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Posted: 7/8/2003 4:50:40 PM EDT
1. Is it normal when you first pull back the charging handle to be a little harder because it's resetting the FCG?

2. And is it safe to dry fire it?

3. As for cleaning the barrel with a rod, do you pull it from the muzzle, because I find it hard to push it from the chamber.

Link Posted: 7/8/2003 5:51:29 PM EDT
Number 1 Yes
Number 2 Yes
Number 3 No.

You should be able to push from the rear with Clp and little effort. Just get a 30 cal boresnake if you ever feel the need to clean it.
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 7:36:04 PM EDT
You can go from the rear if the topend is field stripped. Otherwise, it will bind the rod.
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 8:39:34 PM EDT
Say it with me... boresnakes are our friends...
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 9:12:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hbarski:
You can go from the rear if the topend is field stripped. Otherwise, it will bind the rod.

Yeah, I always recommend going for the rear after you've stripped her top end. Definitely don't want to bend that rod.

(and I think that'll be the last martini tonight...)
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 4:54:05 AM EDT
3. I use a rod and go in from the chamber end as recommended above after taking off the top. Regardless of what kind of rod you use (brass, plastic coated, etc.), it is usefull to place a single layer of cloth or a shop rag between rod and receiver so that the rod doesn't get scratched by the receiver. Try it out. I also found it awkward going in from the chamber initially, but it is easily done.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 3:43:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 3:56:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
what c-4 said.

and i HATE boresnakes. the collect all the crap in the bore and keep dragging it thru the pipe.

yeah, yeah...i know they're washable, but the premise behind them violates every known principle of good cleaning practices.

get a dewey or tetra rod. push a patch thru and remove it after it exits the muzzle...don't drag it back thru.

do not over-patch. allow the solvent soaking time to do its' work.

Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:26:56 AM EDT
Campy don't your cute little patches gather up all the crap from the bore and ...get a grip dude...same thing...and why are we cleaning an AK? Ar owner maybe?
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