05-04-2005, 12:33 PM
Finally took my first build to the range. I put 180 rounds of Wolf FMJ through it. I was surprised at how well the brake reduced the recoil, my brother, who cringes at the thought of a 20 guage with bird shot, said the recoil was very light. The most noticable feeling from the recoil is the bolt carrier slamming back closed. Also I was impressed by the accuracy of the weapon. My kit came rather well used, with only about 60% finish, and apparently was correctly zeroed, because everyone could pop a coke can at 50 yards with it pretty consistently standing. It did have problems though, it would jam every 2 to 20 shots. It would either fire, eject the round, and then get stuck at the point where the bolt first touches the back of the next round in the magazine. this could be easily cleared by pulling the charging handle back and letting it fall again. Or it would fire, eject the round, slam closed like everything was fine, but it would'nt have stripped the next round from the magazine and the chamber would be empty. Not sure what would be causing these problems, any ideas would bew appreciated.