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R51 General Discussion / R51 fired without cartridge fully seated.
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:35:06 AM »
Hello all.  I recently joined and outside of a post in the new members section this is my first post, I hate that its a controversial one.  I and my wife have shot my new gen 2 R51 on 3 occasions without an issue until yesterday.  Have had maybe 2 boxes through it total.  Yesterday while at the range I shot about 4 or 5 mags of winchester white box 115 gr fmj.  On the last mag the next to the last round went off out of battery or not fully seated.  It blew the last round down through the mag along with the follower, spring, and baseplate onto my little finger which was wrapped  under the grip.  As always (and fortunately) I was wearing gloves, eyes, and ears.  My glove was cut and my pinkie finger is still numb but I'm otherwise not hurt, but pretty shaken up.  I've been shooting for over 20 years (thousands of rounds) and this is the first time I've ever had a catastrophic firearm failure.  I found all the mag parts/pieces except for the spring. I called Remington customer service and told them what happened and am waiting for them to call me back...they will probably want to exchange my R51 for a new one but I'm scared to death of the R51 now.  Last night I examined the firearm and documented it well with pictures and video.  My Borescope revealed the case (still lodged in the chamber) is sitting about 1.5 to 2 mm out from the head of the chamber.  Has anyone had this or something similar happen with the Gen 2 R51?  I knew the gen 1's had some issues with out of battery discharge but I never owned one.  It's too bad, I really liked the way the R51 looked, handled, and shot.

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Introductions section / Hello, r51 new owner
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:54:09 AM »
Hello from Oklahoma.

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