This thread helped me with my problem today without you all even knowing about it. I figured I aught to thank you anyway. That "nickel high, nickel wide" gage is awesome.
I took my rifle out yesterday and it FTE'd every round. Never had this problem before with my M60. I checked everything, but could not figure out for the life of me, why it was doing that.
I got home and asked on THR what it could be. They sent me here, and sure enough, this thread was a sticky right at the top of the page.
I checked my rifle and sure enough the ejector wire was straight. It wasn't even contacting the spent casing. I thought back about how that could have happened.
It seems like I remember back when I last shot and cleaned the rifle. I think I may have thought that wire was bent and should be straightened out, while wondering how it got bent that way. I vaguely remember straightening it.
I re-bent the wire back to "Nickle specs" and then took my daughter out shooting with daddy! Not one FTE or FTF with 200 rounds. My daughter had a great time. She's 9 and is learning to shoot, and is doing quite well too! Her BB gun training in the back yard is sure paying off too. Her first 2 shots with the .22 was a bullseye off hand at 25yds.
Anyway, if it wasn't for you and the guys at Thehighroad.org, today may not have been quite as good as it turned out to be.