How hard should the charging handle be to pull back?

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  1. XDARguy

    XDARguy XDTalk Member

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    My spring in my lower seems really stiff, and I'm getting a failure to feed every time because the BCG isn't going far enough back to chamber the next round.

    Any advice?

    I've looked around, and I definitely think it's my buffer spring.

     
  2. Fdxpilot

    Fdxpilot XDTalk 1K Member

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    Do you by chance have a rifle spring in a carbine receiver extension (Buffer tube.)
     
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    XDARguy XDTalk Member

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    Nope. I got a kit from Brownells to mount my PRS on.
     
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    pballman19 XDTalk 100 Member Founding Member

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    It shouldnt be hard to pull back at all, just a little resistance from your spring, thats it
     
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    Adician XDTalk 100 Member

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    Yeah, my guess would be you don't have enough lube in it. If it's brand new, it'll take a few hundred rounds to break in.

    Good luck!
     
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    Ajcrash XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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    IIRC the springs are the same length regardless of rifle or carbine. It is the buffer itself that differs in length/weight.
     
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    Hooz XDTalk 2K Member

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    Lube lube lube. Did I say lube? Make sure you get a good coating of gun oil on the carrier, inside of the upper and the charging handle. It makes a WORLD of difference.
     
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    Are ypu sure it's not the gas block out of alignment? If the gas block isnt perfectly lined up with the hole in the barrel it will short stroke and either completely miss picking up a round, or jam it on the feed ramp.
    -Thomas

     

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