Blow back in Mag

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  1. Craig O

    Craig O
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    Recently I have noticed a large amount of blow back in my AR 15 magazine. What would cause this ?
     
  2. MountainBear

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    Please describe the issue better. As a gunsmith, when I think blowback, I am generally referring to a specific operating system. What actual symptoms are you experiencing?
     
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    Like unburned powder? Handloads?
     
  4. rick benjamin

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    Changed ammunition?
    i found Wolf to be very dirty
     
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  5. Deavis

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    Shooting with a suppressor? They get dirtier quicker.
     
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  6. Craig O

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    The best way I can describe it is. When you load a mag with new ammo the ammo is clean and shiny after a few ( 2-3 ) the ammo in the mag is very dull and has a light residue that can be cleaned off with a rag. I could be going nutz and this could be common in the AR platform.
     
  7. Capn Jack

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    If this is your first AR, I'm not surprised you are shocked by the amount of carbon blown into the action.:eek: I know, as an ex bolt gun shooter, I was.:eek:
     
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  8. Craig O

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    Yes it is However I never noticed it before must be a knucklehead moment.
     
  9. tarster

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    if you are shooting without a suppressor I would be alarmed.. you may need a heavier buffer and or heavier bcg to keep your bolt locked up longer, but if you are shooting suppressed.. Its normal.
     
  10. osprey

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    Today I had gunsmoke coming out the bottom seam of the CPD mag in my 11” 7.62x39 pistol while shooting suppressed. Good times :s0114:. Never have seen it shooting non suppressed. Maybe way over gassed?
     
  11. Who The F R U

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    It's a AR-15.
     
  12. v0lcom13sn0w

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    shooting with a suppressor?
     
  13. Caveman Jim

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    OP, there are a lot of unanswered questions that may tell the tale.;)
     

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