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    Make sure the barrel extension is not cracked, it may not be obvious until you take the barrel out of the upper.

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    I've never felt the need to High Pressure test my own bolts! You really are a do-it-yourself kind of guy, huh?



    Glad your OK! I'm interested to see how everything fares after inspection, and what Federal has to say!


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    I'm glad things didn't go sideways and you're ok bro. Hope you can finagle a new upper out of this.
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    Sorry for the delay, after I went through this ammo, to my dismay, it does NOT have a Lake City stamp on the casing. I'll get some pictures here soon.

    Something is fishy, as Recob's had informed me lastnight after I spoke to him that this was indeed, "XM193" and not "PD", etc..

    And to be clear, Noveske didn't assemble this upper for me, so they have nothing to do w/this situation.

    This barrel/upper receiver have a shit ton of rounds through it, all knowing that that little lip had existed. I doubt the receiver feedramps has anything to do w/this situation though based on the amount of rounds i've had through this combo. But ya never know..





    Camera sucks, cannot get a good picture of the head stamp.

    On the top it is ––––-" F C"

    on the bottom it is ––––––" 223 o REM "

    while im no ammo buff, that doesn't sound like real 193 to me.
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    FC is Federal Cartridge. There is a slight chance that you had a headspace issue since you have said that there are a shit ton of rounds through the upper and barrel. I would clean the weapon and see if you can get a headspace gage and check it.

    That being said it is more than likely an ammo problem. Like I said ANY ammo can have issues. Military ammo gets reclassed quite frequently due to malfunctions or related issues.





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    What usually happens in cases like this? Does the Ammo manufacturer pay to rebuild the upper? Do they send it off to a third party to determine what went wrong? Does it depend on manufacturer what kind of service you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iraqgunz View Post
    FC is Federal Cartridge. There is a slight chance that you had a headspace issue since you have said that there are a shit ton of rounds through the upper and barrel. I would clean the weapon and see if you can get a headspace gage and check it.
    Roger, will report back on the results.


    That being said it is more than likely an ammo problem. Like I said ANY ammo can have issues. Military ammo gets reclassed quite frequently due to malfunctions or related issues.

    Agreed that any ammo can have issues, if I can come out of this with a still decently used barrel and just have to up the cost of a new bolt, i'll be extremely happy.

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    Derek,

    Glad you're alright brother.

    Keep us updated on the status of everything.

    Will be interesting to hear what the ammo manufacturer has to say.

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    Lake City XM193 has the heat marking where the brass necks down, at least all the Federal XM193 and white box Lake City XM193 I have does. Why does that not have the typical heat discolor I'm used to seeing?

    Just to admit, I do not know what the heat mark is from or why it is there, I just know I see it evertime I open my ammo. When I look at the picture a few posts up, I instantly noticed that the brass is a constant color and not the same as what I am used to holding/seeing.

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    Glad to hear you're okay and let's hope it's just the bolt that's screwed. Keep us posted.

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