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Romanian M1969 Bolt Issues?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Joshua M. Smith, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Active Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Wabash IN

    During cold weather - 30 deg F and below - it seems my bolt gets an imperfect seal and debris sometimes blow back in my face, hitting my shooting glasses - I'm a lefty.

    I attribute this to the bolt shrinking away from the chamber, and also the ammunition not providing a consistent seal.

    (I checked with the rimfire guys, and their consensus is that a bolt will foul if a good seal is not provided by an underpowered round - something that makes perfect sense.)

    The gas vents at 6'o'clock.

    I was going to strip the bolt and insert a very thin washer in between the handle and bolt body to adjust headspace, but I'd like your input first.


    Josh <><

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