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Posted: 8/16/2003 9:24:44 AM EDT
I am wondering how you guys chamber a round as you insert a new loaded mag. You use charge handle or bolt release button? and why?
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 10:00:40 AM EDT
Depends on the bolt position. If the bolt is to the rear, open, then I use the bolt release. If it is closed, then I use the charging handle.
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 10:22:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2003 10:23:18 AM EDT by Zardoz]
I use the bolt release, since I always lock the bolt to the rear, before inserting a magazine. It never hurts to take a quick peek to make sure there's nothing there that shouldn't be.
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 10:22:29 AM EDT
both ways! Prefer the button, I like the sound.[:D]
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 10:47:08 AM EDT
99% of the time it's the bolt release. I keep the bolt open when empty and on the range. Safety thing [;)]
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 1:54:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TomJefferson: both ways! Prefer the button, I like the sound.[:D]
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Aaaahhh; once again TJ and I are playing in the same ball park [:D]
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 2:36:06 PM EDT
I like to use the bolt release if I can remember to lock it open first (assuming first load). That way you don't have to beat the piss out of the full 30rd mag to get it seated. Plus you don't run the bolt slowly over the round (for whatever reason that always seems to scratch the case when normal firing doesn't. After it's loaded it's always the bolt release.
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 7:11:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2003 7:14:28 PM EDT by Shal1]
Mr. Stoner put a bolt release there for a reason... use it! It drives me nuts when my brother pulls the charging handle back to release the bolt. It seems to be a good habit to get into... imagine all the wasted time / exposure in a serious situation releasing the bolt w/ the charging handle. Scot
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 9:40:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2003 9:41:04 AM EDT by 123whisper]
Bump! Or...as you go to shoulder the rifle, use the hand of the same shouldrt you are going to shoot from, and just quickly smack the buttstock. Might work with you, might not. It is something to remember if your arm doesn't work right some time. Behind cover, use of only one arm, insert mag, jounce rifle butt on ground, proceed to shoot. Never know, could save your butt some time.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 10:59:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By armabill: Depends on the bolt position. If the bolt is to the rear, open, then I use the bolt release. If it is closed, then I use the charging handle.
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I do the exact thing. but if you are only referring to a spped reload where you are empty and going for a mag change with your bolt lock open, I would always use the bolt release because your support hand feeding the magazine are already over the button. insert, slam the release. that simple.
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