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shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby A5scott » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:49 am

Hi,
I was curious, shooting suppressed... can I remove the buffer and main spring and shoot on the closed position, like a bolt rifle? or does the BCG need the buffer and spring there to stay forward in the locked position? Is there a chance it could come out of battery and slam rearward? Just to make bench shooting even quieter.

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Re: shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby bastardsonofelvis » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:14 am

Why would you take the chance of accidentally having the gas block in the wrong position or forgetting you did that and having the BCG catastrophically slammed into the buffer tube? Removing it will save very little weight and since the action isn't running with the block closed it won't be any quieter. No offense -- sounds like a dumb idea.
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Re: shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby BigBoss0311 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:30 am

clearly you have never forgotten to put your buffer and buffer spring back in your lower before racking the bcg...........if you had, you would not be asking this question............
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Re: shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby van halen » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:04 am

How do you plan to cycle the BCG to introduce rounds into the chamber?

Bad idea.
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Re: shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby rcrandall » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:39 am

You still have back pressure from the chamber too.
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Re: shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby A5scott » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:18 am

van halen wrote:How do you plan to cycle the BCG to introduce rounds into the chamber?

Bad idea.



I figured it was a bad idea, that's why I risked being branded a retard and asked the question. I've shot it with the gas turned off and yes it's noticeably quieter. Not a big deal, I still use ear pro shooting suppressed, unless I'm outdoors by myself shooting something subsonic.

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Re: shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby van halen » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:04 am

I have bad ideas all the time. You are not alone.
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Re: shooting REPR with gas block closed

Postby A5scott » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:50 pm

van halen wrote:I have bad ideas all the time. You are not alone.



Haha thanks for that

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