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Posted: 7/15/2001 12:21:45 PM EDT
Have you ever shot so much that your gas tube turns burning red like this? [img]http://www.m16videos.com/x/View.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 12:35:41 PM EDT
Nope - I don't abuse my equipment that way. I'd rather have it still be healthy in case I ever actually need it.
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 12:45:13 PM EDT
Just curious, how many rounds were required to cause that?
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 1:50:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Scarecrow: Have you ever shot so much that your gas tube turns burning red like this? [img]http://www.m16videos.com/x/View.jpg[/img]
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Why in the hell would I want to?
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 1:54:09 PM EDT
As an M-60 gunner in my squad I had a barrel start to glow red. Never got it white. That's what the spare barrel was for.
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 1:54:51 PM EDT
I have no idea how many rounds it took since this isn't me, its just a picture I found
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:01:50 PM EDT
I'ld have to think that the picture was taken with an IR camera. you can't see the the tube through the heat shields and hand guards
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:13:45 PM EDT
Looks to me like the upper heat shield is removed. See the squared off edge of the lower shield and the shroud at the front? CS
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:14:10 PM EDT
If it was an IR camera, wouldn't the barrel be glowing a bit too?
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:14:28 PM EDT
If it was an IR camera, wouldn't the barrel be glowing a bit too?
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:21:43 PM EDT
Hey scarecrow, I wonder if that is a Armalite ??? If so, how could it shoot that many rounds without jamming [x][x]
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 3:51:11 PM EDT
This is why I keep spare gas tubes for my rifles, being in my opinion the weakest link in the AR-15, if ever truly needed in a fire fight 1200 rounds plus could be used up quickly resulting in possible gas tube failure although not definite, but if it does fail spare tubes could be a handy thing to have.
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 4:14:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 4:30:21 PM EDT
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