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Gas Block Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by skidooman603, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. skidooman603

    skidooman603 Member

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    After much searching I have a very fundemental newbie question. Can anyone tell me exactly what a gas block does? I know it is critical in functioning of the AR's but dont know just what it does. Thanks
     
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    i think the best way to describe what it does to you is this. its kinda like an intake manifold on a motor. it takes the gas from the barrel and distributes it to the bolt through the tubes thus cycling the rounds.
     
  3. skidooman603

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    ahh..good description thanks
     
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