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bolt catch feature....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Evil Monkey, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. Evil Monkey

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    Does it really matter?

    I'm more for it than against it but with the speed I can load an AK mag and rack the bolt, to me it doesn't seem that a bolt catch will be any more help.

    It seems ideal for close quarters fighting but if you take a look at other groups like the Russian swat teams or spetznas, they all use an AK of sorts which don't have a bolt catch and button. I assume they don't care for it.

    So is it a matter of taste or necessity?
     
  2. chris in va

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    The one thing I can think of is the ability to keep the bolt open during a 'cease fire' at a range. Many RO's don't like a closed bolt when changing targets.
     
  3. trstafford

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    If you practice tactical re-loading it shouldn't be an issue because you don't run the magazine empty so you don't need to work the bolt.
     
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