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KX3 question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Whitey375, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    I put a KX3 on my AR this morning. Went to the range this afternoon and now it shoots 1, fails to eject, but the bolt goes back far enough to reset the trigger, and then you just get click when you pull the trigger a second time. My friend had his there too, so we swapped parts around to see if anything changed. Negative.
    I know the KX3 is designed for 12" and shorter gas system, but from what I could tell, it would just make it more reliable on a longer gas system.
    Any ideas? Gas system plugged perhaps?

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  2. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Functioning fine without it on?
     
  3. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Last time I shot it, it was fine. But that was late September.

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  4. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Turns out the screws slid forward, gas holes didn't line up completely. Going to test run again tomorrow after work.

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  5. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say I'd test it without because the flaming pig shouldn't cause cycling issue! Hope it's all fixed for ya!
    Where you do your shooting at out of curiosity?
     
  6. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    I went to McGowan yesterday because I was planning on load testing. Usually if I want to just shoot, I have a few places within about a half hour from the house that I can get out to at least 1K.

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  7. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    The KX3 was designed as a muzzle booster, for rifles that have very little barrel past the gas port.

    Dinking around with gas port pressure can cause problems.

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  8. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Wrong,

    It was designed for SBR to help muzzle blast away from the shooter.
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    And with sbr's it helps with cycling. Op isn't wrong :)