got my Saint back
Got my saint back from springfield. Paperwork said they polished the chamber which I assume means there was a burr in the chamber. Doesn't say much for their qc. Took it out to the range and 3 brands of ammo , 50 rounds each, including factory reloads and 50 steel case. Results everything went well except 1 round of perfecta i got at walmart didn't fire and 1 minor misfeed. The previous problem of empty she'll getting stuck in the chamber never occurred so polishing the chamber fixed it. I attribute the non firing round to the type of ammo and the 1 misfeed to the mag not fully installed by me. Overall satisfied the gun has been fixed and find it a very satisfactory ar but not much better the my $500 ati(300blk) or as good as my stag but it is 2 lbs lighter the my stag which is why I bought it.
Forgive the questions but did you lube it up well before firing? What ammo were you firing? Is it jammed with a round in the chamber?I also bought a Saint a couple of weeks ago and shot it for the first time this last Saturday wow what a blast but at about 80 rounds in, the bolt is totally locked up, what the chicken, I also spent many hours reading the reviews and believed I was buying a top notch entry level AR (maybe I should of bought a Smith) This is upsetting a brand new gun field striped and oiled right out of the box quit after only 80 rounds. How can I ever have any confidence in this weapon again.Springfield Armory THIS IS A FAIL
I do have one of your SAR 3 and it does function flawless and this is what I expect with this AR
I have emailed the warranty dept and am waiting for a response
Yes field striped and well lubed with CLP and yes it might have a round stuck in the chamber, not sure, but lets assume so for safety purposes the bolt is 95% closed and I cant see anything, the ammo was new inbox wolf. I do have the upper separated from the lower.Forgive the questions but did you lube it up well before firing? What ammo were you firing? Is it jammed with a round in the chamber?
When I field striped it there wasn't any burrs if there are burrs now then there is a problem with the materialI can see the teeth on the bolt and they appear to be half engaged and the bolt wont budge if it wasn't a brand new weapon I would attempt to repair it myself, I think there might be a problem with the bolt possibly burrs and if it is burrs then this weapon is no good
The entire AR/M16 line - in other words, direct impingement - are crappier compared to old M14, M1, Lee Enfields, M1903. Period. Got it.I started shooting military rifles in 1953. Cleaning my Marine Corps issued M1 was never as dirty as my Saint. I thought it was the cheap ammo that I was using. My blowback handguns never have had that much burnt gunpowder. I had no idea that it may be the design. This is my first AR15. I bought this rifle because of Springfield's quality and the reliability of of the Stoner design. That's disappointing. It seams that everything that I read was written by writers chumming up to Springfield. Are there any honest reviews anymore?