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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Shippensburg, Michaux and 4B
When seating a mag, slap that joker in there, don't worry about breaking it, give it a good smack with your palm.
Also, how many rounds did you have in the mag? If you had the full 30 try 28 or 29. Sometimes having the full 30 in them will make them difficult to seat.
As far as the round not firing, when you insert a new mag, do you have the bolt open or closed? is the round getting a primer strike or by your forward assist comment are you saying whenever you insert a new mag, when you release the bolt the round does not enter the chamber fully causing you to have to tap the forward assist to get the round fully seated in the chamber but it wont fire because the round will not be fully seat?
What mags are you running?
If your round is not seating fully I suspect its because you are babying your gun. ARs are guns that are meant to be run hard, abused and have fun with, they are not the kind of gun that you would introduce to your parents haha.
You could be unconsciously riding the bolt forward when you charge it. Try loading a mag on an open bolt, and then just smack the bolt release with your hand like it just keyed your new truck. It should slam that shell into the chamber with some authority and you should be good to go.
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