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Posted: 8/6/2001 9:15:47 PM EDT
I have heard people saying their brass goes 25ft, others go 10ft, and then some basically just fall out. What would be the optimal distance (if there is one) for ejecting brass in a 16" carbine and an AK47? And Why?
Link Posted: 8/6/2001 9:23:25 PM EDT
AR goes about four feet to the side. AK kicks it out about fifteen feet. Don't know why.
Link Posted: 8/6/2001 9:27:27 PM EDT
85 ft. Thats far enough that when the crime scene investigators come they will place the shooting in the wrong place and none of the evidence will fit. But really it doesn't matter. It is a function of many things. Bolt speed, extractor stiffness, ejection angle. If the gun has an adjustable gas system you can sometimes adjust it but unless it is failing to eject then I wonldn't worry about it. I do know that when I take my M17 to the range I have to set at least 2 benches from anyone else. [sniper]
Link Posted: 8/6/2001 9:30:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2001 9:42:39 PM EDT
THe brass in my AR always lands at the 2oclock after it bounces of of the deflector on the upper. My glock ejects over my right shoulder. Most of the other guns I shoot eject to the 4oclock. I prefer it to go far rather than short, hot brass hitting you body sucks. I hate shooting the browning 22 that ejects straight down into my forearm.
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 4:21:10 AM EDT
My AR used to shoot it out about 4-5 o'clock and 15 or so feet until I tried to replace the extractor spring. I couldn't get the damn think in the hole. I put the original back in and think I compressed it some more. Now, my AR15 currently shoots it out at about 2 o'clock at about 7 feet. My M16, about the same 2 o'clock (with a D-fender). The reason the AK's shoot them so far is because of their fixed extractor built into the receiver. (At least thats what I believe)
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 4:33:52 AM EDT
Aslong as your not getting hot burning brass in your face its ejecting just right.
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 5:01:06 AM EDT
If it's Berdan primed corrosive Russian crap,it drops at your feet. If it's prime grade-A reloadable and desirable, look in the next area code. The Shooter [sniper]
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 5:03:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 5:03:25 AM EDT
I'll bet I can get 30 feet out of my HK91... My ARs seem to throw it in the same spot about 7 feet away...
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 8:27:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 8:38:41 PM EDT
AR's - about 5-7 feet @ 4 or 5 o'clock. I have seen AAR's pitch 98/100 into a bucket placed thereabouts, so no trouble. AK's and SKS's - generally up! I am often cleaning 7.62x39 brass out of the rafters in the overhead. The Mini-14 and Mini-30 have a similar problem, unless it is a Ranch Rifle. Mini-series Ranch Rifle - Across the street, over your right shoulder. I have seen these things toss brass a good 30-40 feet at times, and that gets a little old when you have to police brass. M1 Garand - My Favourite! Flop, flop, flop - about a foot stright to the right. Most pistols can have the brass distance reduced by installing a stronger recoil spring... FFZ
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 9:02:18 PM EDT
Funny...I had a Desert Eagle .50AE eject a casing right at my forehead... My Beretta 92 typically ejects them at the 5 o'clock position, pretty much over my right shoulder.
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 9:05:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FreeFireZone: AK's and SKS's - generally up! I am often cleaning 7.62x39 brass out of the rafters in the overhead.
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I hear, ya. I once had an empty land right in the open breech. My only malfunction in my SKS. Million to one shot. My AR spits the empties 8-12' away, 4 o'clock position.
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 9:09:45 PM EDT
The PSG-1 spits brass 6 meters. That's why the USG didn't contract it for the general issue sniper rifle. Or so I've heard.
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 10:01:33 PM EDT
My friend was shooting 45 Super at a indoor range and the brass was bouncing off the plexiglass 5 feet behid him and zinging about 5 lanes down (15 ft). It was something to see, would'nt want a half moon on my forehead from one of those!
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 10:41:17 PM EDT
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