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308 battle rifle

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by NOOB, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. NOOB

    NOOB Monkey+++

    I just bought a socom2, my first 308. Its shoots well except for a few failures to extract. Anyone here have the same problem and whats the fix if there is one?

    I just signed up on the forum btw. Looks like a good one. hello to all.
  2. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    A failure to extract could be a rough chamber or a weak extractor, or lack of sufficient gas pressure. If you pull a hunk out of the cartridge rim on the failures to extract, it could be a rough chamber. Look at an extracted piece of brass, if it doesn't have deep scratches on it, its probably not a rough chamber. If it leaves the brass in the chamber, and you have to let the bolt go forward to try it again, it could be a weak extractor. Some weapons just require a couple of hundred rounds for a good mechanical break-in, clean the gas system, oil it real good and shoot some more.
  3. NOOB

    NOOB Monkey+++

    Ghostrider, Thanks for the reply. I shot this last weekend and no failures.

    Just needed to broken in like you said.
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Cool glad it worked out for you!
  5. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    Since you are new to the M1A club - here is a link to a guy that can answer just about any of the tough questions that might come up in the future. http://www.imageseek.com/m1a/ It is "Different". He just answered a question for me about the year of manufacture of my M1A. Lot of good history and info.

    Also a forum that covers just this style of rifle, (I'm not a member and you don't have to register to view the threads.) http://www.m-14forum.com/upload/

    Good luck with your new toy, love mine.
  6. NOOB

    NOOB Monkey+++

    thanks for the links.

  7. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    That's why we're here, and by the way, welcome to the forum.
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