Plugged barrel test on an M240B


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Labinnac
April 14, 2003, 10:44 AM
I'm about to perform one of these tests on a lightweight version of the standard M240B barrel. Hopefully I'll get a tunnel this week.

My question is whether anyone else has seen or done something like this before. The M240 is 7.62mm, but any feedback on rifle calibers would be helpful and appreciated.

There will be 2 tests. One with a projectile shoved in right in front of the chamber, the other with the back of the projectile right in front of the gas port. The whole gun will be in an armored box and fired with a tether.

Thanks,
Labinnac

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bogie
April 14, 2003, 11:20 AM
Why, ferchrissakes? It's a perfectly good gun, and you're gonna toast it? It _may_ just blow the barrel, but I suspect that it's more likely to trash the receiver.

Labinnac
April 14, 2003, 11:27 AM
Doing a little destructive testing is part of the design process. I have to admit its the most fun part of the project. Shooting and breaking stuff is a perk.

So that's why. :D

I have yet to break a receiver, the one we use for drop tests came close. I've broken top covers, heat shields, and buttstocks, though. I did bend the charging handle but that was a rework fix.

riverdog
April 14, 2003, 11:35 AM
If you want to have fun, reload the 7.62 ammo with 41 gr of Bullseye instead of 4895. That should skew your results ;)

hksw
April 14, 2003, 12:58 PM
I work for FN

IMO, Labinnac has THE best job in the world.

Well, maybe one of the best. I'm sure working as a tester for HK would be pretty cool too.

Labinnac
April 14, 2003, 01:12 PM
I'd quit in a heartbeat if I were offered the same money to drink beer and watch girls in bikinis all day...

LiquidTension
April 14, 2003, 02:23 PM
Seriously, I think that Playboy photographer would be the best job in the world. But getting payed to play with guns all day is pretty cool too.

Labinnac - I knew a guy named Glenn that worked up at FN for a while. I think he quit though - said there was too much paperwork. Know him?

Labinnac
April 14, 2003, 02:30 PM
Nope, don't know nobody named Glenn here occifah!

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