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Old 01-08-2013, 6:49 AM
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Default spikes 22 5.5" upper having ALOT FTE FTF. HELP!

Good morning calgunners! I tried out my pistol upper this weekend, amd i used
Remington hollowpoints30/50 fte 2 ftf

Winchester m22 black 15/50 fte

Federal match grade 15/50 fte 1 ftf

I kept getting alot of stuck brass in the charging handle, i guess its a "stovepipe." and im really bummed. I bought alot of the m22 and now what do i do? Cci runs perfect, and i have 2 boxes but i would hate to have to exclusively run cci. Any suggestions? I am really nervous of cutting the coils and the ejector does grab the rim really well before firing.

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Old 01-08-2013, 9:35 AM
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Have you've tried plain old' federal bulk? Had a spikes 22 upper in 16" and for 1k of rounds ate only federal bulk. CCI Minimags nope, Federal Match, nothing would feed in those first outings. After 1k of federal bulk, rifle broke in, then I could start feeding it Wolf Match, various Aquila. Also check the magazines. My original BDM mags, the plastic feed lips started to split causing FTE/FTF etc. I switched to the metal feed lip version and no issues.
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Old 01-08-2013, 5:55 PM
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The bdm mags are new, plastic feedlips. This was the maiden voyage.
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Get a brick of federal bulk and shoot through. Spikes tests on federal bulk. CCI has a waxy coating that sticks in the chamber causing issues. My upper was 95% reliable on federal bulk.
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I havent been able to find any federal!
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Try these suggestions if you can't federal bulk. Too bad you're not up north, would trade ya a box.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_282/1..._problems.html

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_282/1...ng_Guides.html
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Wow, those are awesome. Thank you. Ill have to take it out this weekend for an update.
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Wow, those are awesome. Thank you. Ill have to take it out this weekend for an update.
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Wow, those are awesome. Thank you. Ill have to take it out this weekend for an update.
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Wow, those are awesome. Thank you. Ill have to take it out this weekend for an update.
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Wow, those are awesome. Thank you. Ill have to take it out this weekend for an update.
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Spikes .22 bcg's are infamous for throwing empties into the charging handle.
One reason they were discontinued.
The CMMG anti jam charging handle was designed to help the Spikes "empties" problem.
I would also suggest getting TACCOM's pressure plug.
A bcg of any type that has any movement fore and aft can cause issues.
The pressure plug puts positive pressure against the rear of the BCG.
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Im looking for both the charging handle and the plug. Cant find either. What exactly is the plug? Can i make one. Im a machinist. Does it thread into the buffer cap until it cant anymore with complete upper installed? If so I know i can make it. And it seems like i can just fill the charging handle with jb weld. Any idea about that? Thank you
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Im looking for both the charging handle and the plug. Cant find either. What exactly is the plug? Can i make one. Im a machinist. Does it thread into the buffer cap until it cant anymore with complete upper installed? If so I know i can make it. And it seems like i can just fill the charging handle with jb weld. Any idea about that? Thank you
Taccom pressure plug
http://www.taccom3g.com/22INSERT_PRESSURE_PLUG.html

I got the reliability kit but I'm not sure if the firing pin and the extractor will fit the spikes. I have CCMG is it all fits.

Good luck.

EDIT: I forgot about your question regarding the CH... http://www.cmmginc.com/product_p/22ba596.htm (JB Weld creates heat, not sure what that would do to your CH)
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The pressure plug just slips in front of the buffer.
For a Spikes, the firing pin takes some minor fitting.
Extractor should fit.
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I just bought the reliability kit from taccom. Now im gonna bug you guys how do i make the pin fit if i have to modify it? Anybody local? Help me with my ar? We can go shooting? I dont have any mags but ammo is on me?
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Wish I could help but I'm far away from you. If you ever come up to the SF Bay Area let me know.

Dave should be able to help you with the firing pin rework instructions or point you in the right direction. That guy is awesome.

Since I got the kit I have had no issues but keep in mind I haven't shot crappy ammo thru it since (Remm golden bullets, etc). I do find that CCI mini mags are ok at first but after getting it broken in I don't need them anymore and just shoot fed bulk packs from WM. But since we can't find those anymore I'm at a lost for either minimags or 'crappy ammo'.... until I start running out of Fed's... actually I have some low quality winchester I could test out in a few weeks just to check the kit's compatibility to the ammo.

I will tell you that the kit you are getting are some high quality stuff. Makes sense to install them. The upper to lower fitmet is tight due to the plug so I had to remove the AR wedge that I put in there at first.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/698...ng-wedge-ar-15

I thinik I like my AR22 so much I was thinking of selling my 10/22.... if I ever get desperate which I'm not......... yet. I just find the AR22 more fun for some reason.

Gotta be the coolness factor or something... dunno.

BTW - You gonna fill that charging handle or get a new one? Makes a big difference.
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Hello! Well, I read that the taccom reliability makes the charging handle unnecesary, so i figure ill try it out and if anything i will get it later!
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Ok. Post what you figure out... Lates


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Get a 10/22 then feed rejects to the 10/22.
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Aahahaha that soumds awesome too taccom kit worked miracles. Only problems were duds. And i ran it WET!
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