AR-556 suddenly wont eject casings today

Help Support Ruger Forum:

llymphs17

Bearcat
Joined
Mar 8, 2024
Messages
7
Location
Tennessee
Stock gun. Hasn't been shot in about 1 year. But am using same ammo that has never caused an FTF or ejection failure. High quality PRC ammo. Some red tip, too.
Nothing has changed since last shot, cleaned and stored.
Help?
 

llymphs17

Bearcat
Joined
Mar 8, 2024
Messages
7
Location
Tennessee
Cleaned last year, everything seems fine, no changes.

Sat because of life/death and other unplanned events...and, it's not the only firearm. Actually forgot I had it lol.
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2007
Messages
10,465
Location
missouri
Won't eject? Case stays in the bolt face? Is the bolt cycling fully? Did you try to cycle a few unfired rounds by hand?
Ejector might be sticky. Gas tube might be clogged.
'Or better question, why do you let firearms sit an entire year without cleaning?'
I see no reason a rifle cleaned a year ago shouldn't function today.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

llymphs17

Bearcat
Joined
Mar 8, 2024
Messages
7
Location
Tennessee
Won't eject? Case stays in the bolt face? Is the bolt cycling fully? Did you try to cycle a few unfired rounds by hand?
Ejector might be sticky. Gas tube might be clogged.
'Or better question, why do you let firearms sit an entire year without cleaning?'
I see no reason a rifle cleaned a year ago shouldn't function today.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
Don't judge. You may not have made it thru my last year unscathed in some way. God is merciful.
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2007
Messages
10,465
Location
missouri
"Don't judge. You may not have made it thru my last year unscathed in some way. God is merciful."
Begging your pardon, I did not intend to be judgmental. FWIW-My comment was directed toward Jeepnik's post. "Or better question, why do you let firearms sit an entire year without cleaning?"
A firearm is mechanical so unless there's some sort of environmental factor, a stored gun is no different than any other mechanical object.
 

s4s4u

Hunter
Joined
Dec 16, 2006
Messages
2,156
Location
MN, USA
Clean and lube It's been sitting a year. Or better question, why do you let firearms sit an entire year without cleaning?

You clean guns that are clean, just to clean them again? I often have guns sit for some time after use, after cleaning, some for more than a year. I do agree that lube might need to be freshened.
 

Latest posts

Top