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I'm not really familiar with blogs, but here goes. I bought a targetmaster .22 conversion at the July gunshow in Jackson. Does not work properly. shoots two to four times then fails to eject... always a live round in chamber and empty stuck in receiver or stove-piped. Shooting a Bushmaster ORC. Have tried three magazines and four types of ammo; and cleaned and oiled the unit. Any more suggestions? I guess I'll call the mfg. tomorrow
 

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I think subgunfan bought the same unit at the gunshow. I was at the range when he first fired it and actually put a few down range with it myself. Functioned without a problem that I saw with a couple different type ammo ... Don't remember what make AR he was using ... maybe he will chime in on this one ...
 

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I called Jim Darden, who sold the unit, works for the company (may be the owner); said he would send me a new unit, along with his UPS code to return the old one. Couldn't have been any nicer, offered to return my $$ if I wasn't satisfied.
 

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Was this a used kit? One of the problems, besides a certain brand ammo that functions well, is that rimfires are not made to be dry fired. Since rimfire firing pins hit the edge of the cartridge, firing without a round in the chamber causes the firing pin to hit the chamber edge. Enough of this and you will have a small ding that doesn't allow a round to chamber or when fired and the round expands a little, the cartridge won't pull out of the chamber account that small ding holding on. I have taken some .22's and removed that ding allowing the gun to cycle properly. Check for that ding if it is used.
 

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judgedelta said:
I called Jim Darden, who sold the unit, works for the company (may be the owner); said he would send me a new unit, along with his UPS code to return the old one. Couldn't have been any nicer, offered to return my $$ if I wasn't satisfied.
The only thing better than that is to have it work right out of the box ... Let us know how it turns out ...
 

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Hey Judge:

Like Captain said, I too bought a Target Master 22RF AR-15 conversion at the last gunshow. The first ammo I tried was Fed. Champion, and like you stated, was getting a few "live round in chamber and stovepiped brass" jams. But only 1 or 2 per mag. I then tried Rem. Golden Bulllets and those ran almost 100%. I was shooting my Oly "Shortie". Have not tried the unit in other ARs yet.

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I bought one of those rigs too. I first tried Walmart cheapos and they didn't want to run. Then I put the Federal Champions that the fellow gave me when I bought it and they didn't run either.

DPMS Sportical.

I was going to try it again before I give it a complete pan.

terry
 

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To further the saga of the Targetmster... They sent me another unit. It doesn't run any better in my Bushmaster carbine than the first ( had 15 failures out of 50 shells) , but it shoots pretty regularly in my EA-15 A-2 with the 20" barrel. I'm going to talk with the manufacturer again on Monday. There must be an issue with the recoil spring.
 
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