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Posted: 10/3/2004 6:12:40 AM EST
I picked up some 5.56 blanks at the gun show yesterday, 25 for $1.00. My rifle doesn't have an evil flash hider yet, so I can't put the muzzle device (which cost $2.00) to allow it to cycle properly. My queston is, if I fire them and manually cycle the rifle, will it gunk up the gas tube, etc? Any thoughts or comments will be appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:21:22 AM EST
I've never fired blanks personally, but have heard that they are VERY dirty.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:36:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
I've never fired blanks personally, but have heard that they are VERY dirty.


Would make sense, because the ends are just closed off of the case to hold the powder in. You need a bullet or something so that all of the powder granules can burn.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 7:22:05 AM EST
I hate blanks, they just foul up the gun. Much much dirtier then live rounds.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 8:00:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Postal0311:
I hate blanks, they just foul up the gun. Much much dirtier then live rounds.



Oh yeah, 1 blank will leave more unburned powder and residue than a range session.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 8:11:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gunslinger808:

Originally Posted By Postal0311:
I hate blanks, they just foul up the gun. Much much dirtier then live rounds.



Oh yeah, 1 blank will leave more unburned powder and residue than a range session.



Yipper, in the USMC, they tried to make us shoot all of our blanks and then we had to clean our M16s, it suxd they are very dirty. I personally wouldnt shoot them, also becarefull stuff does fly out of the end of the barrel, dont be CQB with your buddies jus because you have blanks
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 8:54:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 8:55:28 AM EST by Nate1]
Blanks suck. I've had to fire plenty of them... Often they don't tend to cycle well even with a blank adapter.

No, they aren't going to harm your gas tube. The gas tube will be flushed out as soon as you fire real ammunition afterwards...
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:00:23 AM EST
Be absolutely sure of what kind of balnks you have. You do not want to fire a rifle grenade blank with the blank firing adapter on. The resilts would be very bad.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 12:39:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Doug_H:
Be absolutely sure of what kind of balnks you have. You do not want to fire a rifle grenade blank with the blank firing adapter on. The resilts would be very bad.



Mine have black paint on the crimp and are marked LC 02 and a + in a circle. (I think thats a NATO stamp, correct?)
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 12:45:24 PM EST
+1 dirty.

I threw more blanks in mud puddles than I ever fired.

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