I regrettably fell into the spell and allure of a semi-automatic 30-06 in AR type platform and bought a Noreen Firearms BN36 30-06. Sadly I have had nothing but problems with this expensive rifle and fear it could end up a total loss. First time at the range, the firing pin fails to strike after about 15 rounds which resolved with a couple of drops of CLR. Then the last two rounds would not load and the side charging handle loosened with each round of shooting. Noreen sent me a new charging handle and new magazine spring. However, since this was the very first magazine spring I ever changed, I reversed one of the inner base plates on reassembly making the the bolt fail to engage properly. The owners manual had no diagram so it was just my best guess and my 50-50 chance was wrong. I contacted Noreen asking for a new magazine and they stated it sounded as if more was wrong with it than the magazine since the shell would not eject because the bolt was impeded by magazine push up against it when cycling. At this point other than the issues above, it functioned well. They sent a shipping label for FedEx and I sent the rifle to them. It returned without any written evaluation at all. I Sent off an email and a few days later, they sent me a one paragraph email stating they found the reversed magazine plate and that they had had found some burrs on the feeding ramps and they "smoothed" them out. However, when I tried to cycle a live round it did not cycle properly as before I Sent it to them. I took it to a local well qualified gunsmith at the 2010 shot show gun range of the year and he test fired the rifle finding it now jams in the tenth round which it did not do previously. He also noted an "unprofessional" appearing deburring of the feed ramps leaving worse burrs and Dremel marks all the way down into the aluminum reciever. He stated this will adversely affect any potential resale value. I took it to a second gunsmith who also test fired it and once again it jammed on the tenth round of a 10 round magazine. They found that the headspace was also short with a GO measuring gage. They noted the magazine spring is still too weak with the last round. Both did a write up and both recommended I get my money back. To that end, I wrote a detailed and objective letter and then attached the gunsmith reports and sent it to Noreen Firearms certified with return receipt. Now Noreen is accusing me of "tampering" with the magazine, and multiple gunsmiths have "disassembled" the rifle contributing to my current problems because they allegedly don't understand the Noreen product. In fact, the only disassembly was removing the upper from the Lower receivers to better view the breech and feeding ramps. They have insulted me and my gunsmiths in email replies and stated the rifle functioned perfectly when they returned it to me and they have a videotape showing it functions perfectly at the factory and good luck in court with that videotape. They will not pay the shipping costs to re-evaluate the rifle and if they don't find anything "wrong," I doubt they will pay to return it. That would be over $200.00 more out the door and I already paid nearly $1750 For this disaster. Not sure where to take it from here but the reply to my request for a shipping label was that was my responsibility and if I Don't ship it, they state I will void the warranty which it is still covered within the first year. Any thoughts? I HATE dealing with lawyers but these folks have not kept their promise of a product free of "material and workmanship" defects. In any case, Buyer Beware with this company. Yup, and some will say that with the prior known problems I should have been aware already, but I fell in love with the concept of a 30-06 in AR platform so mea cupa. If you wish to say I shield have known better, you are right but that is not helpful to me or others who may be seduced by their slick videos and ads. Thank you in advance.