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I installed a PCS buffer in my Vector 53 and the bolt and charging handle wont go back far enough to lock it back. Common or not?

UPDATE. Fixed it. Was the stock extention. Where the recoil spring sits in a raised cup that limited the travel by 1/8 of an inch. Drilled it deeper.
 

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That seems odd. Charging the BCG shouldn't go THAT far back. Was it an issue before?

I would disassemble/reassemble and check to see if I still had the same problem.
 

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My Vector has a buffered carrier. Not saying that's your issue, but that would make sense if the buffers are hitting each other.
 

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Never did it before.Only does it with heavy buffered stock. My bolt-carrier is not buffered ,Its a real 53 carrier I installed.
 

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A good way to check this is remove the trigger pack put the stock back on and pull it to the rear looking through the Open receiver you can see what it is hitting on

Also check the length of your recoil rod. I have seen many vector that the recoil rod is too long when you put a factory cap on sometimes it pushes the recoil rod up a little when this happens you will not be able to put the cocking handle into the cocking notch.
 

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Thanks ghilli, your correct its not the buffer. It seems to be the recoil rod assy as you suggested. It bottoms out on the charging handle with this stock assy. Just got the buffer and stock. My recoil rod is exactly 9 5/8 long. I suspect the cocking tube support may be out of spec.
 
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