Jump to content
Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!
Sign in to follow this  
Hi-Power Jack

Federal American Eagle .223 Ammo

Recommended Posts

Just shot my new AR .223, for the 2nd time, with four different brands of ammo.

 

All shot well (Aguila, WW 45 gr, Federal Bulk and Federal American Eagle -FAE)

-- all are 55 grain ammo except the WW, which is 45 grains).

 

I could "show clear" with three of them, but NOT with the FAE ?????

 

Lubed the heck out of the BCG, and sprayed the interior of the gun twice

while I shot 125 rounds - everything worked GREAT.   EXCEPT, couldn't

show clear with the FAE.

 

I shot 20 rounds of WW first and it was perfect.

Then I shot 20 rounds of Aguila - perfect.

 

Tried the FAE, and Nothing - charging handle wouldn't budge (I didn't

bother with the mortar maneuver - It fired out of the gun).

 

Then I tried the Federal Bulk - perfect.

 

Sprayed more lube into the works, and tried them all again - same results.

 

Anyone ever had a problem like that?   Any solution (besides staying 

away from FAE?).....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Easiest would be to stay away from that brand, or at least that particular flavor, since the bulk worked OK for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Give the chamber a really good cleaning. I know new melonite coated barrels require this. After you clean it really well I'll bet you'll have no problem

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DesertTortoise said:

Give the chamber a really good cleaning. 

 

Anything in particular to clean it with?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A chamber brush works pretty well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Steve & Desert, I'll give it a try - I'll try some Hoppes #9 with the brush   :)

 

Anyone ever had a situation like this = three brands work fine and one brand

sticks in the chamber (still fires, but very hard to unload a live round)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coat a live round with a black Magic Marker and run it in - then remove it (not by firing) and see where it appears to be hanging up.  Probably be easier to do after cleaning the chamber.  Or you can measure one and one of the "bulk" ones and see if you can detect a difference in the measurements.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never had that happen with any brass cased ammo. Only with some steel cased on one of my rifles with a particularly tight chamber. I've shot thousands of rounds of American Eagle without issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty sure that shooting the crap out of an American Eagle is some kind of Federal crime. :-)

A.E. is great stuff, but every gun is different! 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...