New AR Olympic

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    New AR Olympic

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    My new Olympic Ar in 7.62 x 39. I have had this thing on lay away for a few months to finally get to shoot it. What happened? malfunctions from the beginning. I was so upset and used quality ammo, kept not wanting to feed from the mag. Winchester white box. Brass not steel. I am ok if it does not like cheap ammo. Expectations are ok , but after that we have serious problems.I hope this is a simple fix. i do not own any other AR's and will give this a little time and effort. I do not own guns very long that do not go bang. Encouragement needed.
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    I'm sorry to say that ARs in 7.62X39 are notorious for being jam-o-matics. Check you mags first. Are they seating properly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    I'm sorry to say that ARs in 7.62X39 are notorious for being jam-o-matics. Check you mags first. Are they seating properly?
    YEP

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    New AR Olympic

    How many diff. mags did you run in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R040607 View Post
    How many diff. mags did you run in it?
    the one they sent with it was all i had. I have not been able to find another one.
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    I have some 10 round mags I used in mine,I'll hunt them up and send you 2
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    I believe "sturmgewehr" (militaryarmschannel) has recently posted a vid/review of a device, attachment, or doodad that is supposed to assist in this matter. I'm trying to find the vid, but can't remember if it was on this forum or another.

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    wrong gizmo, wrong caliber. Please pay no mind to the gentleman behind my keyboard. He is obviously not suited to assist. Look away, look away.
    Sorry, disregard.
    My bad.

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    Sorry to say my friend Olympic uses low quality parts and ARs in that caliber tend to have issues due to the taper of the cartridge among other things. Try and sell it while people are still clamping for black rifles. Get an AR in 5.56 from a company like Colt, RRA, BCM, LMT, S&W or even CMMG or DTI. You will be infinitely better served.
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    OK, here is my idea:

    When able you should get an upper made for 5.56. I'm thinking this should just bolt onto the old lower.

    Then after the panic and when things aren't so hot look into one of these lowers:

    Rock River Arms: RRA LAR-47 7.62x39mm


    Anyone have a reason why this wouldn't work? The other option is to sell it outright and look for something else. Now is a great time to sell.
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    Mine fed alright with the 10 round mags,but I had a lug broke off the bolt,I ended up buying a new mid length barrel in 5.56 for a Mid length piston kit I had and switched the 7.62x39 upper over to a piston 5.56.I believe mine started out as a Model 1 sales 7.62x39 rifle kit about 6 years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I have some 10 round mags I used in mine,I'll hunt them up and send you 2
    WOW!! What a kind thing to do. thank you
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    Olympic Arms AR in 7.62x39mm

    Quote Originally Posted by AS90 View Post
    Sorry to say my friend Olympic uses low quality parts and ARs in that caliber tend to have issues due to the taper of the cartridge among other things. Try and sell it while people are still clamping for black rifles. Get an AR in 5.56 from a company like Colt, RRA, BCM, LMT, S&W or even CMMG or DTI. You will be infinitely better served.
    Have you sold it ?


    If not ,... are you interested in parting with it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc2013 View Post
    Have you sold it ?


    If not ,... are you interested in parting with it ?
    IIRC he posted another thread a while back that said it was running right and he was happy with it.

    Yep. found it:

    Follow Up on Olympic Ar 7.62x 39 sst
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