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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by chevyfumes, Dec 3, 2006.
Anybody ever have a problem with slamfire....?
what are those? ammo for the AR15?
An additional point of concern in the design is the inertial firing pin. A lightweight firing pin rides in a channel inside the bolt unrestrained. When the bolt locks forward during loading, the firing pin typically rides forward and impacts the chambered round's primer. In military specification ammunition and quality civilian ammunition, this is not normally enough to fire the round and only leaves a small "ding" on the primer. With more sensitive primers or improperly seated primers, this can cause a slamfire during loading.
ill i have used is military ammo, so no
but i dont think the force would be enough to set off the round.
So long as you don't just let the pin slam shut there would be no problem ever right???? I mean you can just ease the bolt shut right???
OK got it.... I have guns but haven't shot any in a long while... It's nice to learn a bit since I don't get this kind of info often.
wel not really, as the bolt goes forward, the center part rotates and locks in, thats what they train you to slam it foward, however
there is a forward assist, you could close the bolt slow, and "assist" it forward for a silent chambering of a round
As a school trained armorer in the Army, I have never heard of the firing pin dimpling a primer, when the bolt is released to go forward.
I have been witness to a couple of "cook-offs", and they are scary as hell.
I would be more inclined to suspect a headspace problem, if you get a discharge when releasing the bolt. A primer that is not seated all the way could also discharge. I have only seen that on reloads with poorly cleaned cases.
Havent had it happen, just wondering, not my rifle and I didn't buy the rounds so I don't know how cheap they are... Whats a cook off??? A primer sizzling away???
yes, in theory, you could lightly hit the primer, and it would barley sizzle, and then light off the round, or damp powder in the round could cause it to slowly light off.
i just slammed 2 rounds home 4 times and no marks at all on the primers
oooohhhhh just did it again, and sure enough, got marks, perfect little dimples on the primer
Gonna need pics now Dale....
damn i just put them back in th link
ok let me go get them again
Also were they mil spec ammo???And let me guess you did it in the house at the coputer desk... Or was it the kitchen table????
youll have to wait a bit, my camera batt. is dead
yes mill spec. ball ammo
no kitchen table, or computer desk, i was on the couch
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