Burrs in the chamber?

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Tunnellord1337
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Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:02 pm

So here's what happened. I am reloading for 223 and when i was checking if my reload would chamber, it didn't. I know all the specs for the round are on point but the round wouldn't chamber without letting the bolt slam forward. When the round was loaded into the chamber I tried to extract it but it wouldn't come out. It got stuck so bad I had to slam the stock on the ground for the round to extract. I then looked at the round and saw a lot of slits in the brass. I even saw the brass peeled back in some spots. I've got the idea that there might be burrs in the chamber and I was wondering if any of you folks ran into this problem. If you did, what did you do to fix it? I have some light abrasive paste that I plan on putting on a patch and chucking it into a hand drill, then running it in the chamber for a little bit. Maybe that'll help but the problem with that is i might void the warranty of the Wolf A1 upper. I'll probably contact Wolf first before i do anything though. Just curious if any of you had the same problem. I will try to add pictures of the brass tomorrow. I also have a cheap chinese endoscope to look into the chamber but I can barely make anything out.


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Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:35 pm

The chambers on new uppers are notoriously tight. What I usually do to them is chuck a chamber brush into a drill and with a good soaking of CLP run it until I'm happy it's GTG and I can seat and pull a dummy round by hand. That has made a difference. I haven't seen brass damage the way you describe from an A1, so QA/QC may be slipping a bit. If it's under warranty I'd let Wolf fix it, and while you're at it I'd do the cleaning rod test on the front sight to make sure it isn't canted.
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:29 pm

Here's an update. So I called wolf and I told them about my issue and I was told to shoot it more to break it in. The one problem I have with that suggestion is how is brass going to remove burs in the chamber. Brass is a softer metal so i don't know but we'll see. I've only put about 300 rounds through is so far so i'll try to put a few hundred more through it to see if anything changes.
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