View Full Version : Hard to work m1a bolt with mag in??

June 16, 2012, 03:48 PM
Basically I cant bring the bolt back all the way when I put a empty mag in and slowly bring bolt back or decently hard as well. ( The bolt is binding with the mag lips im guessing) When I put a snap cap however in, the bolt does not bind or have problems. The rifle is brand new. Does it need to get wore in/is this somewhat normal? there is no problems with operating the bolt with no mag as well.

June 16, 2012, 04:50 PM
Try another magazine. Toss that one.

Life is to short to deal with bad mags.

June 17, 2012, 12:55 AM
That sounds very unusual. I'd contact Springfield and let them know.

June 17, 2012, 06:27 AM
The rifle is brand new.

Run a few hundred rounds through the rifle and report back. You don't often pull the bolt back on a empty mag.

June 17, 2012, 10:24 PM
^The gun will do it every time the mag runs dry. And it might prevent the bolt from coming back far enough to lock back.