ar bolt noise

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by agd1953, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. agd1953

    agd1953 New Member

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    gun)Ok, I am the parking place to start the stand. I'm quite, drove in no lights, close the door quietly. Then I chamber a round in the ar and it make that god awful metalic noise that could wake the dead. Any solutions? I've tried slow feed but unless you drop the bolt it won't chamber the round. Any sugestions?
     
  2. Catwhacker

    Catwhacker Well-Known Member

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    If it was me, I might try to load up right before I got out of the truck. That's just me though, I'm always on private land. I don't know your personal preference or local & state laws. I don't know of any "fixes" for the racket.
     

  3. agd1953

    agd1953 New Member

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    Thanks, I guess Icould do that. I live in Utah and have a concealed weapons permit so a loading the gun in the truck is somthing I could do but it makes me a little uneasy to do that.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Load at the truck thats what I have always done
     
  5. Muttt

    Muttt Well-Known Member

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    Driving up would scare em just as much a letting the bolt go home. But, I would also suggest doing it in the truck ...... but, after turning off the truck. So, you aren't chambering in a running vehicle. Big deal here in WA state.


    Either that, or wrap the whole reciever in a blanket or something, maybe a large towel, to hide the noise alittle.
     
  6. venatic

    venatic Well-Known Member

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    You must have a really quiet truck..... I think if the coyotes could hear the bolt slam they heard the truck as well. I try and be as quiet as possible as well so I feel your pain but I am not sure it is a big deal.
     
  7. ralfus

    ralfus Active Member

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    Have you considered soft chambering the round and then using the forward assist to finish seating it in the chamber?
     
  8. agd1953

    agd1953 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. If I release the bolt slowly it fails to clear the round from the mag. The bolt just stops when trying to pick up the round.
     
  9. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    When you get out of the truck, or even after you get to your stand...
    Remove one round from the mag BY HAND
    Insert the round in the chamber BY HAND
    Ease the bolt forward until it stops on the case.
    Finish seating the round in the chamber with the forward assist.
    When it's fully seated...insert your mag and you're ready to roll.

    I don't always clean my barrel between hunting trips, because it usually doesn't need it.
    I ALWAYS clean my bolt, carrier and barrel extension, so that I never have issues quietly chambering a round.

    Easy peasy.
     
  10. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Your bolt will make less noise if u switch to mil tech weapons lube. I put it on my brand new m4 during my last train up. I swear it makes the big sound smooth as silk
     
  11. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    +1. I chamber a round before I get out of the truck... when I remember to. Most of the time I do the hand load, then forword assist method as well.
     
  12. agd1953

    agd1953 New Member

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    Thanks C-Bass, Problem solved, thanks a million! :)