Re: AR-15 Question? Carrier Hangs?!?!?
Cap, be sure you have the correct buffer and spring for the 16" barrel. Sounds like the bolt/ carrier assembly is recoiling too far back into the buffer tube (or not far enough) or maybe is catching on the little detent pin that keeps the buffer and spring in the tube. Also, check that the cotter key that locks the firing pin in is a little below flush on both sides of the carrier.
The AR's can be finicky, but I haven't seen one do this, so am only guessing. If all else fails, a good mouse gun armorer can quickly diagnose it if they look at it.
Good luck, Tom
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Last edited by specweldtom; 12-04-2008 at 01:10 AM.