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    Bolt wont come back on empty mag

    When i have an empty mag in my gun something stops me from pulling the bolt all the way back. Its an ASC pinned to 5 .308 Mag

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    Did you try multiple mags? Could be the magazine, something causing the follower to not rise high enough on empty to catch the bolt. Or, your mage release is too tight, not allowing the magazine to seat all the way up, but just enough to catch so that it doesn't drop out freely without pressing the release. Loosen/lessen the spring tension on the mag release and try again.
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    Sorry, i was in a hurry when i posted that. The bolt actually stops a third of the way back. It seems to be hitting the metal on the top of the mag. Im wondering if its a mag issue or a gun issue.

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    Does this happen only when the mag is in the rifle? On All mags?

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    well, you could always try a different gun........?











    sorry, being a smartass......... try a different mag i would think seems like the first thing to do!
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    Well the issue is i only have one mag. Im broke as hell because i just bought an XCR in Canada so i can't afford more

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    seems like some careful observation would be your next best bet, at least until you can procure a second mag? try as many different ways as possible and observe.(mag in, mag out, upper on, upper of etc) so that you can familiarize yourself with the mechanism enough to determine the cause........
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    When you separate the lower from the upper, check the ejector bolts and the bolt hold open for unusual wear, just in case the bolt group is hitting anything there.

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    Well i would but i have about 16 rounds through it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopar15 View Post
    Well the issue is i only have one mag.
    Well, I guess that's better than only one round . . .
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