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Introductions section / Re: Hello, from Galveston Island
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:58:34 AM »
It sounds like an occasional failure to feed is common with the R51 when new.  I had to give the slide a bump to get it to return to battery a few times.  After about 200 rounds the problem has not recurred.

Introductions section / Re: New Member from TX
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:52:11 AM »
Welcome from a fellow Texan!  Feel free to share your experience, good or bad, with your R51. 

R51 General Discussion / Re: Notes from a new owner
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:30:12 AM »
Good range report. Thanks for posting!
The issue with racking the slide from the closed position on a full magazine fixed itself with both my mags after the mag springs were broken in.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Article by Wiley Clapp on American Rifleman
« on: September 30, 2017, 12:10:26 AM »
It was nice to read some good press coverage of the R51.  It really is a cool design.

R51 General Discussion / Re: REMINGTON $50.00 REBATE..
« on: September 24, 2017, 12:11:49 AM »
Just got my rebate check.  Remington is pretty good about processing their rebates.  I took advantage of their last two rebates on ammo and the checks always arrived in about two months.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Issue running 7 + 1
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:57:16 PM »
Zenshot, did you also remove 1/16" or 3/16" from the bottoms of your mag followers? Or simply leave them loaded and used the Uplula?
I didn't make any modifications to the mag or follower. Just left them loaded and worked them up an down the last 1/16 inch with the uplula.

R51 General Discussion / Re: disconnect pin
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:50:51 AM »
It is certainly easy to check whether the pin seems too short or not, so I never considered it a serious issue.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Issue running 7 + 1
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:33:50 AM »
Mags are working well now.  I left them loaded for a week. Then while still loaded, I used an uplula to work the stack up and down (about 1/16 inch) a few times.  Apparently that worked.  No malfunctions when fully loaded 7 + 1 anymore.

R51 General Discussion / Re: New smoke silver R51
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:47:06 AM »
That is a sharp looking color combination. If the price is right, I could stand to get a second R51.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Aficionados are smart.
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:41:42 AM »
Mine has been running smooth as butter.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Issue running 7 + 1
« on: August 18, 2017, 10:34:50 PM »
I had much the same problem with mine.  I shortened the follower about 1/16th of a inch and it has been smooth sailing since.  Several others have done the same.

I'll give that a try.  Thanks!

R51 General Discussion / Issue running 7 + 1
« on: August 18, 2017, 11:49:32 AM »
I am having trouble running a full 7 + 1 load.  The upward pressure on the slide from the top round in the mag will not let the slide cycle. I am unable to even rack the slide by hand if I load 7 in the mag with the slide in the forward position. I have to lock the slide open, insert the mag, and then slingshot the slide.  My R51 is fairly new. Will the mags loosen up after a while? 

R51 General Discussion / Re: Fire Sale + Rebate
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:37:19 PM »
Mine was $280 before the rebate.  Hard to pass up for that price.
I don't think the low price is because the R51 will be phased out.  Many manufacturers are having rebates and lower prices.

Introductions section / Re: New member from North Carolina
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:13:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Feeding Problems
« on: August 04, 2017, 12:05:15 PM »
Got mine back from Remington, returned for a stuck slide and low POI. Got it back after too long. 

Started with no problems, but now I am getting nosedives on the 2nd round in the magazine. Never had this prior to repair.  Happens w/115 g FMJ as well as my HP defense AMMO.

POI did not change.  >:( >:( >:(

I don't feel safe using this as a carry weapon anymore.

I LOVED this gun. I could get fast, accurate groups.  Cool design, low muzzle & easy recoil. Makes me sad that it may wind up sitting in the safe.

I'll try the magazine tweaks and polishing, hoping it will help, but I've bought a CZ75 compact to carry now.  Chubby and not as stylish, but it just works.
Can Remington send you a couple of new mags? Seems like it would be an easy fix for Remington

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