I've found with the FS2000 that sometimes if you put a magazine in when the bolt is locked back the vibration will sometimes jar the bolt into releasing. This is especially the case if you are in an awkward shooting position and bang the gun on something while moving. However it will not get a good release and the bolt will only close part of the way. But when you try to retract the bolt you will give yourself a doublefeed. The solution of this is to try not to put a loaded mag in when the bolt is back.The one recurring problem I experienced in the class was not the rifle's fault. I had a mag issue where the mags caused a double feed a few times. The mags were brand new HK mags and the springs had not properly broken in yet. The double feed issue disappeared once the mags got used a few times. However, during the class it necessitated a few extra transitions to my pistol.
I have found mine to be prone to the exact opposite. If you put a full (as in 30 round) mag in there with the bolt forward, you'll generally not have enough force to seat the mag all the way. The rifle will strip two or three, and then either fail to feed, or stovepipe the round.bullpuppy said:In other words you are firing the gun and it goes click when you pull the trigger, indicating that it is out of ammo, simply remove the old mag and put a new mag in and THEN work the bolt rather than locking the bolt back before you you put the new mag in.
But if you are at a shooting range or a class you may be required to lock the bolt back during ceasefires. Now when you put a magazine in sometimes the charging handle will slide out of its groove and let the bolt slide forward. But it will not go all the way forward and when you pull it back to feed a round you may get a doublefeed.
The correct thing to do if the bolt does not go all the way forward is to drop the mag and work the charging handle so that the round that has not chambered will fall out of the magwell. Then let the bolt go forward before putting a mag in and THEN use the charging handle to chamber a round.
Many instructors teach loading M-16 mags with only 28 rounds to allow seating with the bolt forward in the case of tactical reloads.homeyclaus said:I have found mine to be prone to the exact opposite. If you put a full (as in 30 round) mag in there with the bolt forward, you'll generally not have enough force to seat the mag all the way. The rifle will strip two or three, and then either fail to feed, or stovepipe the round.
If you keep the bolt back when doing mag changes, you run the risk of the bolt slipping loose and going partially forward. If you cycle it back at this point you will have a double feed.Keeping the bolt back on mag changes prevents that, as would keeping the mags at 28. YMMV, of course.
.SURFER22 said:Has anyone brought a FS2000 to one of the available carbine classes that are being offered by various instructors? Any feed back on the FS200 versus the M4 type platform?
Thanks for any info! :?