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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 6/24/2001 6:29:58 PM EDT
Have you or anyone you know ever had to use the forward assist on an AR???? Or is it a "tits on a boar" kindof thing? Just curious!
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:31:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:33:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2001 6:31:41 PM EDT by aggie_cox]
yeah, its functional. ive used it a few times. i can especially see it useful in combat. mainly, when i try to sneak a round into the chamber with out letting the bolt slam forward. i think it was a genuinely useful addition to the design.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:33:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:36:32 PM EDT
Absolutely, when I screwed up the lubrication (read none) it was very helpful/essential. Not just a pretty feature but a functional one.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:39:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:40:40 PM EDT
I've used it with blanks, never with live ammo.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:42:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:43:37 PM EDT
Only once, when a round didn't properly chamber in all the way. I have since learned the error of my ways- if a round won't chamber all the way, rack it out and eject it. "If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It." Parliament, "Chocolate City", 1974. Funny how the AR-10s don't have the forward assist, eh?
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:53:31 PM EDT
Look at it this way - The Air Force doesn't like the forward assist, but the Army and Marine Corps demand that their rifles have one. Now, who do [b]you[/b] think knows more about infantry rifles? [:P]
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 9:39:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2001 9:39:44 PM EDT by Phoenix5]
The only time I had to use it was when I was breaking-in a match bolt and carrier. Lots of Break Free and about sixty rounds. Other than that, never used it.[sniper]
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