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Posted: 2/24/2007 5:09:33 PM EST
Why was the "hook-type" charging handle inside the carrying handle replaced with the "pull type" charging handle behind the carrying handle? The hook type looks a bit faster, but it seems like you might be able to get more leverage on the "pull type" ?
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:10:58 PM EST
here's what I mean when I say "hook-type" charging handle:

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:50:02 PM EST
The on top charging handle requires a large slot on top of the receiver, a place for such things as sand to enter the action.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:54:58 PM EST
Thanks!! that explains it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:02:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 6:04:42 PM EST by Molon]
Also, the slot cut in the upper receiver weakened the receiver and supposedly the charging handle became extremely hot after the rifle was fired for a while.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:05:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Molon:
The slot cut in the upper receiver weakened the receiver and supposedly the charging handle became extremely hot after the rifle was fired for a while.


That would make sense as well, since such a configuration would leave the charging handle much closer to the face of the bolt. Those original charging handle weren't actually a part of the bolt, were they?
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