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Posted: 2/24/2006 7:39:44 PM EDT
I just noticed when shooting my AR that rounds that have been chambered show a light strike on the primer. This is just from chambering the round! Is that normal? Dangerous? Gun is a box stock Colt 6520....

TIA
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:40:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 7:41:23 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]
common
nothing to worry about

M1as AKs and most other semi auto rifles do the same
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:46:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
common
nothing to worry about

M1as AKs and most other semi auto rifles do the same



yup. If you're woried about it, you can just ride the bolt home with the charging handle.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:49:10 PM EDT
Cool, thanks. Guess I just never noticed before.....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:00:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 8:02:28 PM EDT by bushHK]
Its normal. Especially with ARs because their firing pin moves freely instead of being held rearward with a spring. BTW, always point your rifle in a safe direction at all times, espcially when charging.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:02:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bushHK:
Its normal. Especially with ARs because their firing pin moves freely instead of being held rearward with a spring. BTW, always point your rifle in a safe direction at all times, espcially when charging.



Good advice! Under normal conditions, I don't charge a rifle untile I'm ready to shoot it.


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