Ok, I know this has nothing to do with FAL rifles but I'm the moderator here so a) I get to call the shots and B) There's no PerfectUnion forum that covers this topic!
Yesterday I was at a 100yd outdoor target range and it happened that a gentlemen next to me had a Class III HK-33 rifle chambered for 5.56 mm (man, that thing could bark when shot!). This gun continuously jammed on him no matter how much it was lubed. It seemed as though the ejector on the rifle could not cleanly kick out the spent case from the weapon when discharged and endued up wedging the spent brass in the receiver. This created jams which were incredibly diffucult to clear and left a pile of bent and curmpled cartridges in its wake (even some live rounds!). Given Heckler and Koch's bulletproof reputation (no pun intended) for firearms, I wondered why that HK-33 weapon malfunctioned like this. I mentioned to the shooter that it looked like a problem with the ejector but he politely brushed me off. I wonder if this was because his $11,000 toy repeatedly jammed after five rounds and my $800 Bushmaster wolfed down 120 rounds without a complaint or growl - and AR-15s are supposed to be the unreliable ones! How ironic! Are there any other G-3 / HK-33 owners out there who have had similar problems?
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