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hawn88
05-31-2009, 12:42 AM
I was out hunting with my new AR today and by the way we were successful.

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt164/hawn88/GregandMike002.jpg

But I noticed that when I unloaded the gun to get in the car the round in the chamber looked like the firing pin had come in contact with it an left a noticeable mark in the primer.

I was just wondering if this was normal or if I should have it checked out.

Richie Caketown
05-31-2009, 1:19 AM
My AR does it too , it leaves a very faint dimple in the primer

btw post some better pics of your AR

Arteel
05-31-2009, 1:22 AM
Perfectly normal. The ar has a floating firing pin, so theres nothing to stop it when the bolt cycles which causes a slight strike.

Blacktail 8541
05-31-2009, 7:54 AM
Perfectly normal. The ar has a floating firing pin, so theres nothing to stop it when the bolt cycles which causes a slight strike.

^ what he said. Prefectly normal.

hawn88
05-31-2009, 8:39 AM
Thanks, I was just a little paranoid about the possibility of a slamfire.

here is a pic of just the gun.

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt164/hawn88/MyGun007.jpg

swerv512
05-31-2009, 10:18 AM
Nice gun and nice shot! How far was the shot? Did you have to call your prey in closer or did you catch it unaware of your presence?

hawk81
05-31-2009, 10:36 AM
Normal.

Sky_DiveR
05-31-2009, 11:18 AM
Did you use factory or homemade rounds?

What type (V-Max, Varmint Grenade, 55gr., Horny-Lady, Feds., etc)?

Just curious

hawn88
05-31-2009, 6:37 PM
The shot was only about 25 yards. We were using a homemade e-caller with downloaded distress calls.

I was using the 45 gr winchester HP bulk pack. I haven't started reloading yet but I plan on it in the future although these shoot pretty well. I was shooting squirrels out to just over 100 yards the week before I got this guy so I was pretty confident in the round.

He came in to within 10 yards of my hunting buddy before noticing something was up. Then turned and ran right in front of me and stopped...his last mistake. We called in one more that same day but my buddy missed him on the run.