September 1, 2011, 09:35 AM
Does anybody have any experience loading .308" bullets for the AK-47? I have tried various .308" bullets in weights from 110 to 150 grs. I am experiencing peening of the tail of the bolt carrier and am wondering if the slightly undersized bullets and non-standard bullet weights can cause increased carrier velocity which would lead to the damage. I know that there are other factors that can contribute to this problem, such as too large a gas port, weak recoil spring or improper heat treating. I'm just wondering if the smaller bullets can be a contributing factor and if anybody else is experiencing the same problem.