     
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    Make sure you unload it before you do this though.
     
  8. mp5a3

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    I had a Wolf get stuck in my Bushmaster, but for some reason Brown Bear and Barnaul cycle fine.
     
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    That's a really good point that I failed to mention.
     
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    I had this happen when during Wolf torture tests on my first AR build. Sometimes they get so stuck that the pogo method just rips off the rim of the casing.

    If that happens, your bolt will be free, lock it to the rear. Then get a cleaning rod and tap it out. Make sure the cleaning rod is inside the spent casing and not resting on the "lip" to avoid damage to your bore. Then tap it out with a small hammer or such.
     
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