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Posted: 9/1/2005 8:24:48 AM EDT
I'm now trying to learn off of the situation thats happening in the gulf states and in particular, the big easy. My question is that if a survival situation may arise, and major flooding is involved, how does the AR-15 stand up against water?

I have a Bushmaster 20" A2 with no modifications, to be more specific.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:34:53 AM EDT
tagged for when I think of a good reply related to underwater bumping...
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:42:15 AM EDT
While I never bother to read them some yahoos around here specialized in firing their rifles underwater, (although that's probably NOT what your wondering about).

IMO, one of best advantages of utilizing a mil-spec firearm for personal defense, whether it be a Garand, M14, AK or M16 is that fact that it has been tested in battlefield conditions...., a little water ain't gonna hurt your Bushmaster.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:44:57 AM EDT
Who's got the GunSmoke (I think?) torture test video?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:53:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 9:58:57 AM EDT
As long as water doesn't get into the gas tube, it should be fine. Shooting the AR with a slug of water in the gas tube will cause it to rupture. But that just means it won't be semi-auto anymore and become a singe shot bolt action rifle. So if it get's dunked, point it muzzle down, pull back the bolt, and let it drain. If you'll be in the wet, a thin film of oil over everything would be fine.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:17:46 AM EDT
You'll probably loose all your guns in a boating accident anyway, so you don't have much of a choice as far as water goes...
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:27:04 AM EDT
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