Re: AR ammo warning!
The gun runs perfect when not using the crummy ammo. Buffer changes, I believe, are not necessary, in my opinion.
More details were uncovered in my last conversation with my son-in-law. The ammo was some older Wolf ammo, not surplus as I assumed. But it had a tough life.
My son-in-law stored it in the garage in a metal cabinet with doors. My daughter saw some empty shelf space and stuck a open package of pool chlorine in the same cabinet and closed the doors. Every piece of brass in that cabinet has discoloration on it from the chlorine fumes.
I suspect all the ammo stored in that cabinet is suspect. For bolt guns shooting at steel target at medium ranges (our common shooting scenario) it probably is OK but for semi-autos it may be degraded enough to not let them fully cycle like the new AR varmint did.
Funny how some things are not as they seem at first. But I still am not all that much of a surplus ammo user because of corrosive primers mostly but also because of the potential for poor quality and the potential for gun damage. Some is good and some not so much but which is which??? I do recommend CMP Greek 30-06 and Swiss K-31 G-11 ammo.
Sorry for the deviation from the actual facts but I had no idea.
Last edited by LDBennett; 04-19-2012 at 09:00 AM..