Forward assist question
I was at the range the other day with my latest build. A DPMS upper in .308 with dustcover and FA. This on a CMMG lower which I built up as well. I have no complaints with either one, all in all worked well. If anything I think some of my reloads with once fired brass were a little rough. While firing some reloads I pull the trigger and get a click but no fire. I check and see the bolt didn't close fully ok no problem I use the forward assist and close the bolt only now I can't fire I already dropped the hammer. Need to cycle the bolt again. So what purpose did the FA serve. Seems only useful on first loading before you pull the trigger? Also does the firing pin not reach the primer until the bolt is fully closed? I tried to figure what keeps the AR from firing on an open bolt?