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« on: July 31, 2020, 04:33:57 PM »

Hey guys, I'm new here and new to shooting in general. I chose the X95 for my first rifle as its really the most compact 5.56/223 AR-type rifle you can get in Canada and still be nonrestricted. I'm just prepping it for fist use and had a few issues

1. On the recoil assembly, I can't seem to release the bolt guiding pin. I am pretty sure the issue is that the return spring assembly isn't back far enough, but I can't actually make it go any further back than it is. The plastic buffer won't budge.

2. Sights! Overlooked this I ordered my H1 micro. What is everyone running for spacers? Costs range wildly from insanely expensive removable risers to dirt cheap rail risers on amazon. Curious what gives me the best advantage in terms of maintaining the lower 1/3.

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edit; apologies for not dropping this in the X95 subforum
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 06:02:27 PM »

OK, I assume you're trying to remove the bolt, correct? If you are, here is the page right out of the manual to be sure we're using the same terminology. Plus they have good pictures.



Yes, the plastic buffer (1) must be fully to the rear. Then you have to move the Bolt Rotation Control Bar (3) to the rear as well. Note the measurement in the picture. It denotes how far part 3 must protrude beyond part 1. If you don't get it this far back the Bolt Guiding pin won't budge. It takes a little force to move the Bolt Rotation Control Bar past the detent, but not too much. Push on it a little harder. You won't bugger the assembly.

Others will have to chime in on the sights. I'm not concerned with co-witness. At the moment I have an ACOG. If it fails, I'll have to remove it regardless. It's unlikely to fail. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 06:11:36 PM »

Thanks though believe it or not, IWI replied to an email I sent them right away (emailing the manufacturer? What a concept!)

Basically my manual is totally wrong. There is a new method for doing this. Attached it.

Of course, I have no idea how to reassemble it--specifically the control rod. It stays stuck in the extended position. Fun.

* 300BLK - RECOIL MECHANISM.pdf (993.07 KB - downloaded 49 times.)
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 06:17:37 PM »

Maybe that's unique to the .300BLK?
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 06:20:34 PM »

To re-assemble you just have to put the bolt back in, bolt guiding pin back in place and then push the bolt rotation control bar back in. You may have to use the table method to get it past the detent.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 07:14:31 PM »

To re-assemble you just have to put the bolt back in, bolt guiding pin back in place and then push the bolt rotation control bar back in. You may have to use the table method to get it past the detent.
Thanks! This was all that's needed. Turns out the control bar is real tight at least new.

So news to me, the new 5.56/223 X95's are equipped with a 300BLK internals and a 5.56 piston. Real interesting--although now the manual is very confusing. The PDF they sent helped, they just left out the part where you basically use a syringe type hold on the buffer and force the bar back in.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 04:39:22 PM »

So, do you have a 5.56 or 300blk?
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 05:45:21 PM »

5.56, but IWI is apparently shipping new units with more common parts to 300blk. Hence the outdated manual and the updated PPT.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 06:27:45 PM »

Thanks though believe it or not, IWI replied to an email I sent them right away (emailing the manufacturer? What a concept!)

Basically my manual is totally wrong. There is a new method for doing this. Attached it.

Of course, I have no idea how to reassemble it--specifically the control rod. It stays stuck in the extended position. Fun.

My manuals are wrong too and it took me awhile to figure it out.  The above procedure is exactly correct, at least for my SARs/X95.  I had even watched youtube videos and the guys didn't seem to have to pull that rod #3 back .31", go figure.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2020, 05:52:33 PM »

I wonder if there's been a change? My gun works exactly as the manual states it. I got mine in 2017.
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 06:46:14 PM »

Yes. IWI US confirmed the "new" models are all like this. The manual itself hasn't been updated. Looks like they changed the recoil assembly to have more in common with the 300blk. Cut down on conversion complexity?
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 03:54:21 PM »

I just posted on this before I saw your thread.  Yes the manual is definitely wrong as my brand new X95 5.56mm follow the bolt assembly removal instructions you shared and not what is in the manual.

You would think IWI would at least put a page insert in the box with the rifle to explain the change rather than let new new owners fumble and try to figure it out themselves like I did.  Their customer service availability sucks as well with no ability to get anyone on the phone.  That is just downright frustrating. 
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 12:27:02 PM »

So from what I see/understand is that if you have the New bolt carrier (.300 BO without the tip/nipple at the gas port end)  you will use this new procedure otherwise if you have the old bolt carrier (.556 with tip/nipple end at the gas port end) you will use the old procedure.

It sure would be nice if they would tell us/say something about changes before we have to ask them about our investigating WTF?
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 02:13:17 PM »

Agree with the WTF.  It is very unprofessional of IWI and degrades their brand and reputation.

IWI's response:

"Hi,

You most likely have a new X95. All new X95's ship with 300BLK recoil mechanisms regardless of caliber. I will include a PDF illustrating how to properly disassemble it. Thank you.


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T: +1 (717) 695-2081
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2020, 05:54:59 PM »

You would think they would include a print out of the PDF with each new rifle at the very least.
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2020, 07:18:46 PM »

Yeah that PDF doesn't tell you how to put the control bar back into position. I use a "syringe" type grp on the bar/buffer and hold everything straight, using my palm to push it back into place.

The other one the manual wasn't clear on was that the rifle needs to be charged if you want the trigger pack to drop out cleanly. And it makes NO sense when it comes to how to replace the bolt catch lever. Luckily the IWI youtube channel has a good video on that.
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2020, 03:04:06 PM »

Yeah, if you accidentally pull out the bolt catch lever it's a bugger to put back in. I did that the first time I took out the trigger pack.

In the other thread they said to use a table to push the bar back in place.
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