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My dilemma (MSAR STG 556 vs. AR)

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So here is a quick background in to my issue and train of thought. I played competative paintball for years and if I ever got a new gun that had any issue on reliability it was gone usually within that week, lol. I bought a DPMS Panther Arms Mod A15 back in 06 and had it up until Jan of this year. The gun never had a single issue but we went to a Mobile gun show and I stumbled accorss the MSAR STG 556 (Aug Clone) and I decided to sale off the DPMS and snag an MSAR after looking online and seeing that the kinks seemed to be out of the system on the newer MSARs.

I got the MSAR last tuesday and took out to the range on Sat. Right off the bat the charging handle is way to close to the sight rail, I tore up my knuckle on both hands, lol. That is solved though I ordered a manticore charging handle extender. Then the FTF problems started. I have 5 mags for it, four 30rd mags and one 10 rnd mag. 2 of the 5 mags (both 30rnd) worked flawlessly and the other 3 were a nightmare. I looked up the mags online and it seems to be a common issue with some mags to break in and they recommended setting my gas pressure to High. So with all that I still have the nagging feeling to dump it and get another AR. Should I put more rounds through it and give it a chance or say to hell with it and get rid of it while its still practically new with only 100 rounds through it?

Is it common for other rifles to have issues like this and Im just jumping the gun (no pun intended, lol)?
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on the msar get a dremal tool push magazine follower down are just remove and remove some material from underside of magazine lips to let rounds come up a little higher witch does two things
1- slows bolt recoil down just a little so bolt does not hit so hard to rear
2- lets round in magazine come up a little higher so on bolt return makes it easier to strip and chamber also helps to kick out shot case
i have had a few of these and this always helps with ejection problems take a little at a time to much and magazine is scrape real fun guns when they are running
i use a 3/8 diameter dremel tool drum sander to me thats the easiest i have taken a stainless 3/8 rod faced off eend left a sharp edge and just run that back and forth under lips removing material also can take a hair dryer heat lips and bend out each side this is the hardest to get exact right magazines are plastic but pretty darn tough fine grit sand paper would take a while
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