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    Bolt won't strip next round

    Failures to feed;

    Hey everyone, been having a feeding issue with my garand that I haven't been able to find much help with. It used to work flawlessly, but something must have worn over the years because usually 1 out of every 3 clips now will get through the first about 3 or 4 rounds, and when cycling will get hung up behind the next round, failing to strip it from the clip. All I have to do is bump the charging handle to cycle that round and finish the clip, but I know it shouldn't be doing this. Anybody have any ideas? I've also been using only korean surplus from the 70's for some time as well, maybe a pressure issue? Much appreciated!

    #2
    Try a new op-rod spring from Orion 7.

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      #3
      I agree with Philbut along with the spring I would also do a complete tear down ,clean and properly Grease the rifle. You say you are using Korean ammo are you using KA headstamp which is corrosive?
      If the above does not fix issue report bac and we can get into the specs of other parts

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        #4
        Agree with the above. Also, is the gas cylinder lock screw TIGHT?? Gas hole in barrel could be partially blocked. Is the gas hole completely open to the gas cylinder??
        ​Jon

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          #5
          Hey thanks everybody, I really appreciate it. And Jon, the screw is tight and to my knowledge still unrestricted. And Orlando, it is corrosive ammo, and surprisingly I only get about one dud per case! but I make sure to give it a thorough clean after every time shooting so she doesn't rust up. I've got a new milspec spring on the way, hopefully fixes the issue! I'll post after I get to put some rounds through it, thanks again everybody.

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            #6
            I wouldnt run that ammo in my Garand if you gave it to me. It has been known to have issues ,some not so plesent

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              #7
              Originally posted by Orlando View Post
              I wouldnt run that ammo in my Garand if you gave it to me. It has been known to have issues ,some not so plesent
              Can you expand on the issues?
              Anything dangerous to the operator??
              Welcome to the Addiction!

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                #8
                It is well known that many rifles have been destroyed by PS Korean headstamp ammo. There is a list floating around the internet that has some of the bad known lots but it is not all inclusive.
                For a example read post #9 Just one of the many damaged rifles by Korean M2 ball
                http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=91652
                While the OP's headstamp is KA , personally I still wouldnt touch it. Just my opinion guy

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                  #9
                  Good info, Bill.
                  Thanks for expanding.
                  Welcome to the Addiction!

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                    #10
                    Wow I had no idea that it had harmful potential; I'll have to get rid of it and dig around to see what kind of surplus I can find before having to buy those special hornady loads. Thanks for the tip, much appreciated!

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                      #11
                      Buy HXP, still loads of it around. Not corrosive

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                        #12
                        Roll your own.It isn't rocket science and your rifle's accuracy will improve.
                        Jon

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