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AR15 bolt failure!

Had the bolt in my ar shear today. The bolt sheared right at the cam pin...this bolt only had around 3-4k rounds through it.There are only a few companies that make bolts then distribute to many companies. this bolt was purchased late in 2012....check em if u got em!

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Chit happens!!!

Chit happens!!!

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I understand that this is not

I understand that this is not uncommon. I'm a marine; but I also understand how the bolts are manufactored (sp). 3k on bolt is not chit happens, its premature failure. If it had 10k through it I wouldn't have posted it asking those that may have a bolt produced in late 2012 give it a check. It also serves for those that dont know to check this point for stress...well, they should be. That is all.

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Premature failure is exactly

Premature failure is exactly what I meant by my statement!!! It shouldn't have happened, but it did, just like I mentioned in that quick two word comment.

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