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Old November 27, 1999, 04:20 PM   #7
4V50 Gary
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Wow BBINJ. Sounds like you've seen or done this before.

The question which persists in my mind is that a gas operated weapon must achieve a balance between the gas port location, gas port size and resistence weight of the buffer (or in the AK, bolt carrier). Gas pressure drops quicker in a short barrel weapon, so the port is opened up to allow more gas through. If too much gas gets through, the bolt could unlock before the pressure drops to a safe level, which could lead to the case being unsupported (ka-boom) or case failure/extraction failure. Either that or if there is no ka-boom or case failure, you can also have feeding problems with a shortened action. What size is the gas port on the Krinkov as opposed to the normal lenght AK?

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