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The things GBullet describes are exactly the problems I had with the Olympic 11.5" "shorty" I had several years ago.

When cold, it worked fine; when it got heated up, (within 7 or 8 rounds, if fired rapidly), it would fail to extract, but the bolt would cycle and try to feed a new round on top of the still-chambered empty case. Total of 5 go-arounds with 3 different gunsmiths (plus twice shipping it to the olympic factory) never did solve it.

No sign of damage to the brass rims or extractor, as if the extractor was having to pull too hard on the empty; and I could pry the empty out reasonably easily with a leatherman blade, small screwdriver, etc.

Had new extractor & extractor spring installed, had the chamber honed, even the gas port opened wider (that one made me nervous). Never, never made it functional when hot.

Of course, even though I TWICE explained to the factory that the problem didn't show up until the gun got hot, they were sticklers that their "policy" was to test-fire three rounds in a repair-shop gun. So twice they proclaimed it "fixed" & sent it back no different than they received it. The shame of it was that the gun was just amazingly accurate for such a short barrel, and if it could have been made reliable, I'd have kept it forever and been a walking referral for Olympic. But the service department's unwillingness to even attempt to re-create the problem as I explained it to them, cost them a customer forever.

I even offered to send a box of whatever factory ammo they preferrred along WITH the gun, the second time. They said there was no way around the "three-shot" function test, it was "Policy".

Finally traded it to one of the gunsmiths (who knew its problems) for the Bushmaster CAR that I still have.

In my limited experience, Olympic service sucks.
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