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I need suggestions on an AR15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Blues Brother, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. mcdonl

    mcdonl Member

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    The forward assist is a manual assist. If the bolt does not go fully into battery, you can push it there with the assist.

    Even coyote hunting, I have never had mine get into the conditions where it did not go into batter though, so I would get too hung up on it.
     
  2. Blues Brother

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    so how does a forward assist work? if this one is manual, how do the others work? spring activated?
     
  3. inkinskin

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    What the guy was describing in the video is to use your finger and physically move the bolt forward where the shell ejects. There is no forward assist mechanism at all, you just do the action it would but with your finger. A regular forward assist does the same thing except instead of pressing on the bolt itself, you press on a button on the outside of the upper receiver.

    P.S. If you are running through rounds shooting at targets and you have to touch the bolt to move it forward, I wouldn't suggest doing it without a glove on, might be a little hot :)
     
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  4. meanmrmustard

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    Not necessary. Keys or an empty cartridge casing used to push the bolt carrier forward works just fine. You may not always have an empty at hand, odds are you'll have car keys.

    If not, use a quarter.
     
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  5. fanchisimo

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    On the side of the bolt carrier there are notches all down the side. The forward assist, when pushed, extends a little pin that catches one of these notches and pushes the bolt forward, if it's not already fully forward. To reaffirm, it is a non-essential part for virtually all civilian use. Some will use their AR to the point of needing it, but not most.
     
  6. MistWolf

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    First, it's not the bolt that the shooter would be pushing on, it's the carrier. Second, you've never checked the temperature of the BCG after the rifle has been shot hard, or you'd know it doesn't get very warm at all.

    Blues Brother, don't sweat the FA (Forward Assist). A couple threads you should find useful
    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=134
    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=92951

    This rifle here is one of the best values going, PSA 16'' Mid Premium Patrol Rifle Package
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    FN made barrel, barrel & bolt HPT/MPI tested, bolt is made of the correct material and is shot peened and best of all, price includes an Aimpoint Pro, a top notch red dot sight that usually sells for around $400. Complete package is $1100. That means you're getting the rifle for $700
    http://palmettostatearmory.com/inde.../psa-16-mid-premium-patrol-rifle-package.html

    I have a PSA carbine that I assembled from a kit
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    It's got over 2500 rounds through it and it's been run hard.
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    I wouldn't hesitate to buy another
     
  7. hentown

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