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    Default Can anyone share some myths in AR-15

    The Armalite made the AR-15 as a military rifle back in the 1950s. But it never found the success it deserved.
    is it true?

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    It was developed in the 50's, yes.

    But is it really a good design that brings hot, dirty, gasses back into the receiver? I don't think so. It should have been left for dead...

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    It was originally supposed to use IMR propellent, military being cheap used ball propellent. Which is why the were so many issues in Vietnam. Every firearm deposits gas some place where function is critical.

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    People think that piston upper ARs are the future but the gun was designed to have reciprocating mass going into the upper receiver and rod and piston is definitely misapplied in this application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyDaBull View Post
    Every firearm deposits gas some place where function is critical.
    Most other gas operated firearms dump into places away from the receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SammyDaBull View Post
    Every firearm deposits gas some place where function is critical.
    Most other gas operated firearms dump into places away from the receiver.
    Name one. Then it wouldn't be a gas operated firearm.

    Even direct blowback still leaves deposits in the chamber and the rest of the firearm.
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    Look at M1 carbine, Garand, M14. None of those carry gas back INTO the receiver via a gas tube like the AR. All of those actions are operated by gas acting on an operating rod well away from the RECEIVER.

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    I misread you comment. But the m14 is a outdated heavy rifle that still deposits gas in a vital area. Short stroke piston is misapplied in the ar platform

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    The M14 dumps gas into the forward part of the stock which is not a vital area. Sorry, I didn't know age of the arm was part of the discussion. There would be very few instances where I would choose the M16 over the M14. But I'm old and recoil doesn't bother me much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    The M14 dumps gas into the forward part of the stock which is not a vital area. Sorry, I didn't know age of the arm was part of the discussion. There would be very few instances where I would choose the M16 over the M14. But I'm old and recoil doesn't bother me much...
    Stares in disgust. It deposits where the piston is, where it operates the gun. Do what ever you want dude.

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    The piston is where it works the action for the M14 which is "FAR" from the receiver. As I said before, the AR-15/M16 dumps ALL of the gas into the receiver to operate the action. The M14 is a cleaner operating design. What part of this are you not getting? Stares in disbelief. I shall do what I want Dude, hahaha...

    good conversation...
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