View Full Version : AR 15 bolt seems tight

03-27-2011, 8:47 PM
I wanted to ask some help about a issue. I just bought a stag upper from a gun show this weekend I inspected everything but noticed I could not get the bolt to fling out like I have had in the past. Hard to explain but I took apart the whole bolt assembly cleaned and oiled it and it still seems like it sticks I have to pull the bolt out of the assembly. I hope my terminology isnt too bad but wanted to ask if maybe this would clear up after a few rounds or is this a gun smith question?

03-27-2011, 9:01 PM
As in a smooth movement of the bolt in the bcg?

03-27-2011, 9:06 PM
dont worry about it, it's probably just the gas rings being tight. it should not hinder operation.

03-27-2011, 9:12 PM
New, tight gas rings, it will loosen up.

03-28-2011, 11:34 AM
Yes the Bolt doesnt come out of the bolt carrier group very easily. I had an M16 for a long time before when I took the bolt apart I would test it by pushing the bolt in the BCG then fling it out to make sure its loose. As much as a I oil or clean this new one it wont do that but again I havnt tried to fire it either

03-28-2011, 11:42 AM
you should probably just shoot it then.

03-28-2011, 3:15 PM
There's nothing wrong with it.

03-28-2011, 4:42 PM
Thanks for all the replys this is my first AR that I have built proably will build more!