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Hi everybody! Took the XCR out yesterday for the first time. Ran a total of 200 rds thru it.20 rds at a time then shoot something else till the XCR barrel cooled down.(doing a little XCR vs. Sig556 test of my own, but will share those un-scientific results when I'm done)I had 2 fte's on the first to shots than flawless till the last 60 rds or so. The trigger would not reset it self about 7 out of 10 shots. I would have to push it forward manually. There was a noticable "click" noise each time I pushed the trigger forward.I opened up the lower and recleaned the trigger assy with Hoppes and a small brush and then gun scrubber. I then oiled it back up with CLP. It still would have to be manually reset most shots.Am I doing something wrong or am I missing something to look for? The trigger felt gritty and would jar my finger the first hundred rds or so but was feeling smoother and less painful as time went on but then the resetting issue. Any ideas? I am positively pleased with the rifle other than this. I was shooting Federal 50 gr.h.p. and Ultramax 50gr h.p. I thought I will try some heavier higher quality ammo for accuracy once the break in period is done. Anyway if anyone has an idea of whats going on I appreciate the help. Thanks! (and thank you for this great forum)
 

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Ok guys, I checked the trigger again.I seperated the lower and upper then checked the trigger operation. When I pull the trigger while holding the hammer so it doesn't slam forward, everything operates fairly smooth. Then when I recock the hammer manually the trigger resets by itself like it's supposed to. Everything looks tight and nothig feels like it's binding.The pins are centered in the lower and the springs seem to be ok. I have owned ARs for years so I'm not a complete idiot(just partially ;))I put the rifle back together and cycled it by hand with the charging handle numerous times and still the trigger has to be pushed forward over 50% of the time. I will talk to R.A. to see what I'm missing. I will call Bill S. also and set up an upgrade. I've heard nothing but good things about him on all the forums I frequent. Thanks to all for the help.
 

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did you ever get the help you needed? If not, call us, and I can have you talk to alex himself.
Terra,I did talk to Alex and he gave me a couple ideas AND gave me his cell#. Unfortunately I haven't had time to look at the rifle since. I'll check it out this week and get back to you nice folks.Thanks for wondering about me! 8)
 

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I ended up sending mine back in to R.A. Terra was very helpful and I got in back in about 10-12 days. No problem with C.S. at all. Thank you Terra and the gang! It resets fine when cycling by hand.Not sure what the problem was. Haven't got it out to shoot it yet. Ben so busy with work and a sick kid. Hopefully can get it outthis weekend and find out if it's fixed for sure. By the way, welcome to the forum rockymtnomad!
 

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Finally found time to get to the range today.(also it was 40 degrees!)Shot the XCR ,the 556 and a RRA carbine. Put another 200rds thru the XCR and about 300rds between the other two. The XCR was flawless. Turned the gas down to 2 after the first 50 rds. Not a glitch. Trigger is resetting fine and doesn't hurt the finger. Feeling a little smoother but will probley send it in to Mr. Springfield after coyote hunting has tapered off(aka motorcycle season). Shot some nice groups with all 3 guns. The XCR has a Leupold 1.5-5 illuminated circle dot on it and had a few 50 cent piece size 3 shot groups at 100yds. It was a fantastic day of shooting. I am liking the XCR more and more!
 
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