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Posted: 11/19/2008 12:44:58 PM EDT
What happens when you leave out the cam pin?  Several sources of data indicate the rifle will "explode", but I was hoping to hear from first hand accounts of what actually happens.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:46:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:15:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I'm kind of afraid to ask why you want to know.

I am simply just curious as to what constitutes an "explosion" in the minds of the people who write the manuals.  

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:52:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:17:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
The cam pin is what causes the bolt to lock into the lugs before it fires. Without the cam pin, there is a very good possibility that the bolt may not lock closed. But it may close enough that the rifle could still fire. A rifle firing out of battery isn't something I want to experience.

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