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I've been out to the range now 3-4 times with the FS2K. I've run about 150 rounds through it. Just like everyone else has reported the trigger pull is quite heavy and gives you a work out. I haven't done anything to it other than clean and lubricate the trigger group as part of maintenance. I probably will try graphite to this area as someone else suggested.

The first 60-80 rounds I had trouble with double and sometimes triple feeds with Radway Green 92 surplus ammo even with the gas selector at the adverse setting. Very frustrating and made me question my purchase! I tried some Hornady TAP 75gr ammo in it also in that group and even that had some feed problems.

The cycling issues have improved with the last 60 or so rounds. I shot an entire magazine of the same RG ammo without a double feed. The Hornady TAP ammo worked without any problems this last trip to the range. I even tried some of my reloads and they seemed to work pretty well as I shot it more.

With the heavy trigger pull it is hard to be accurate, especially shooting off hand. On a rest using my eotech 553 the best I could do was 6" 3-shot groups at 100yds with the TAP ammo. Maybe it's me. Off hand I could just do center of mass with the eotech.

I tried a burris 3-9x scope on the gun on my initial trips to the range, but it didn't feel good so I switched to the eotech this last time out. I like it much better on this gun. The iron sites are adequate, but kind of cheesy considering the cost of the gun.

My sense is with more shooting it will get smoother and more reliable. I wish the trigger pull was lighter since really that is my biggest complaint.

I bought an offset picatinny mount to attach a TLR-1 tactical light just above the charging handle on the left. I'll post a pic of that later. I got it from "cheaperthandirt.com". It's not in the way and is functional, just not very sexy. I just ordered the ERT sling for it after watching the video. Another accessory I would consider for it would be one of those Grip Pods if I could get a short piece of railing to fit on the under side of the fore grip.

Now that it's shooting better, I feel better about my purchase. I like the length and balance of the gun, but I wouldn't feel confident about long range shooting with this the way the trigger is now.
 

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My trigger smoothed up quite a bit. I tried graphite and it helped but was a little messy so at the moment I'm trying a liquid lube that I like to use on just about everything (Corrosion-X).
Mine hasn't had the reliablity problems yours has had, hopefully it's just a break-in thing but it shouldn't be jamming and Absolutely shouldn't be doubling and tripling! I call to FN about that might be in order.
Also you should be getting a lot better accuracy. I've gotten 3 shot groups under 1" using my Eotech, I think it would do even better with a scope but haven't tried one on it yet.
Hopefully you'll get yours sorted out quick and you'll enjoy it as much as I've been enjoying mine.........................DJ
 

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What kind of mags are you useing? try new mags mine had soem issues feeds with the FN mag it came with but fine with normal and H&K mags.
 

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I've used Brownells mags with magpul followers, the mag that came with it and H&K Marine mags. Even the H&K's weren't 100% with 30rds loaded so I just load down a couple and don't worry about it.......................DJ
 

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My trigger smoothed up quite a bit. I tried graphite and it helped but was a little messy so at the moment I'm trying a liquid lube that I like to use on just about everything (Corrosion-X).
Where can I get Corrosion-X?

djpaintles said:
Mine hasn't had the reliablity problems yours has had, hopefully it's just a break-in thing but it shouldn't be jamming and Absolutely shouldn't be doubling and tripling! I call to FN about that might be in order.
Also you should be getting a lot better accuracy. I've gotten 3 shot groups under 1" using my Eotech, I think it would do even better with a scope but haven't tried one on it yet.
Hopefully you'll get yours sorted out quick and you'll enjoy it as much as I've been enjoying mine.........................DJ
What ammo were you using in your gun? That's good shooting with your eotech. It's probably me and not the gun.
 

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For Corrosion-X:

http://www.corrosionx.com/gun_use.html

I just ordered it direct from them. Occasionally you will find it in some stores. I started using it after an Ordie in Irak told me that they quit having weapons malfunctions when their units started using it instead of other lubes.

I've been shooting 69gr Sierra's in Remington brass using a non-cannister grade powder. If I were working up a load I'd start with the Sierra's and maybe WW-748, AA-2230 or similar powder....................................DJ
 

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Regarding feeding issues- Sometimes you can have trouble if the springs in the mags you are using are not broken in yet. Also with the Radway Green, I have a friend who experienced trouble using that in his FS2K. I have not shot it in mine yet. I did shoot the some of the rounds that were from his batch of Radway Green in an AR and there were no problems. -That said, I have heard that the Radway Green surplus 5.56 ammo that is on the market is a bit underpowered and that is why it can cause trouble.
 
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