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Old 05-21-2016, 10:11 PM
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AR bolt failure.

NEA AR-15 bolt failed on me today...Apparently its pretty common for this breed of AR...and apparently they are really good about replacing the faulty part....so we will see I suppose....



Been happy otherwise....Except it shoots minute of barn door.......LOL.

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Old 05-22-2016, 02:22 PM
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captain2k,

So, WHAT failed and why? Were you shooting factory ammo or reloads? Just what was the bolt failure all about?

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Old 05-22-2016, 07:36 PM
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that looks scary
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:45 PM
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I was shooting factory loads....I have no idea what caused the failure...but two of the lugs broke off...and as you can see the metal is really poor looking....

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Old 05-23-2016, 07:53 AM
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I hate it when that happens

Hope they replace it for you. All the best...
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:29 PM
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The manufacturer has replied to me. And they will make good on their warranty.
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That is good that they stand behind the product. Odd that it shoots large groups because almost any AR will shoot MOA.
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captain2k,

Ok, so we have the Condition: Bolt Failure. What was the Cause?

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Old 06-07-2016, 03:53 PM
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I friend of a friend who is a journeyman gunsmith saw the pictures and figures improper heat treating....he is also a machinist and metallurgist.

NEA has had issues with AR bolt failures....
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:33 AM
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Got 1lb of CFE223 and 1lb of BLC2 and 1000 62gr fmj coming this week. Time to build some AR ammo! Still waiting for the new bolt to arrive...

Any favorite recipes or hints for AR loads?
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Will a M16 bolt fit that? If your's doesn't show up, let me know....I may have a couple of 16 bolts in my goodie box...don't even know where or when I got em.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:13 PM
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As much as i appreciate that offer. Any AR parts are ITAR controlled. Licensing and export permits etc. Bolts are cheap up here anyway. Thanks tho!
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:47 AM
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New bolt is sitting at home waiting for me
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I forgot about different country regs......
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:02 AM
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Dan,

I recently was looking at a gun catalog, I forget the name, but under some innocent items was a "56" which said on the order form page, "Not shippable to Canada. " I was surprised because I am talking magazines, bipods, even muzzlebrakes....

That is why the election of 2016 is so very important for our gun rights. Hillary will make us like Australia where pump shotguns and semi-auto rifles and shotguns are banned for honest people. Let us hope more than 50% of the eligible voters VOTE in November.

As Ben Franklin said, "A free people can vote themselves into slavery, but no slave can vote himself free....."

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