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Posted: 5/19/2001 4:13:53 AM EDT
a buddy of mine is fairly new to the AR, but lst nite he got all worked up about slammin the butt of his rifle on the ground and the bolt carrier cycling a little bit. Hes afraid now that if he does this by accident, that its going to discharge and blow his head off. What are the chances of this actually happening? I realize theres always a chance of AD when striking the butt of any gun hard enough, but these are battlefield rifles. Arent they supposed to take the rigors and abuse of combat and still be safe for the operator? [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/19/2001 8:42:51 AM EDT
I know guys that all have a empty chamber indicator in the M16s at work. Even on patrol. I asked why they had that silly thing in their actions and they told me that on the dirt roads they hit lots of bumps and their action would cycle. YIKES!!!!! Not a good thing. On patrol I carry my G41 in half lode mode. When needed I can cycle a round fairly readily.
Link Posted: 5/19/2001 8:49:52 AM EDT
not likely, think about it, when your gun cycles a new round the hit is a lot harded. It even makes a small ding in your primer
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