Hello All. I recently took delivery of my REPR 20". Was looking forward to shooting her, and in fact got a sub-MOA set off at 150 yds before even sighting in my Nightforce. But, here's where the fun ended. I tried to function test with the supplied C-products mag. The REPR just can't be manually cycled. The bolt would not fully close when a shell was chambered. Using the integrated forward assist, snap-caps, and a variety of ammo (including ammo recommended by LWRC), I was still unable to prevent jams and get a round to fully chamber manually by racking the bolt handle, then releasing the BCG to chamber a round. I think the bolt extractor isn't grabbing the case rim, causing a double feed upon cycling or a stuck case in the chamber. I am using the supplied C-products mag, but the same happens with recommended DPMS mags, so I couldn't necessarily blame the mag.
So, then, my dealer switched out the upper and the BCG jammed with a live round chambered while trying to manually cycle the action again. It took a few taps with a rubber mallet to unjam the BCG. I had the dealer do it because it was stuck with a live round chambered!
The, we went out and shot 20 rounds through her with no apparent problem. I have yet to try and re-create the problem, but will do so in the future. If it continues the dealer promised to give me my money back. I was told to shoot 100 rounds through her and see if it continues...that perhaps the extractor and spring are too tight. But, I can't believe a $4K rifle is doing this.
I was hoping that LWRC or someone from the forum can tell me what is happening and how to prevent this. For a long-range accuracy weapon that is not bolt-action, the REPR is one hell of a rifle. But, if it cannot reliably cycle and chamber I'm afraid it's back to the drawing boards for this one!
There is stuff on snipershide.com about this, too. http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthr ... er=1596018
Any ideas greatly appreciated.