Or the carrier bounce caused firing to stop because the hammer was hitting the carrier tail instead of the firing pin. The bolt itself is fully locked before the carrier stops its forward travel. Look into the magwell of an empty gun as you let the bolt and carrier travel forward slowly. The bolt stops rotating while the carrier is still shy of stopping. That carrier would have to bounce a whole lot before the bolt itself unlocked!Originally Posted by ZOID ZODIAN
JP, you may have heard stories from people who are honest, but have they ever tried it themselves, or demonstrated (and got to work) the actual method to you? I have heard from many otherwise knowledgeable people that "the 7.62X39 AK47 was designed in that caliber because their rifles could chamber and fire the 7.62X51 (.308) our M14 rifles used in Vietnam, but their ammo would not work in ours." They believe it and repeat it because someone they trusted told them so. Even laying the rounds side by side will not convince some people of the impossibilty of it.