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Posted: 3/13/2005 4:00:09 PM EDT
Thought I'd ask here before sending my cheesy question to the History Channel.

Is it the properties of the 7.62 casing?
Is it something to do with the extractor/ejector?
A combo of both?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:01:36 PM EDT
Very strong ejector probably.  HK91s are the same way.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:31:37 PM EDT
If you want to hike to pick up your brass try a Desert eagle that puppy tosses them all over!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:07:14 PM EDT
 Lots of energy imparted to the moving parts by the gas piston, less likely to be held up by things like sand, mud or rust and still able to function with the reduced pressures at sub zero centigrade temperatures.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:13:28 PM EDT
my CAI cetme does the same thing, (about 20 feet) i think the roller system causes more powerful kick-back to the bolt. also a good solid extractor.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:43:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:00:35 PM EDT

If you want to hike to pick up your brass try a Desert eagle that puppy tosses them all over!

Better yet I had a Camp-9, that sucker will chuck some brass
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:14:26 PM EDT
it's happy!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:39:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:41:42 PM EDT
I'm just gonna guess and say it's wiggle room to ensure positive extraction and ejection in adverse conditions.  I'm gonna further guess that the makers of these weapons would think the american fascination with grouping the damn ejected cases is a little strange  
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:35:57 PM EDT
Well conservation of momentum. The bolt carrier is moving fast when the case hits the ejector. The extractor holds the rounds very well. So the cases go nice and far.

The only gun i don't like the ejection in is my cz52. Mostly because I want to keep the boxer primed brass and it's hard to find it all. I always loose some.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:40:51 PM EDT
My SKS threw some up and hit the cover came down and cut me axross my nose.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:31:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:54:00 AM EDT
Brass??? Now what is that again???

Mine slings em pretty far as well...Good springs..
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:44:29 AM EDT
Spent casings launching out to 20 feet is better than casings landing 5 feet. A good positive, strong extraction is very important in a combat weapon.

Just my $.02
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:47:33 AM EDT

How's come an AK throws brass so far?   so you can hit the AR owners down the firingline. nothing as funny to watch then someone doing the hot brass down the back of thier shirt dance. mmk

Worst part is that by the time you get 'em, they've cooled off!
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 11:37:43 AM EDT
My DR200 does the same thing.  These are not the guns for folks wanting to police up their brass!
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:32:52 PM EDT
My Mini 14 Ranch Rifle really launches the brass out there too.  Sometimes when I'm shooting at a covered range, it bounces off the ceiling and back down to the floor.  When I shoot at a buddies farm, I hardly ever find more than a few rounds of spent brass.  
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:35:20 PM EDT
My AK has never thrown brass.  It does a very good job of throwing hot steel at other people on the range though.  
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:18:21 PM EDT
AK's are over gassed for reliability when they get dirty. My G3 will toss the empty cases pretty far too. Good thing I don't want to reload for either of those guns. My AR will put all my brass in a tiny pile at about 5 o'clock, which is very nice for clean up. My Garand spreds it out a little but it doesn't go too far and I usually find most of that brass too.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:50:54 PM EDT
now i know what you guys mean.

i shot my ak the first time sunday and it threw the brass out...it bounced off the wall, hit the other wall and then came down.  i was at the NRA range.

that was fun getting hit in the head after it bounced off a couple walls.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:04:18 PM EDT
When we go shooting I try to get the bench to the left so I don't get showered with casings from the AK s we shoot. My buddy and I generally take turns hitting each other with the ejected casings so it works out even over time. When I got my first AK I was amazed how far they went. The benches at the range were pretty close together and I was finding them six benches over. When there is somebody else on the range I try to get as far to the right as I can to minimize "collateral damage"
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:36:08 PM EDT
It's just how AK's are designed...throw alot of lead and brass in all directions and maybe you'll hit something or burn the crap out of em. (since they're not as accurate as AR's I mean)
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 10:43:12 PM EDT

since they're not as accurate as AR's I mean

Depends on who is doing the shooting
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 1:40:23 AM EDT
Amen to that, I am as accurate with my AK as with any of the Bushmasters I owned...only the bullet holes are bigger.

As for chucking the casings, I can only think that it was devised to annoy the living shit out of the Anschutz .22 shooter doing 1 shot per 15 minutes on my far right on the range. And brighten his day with a steady stream of green laquered steel flying in front of his sights/hitting his barrel etc etc...

Makes you wonder why they assign me the far right spot these days...
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 1:50:58 AM EDT

My DR200 does the same thing.  These are not the guns for folks wanting to police up their brass!

I was going to mention about mine doing that too.  DR200 seems to keep them all in about the same area though.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 1:55:49 AM EDT
When I was running the cheap Egyptian 8mm, my G43 would throw the hulls a measured 32 feet to four o'clock. Getting the camel shit from the primers out of the gas system was a bitch.
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