Hey guys. So I have an issue, and really Im just trying to diagnose the problem. But im not sure if its my rifle, or the ammunition. So heres the scoop....
Ive been buying reloads from a local guy. He has a pretty impressive setup ie. machines, loading supplies, gunsmithing. He seems knowledgeable and I genuinely like the guy. Ive ran over 1000rds of his 9mm, 0 issues. However, I got some 556 from him, only ran 100rds and Ive had 2 rounds stuck in my barrel and ruined the shooting day because I couldnt get the casing out. First time, I got a cleaning kit from Nashville armory, took the rod from the kit and pushed the round out. Did not save the casing. Today, it happened again. Saved the casing, and Ill attach some pictures. Looks like a piece of the rim is missing after being fired. First time this happened, I thought maybe the "lightweight" spikes BCG was the culprit. Ive heard they can be unreliable. So today I threw in my SLR rifles BCG in, and 1 mag later, happens again. Spoke with him, and he thinks I need to replace my barrel because Ive ran too much steel case through the chamber and he thinks those rounds have damaged the system. Im unconvinced. Or, he could be correct. Just curious on opinions here. Not sure it matters, the rifle is a custom build from Royal Range. BCM/Aero with Faxon barrel. (not an inexpensive setup)
Appreciate the help!
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