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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    To update the thread a bit, I dropped the rifle off to the shop I bought it in, and the store owner called in the gunsmith who built it to come check it out. I left, and when I came back the gunsmith picked it up and took it back to his shop to work on it. Hopefully I get it back operating properly, but only time will tell. I will be sure to update with any information I get

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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    I have a 15" rail on one of my rifles and I can make it flex if I wedge my finger between the rail and the barrel. The barrel will flex a lot more when it was fired. If the rail is straight (a precision ground straight edge to check) and the barrel nut and rail is machined properly the upper receiver could be out of square. Some upper receivers may have the front face (where the barrel extension seats) out as much as .010".

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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    So went back to the store today to see what was happening with the gun. The store owner had called the gunsmith approximately an hour to me arriving and he was told that the rail was defective, and was unable to be properly tightened into place. The gunsmith called the manufacturer and is waiting on a replacement rail thatís getting shipped to him. Again, will update when I get more information

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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    Is it a factory rifle or a parts build?

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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    @Hodgie itís a parts build, but was built by a gunsmith and purchased in a store

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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    Must not be much of a gunsmith. Everyone makes mistakes but when you are building guns to sell stuff like that should not pass.

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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    @dkf I fully agree. I didnít know prior to purchasing, and other than this the rifle operates great. If I get it back and it is still shooting left I will make sure to bring it to a real gunsmith. You win some you lose some I guess, I just hope it gets resolved

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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenko View Post
    @dkf I fully agree. I didn’t know prior to purchasing, and other than this the rifle operates great. If I get it back and it is still shooting left I will make sure to bring it to a real gunsmith. You win some you lose some I guess, I just hope it gets resolved
    You have the patience of a saint and whatever spiritual guidance you received from this forum, I'm equally glad you gave the vendor and the builder a second chance to make things right...
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    Default Re: AR 15 Shooting Left

    @bamboomaster Well thank you, I just feel itís improper to make assumptions on a persons quality of work based on one incident. If it was that the rifle did not operate, thatís another story, but that wasnít the case. It was out of his control and everyone makes mistakes, so no reason in my eyes to not give him a second chance.

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