!st time shooting AR

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Paul I, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. Paul I

    Paul I Guest

    Shot my Bushmaster for the 1st time. 1st thing, is it normal that the buffer spring in the stock to make noise. I thought it was loud.2nd I had a spent case to get wegded in chamber by the
    next round.Uncool ! A army rangemaster was next to me and got it unstuck. I was useing the BM mag and lake city ammo. He thought that it was because I did not tab the mag to line up the bullets.

    Paul I
  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Every AR I've shot makes the "twang!" that you heard. You'll get used to it. Don't know about your jam problem. If it was a once only thing, no worries. If it repeats, have a good gunsmith check it out. My Bushy is a bit ammo sensitive, but has rarely jammed.