Short Stroking and may not be gas block


BTW, thanks for all the input, guys. I really appreciate it. I would keep testing with different parts, but I already dropped $60 more in new ammo to test on a project intended to be cost effective. lol I could buy more parts, BCGs (and I will eventually), and shoot more to get it working, but it’s not practical for me to do now.


I have tried the light weight bolt carrier and saw very minimal improvement with recoil and a reduction in reliability. Your rifle should function with the standard BCG in any case. Sorry we couldn’t find a quick fix, but if the retailer will give you a refund, then that is probably the right way to go. Good luck with your next purchase.