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February 21, 2002, 23:34
All Goose's posts about the FN-49 prompted me to get back in the safe and get my Egyptian out and take it to the range. Rifle ran great and the 8mm is fun to shoot. When I examined the spent cases, however, I was a little surprised to see that the extractor was actually taking taking a small chip out of the cartridge rims :eek: Is this normal? I don't really care about the brass, I don't reload and surplus is cheap but upon cleaning it seems all those little cartridge chips were in the magazine! Anyone heard of this before?
February 22, 2002, 00:19
Have you tried turning the gas down yet? What kind of ejection ya getting - the sub-orbital kind or sorta the dribble out kind!
Plus - are you shooting Turk . . . supposed to be pretty hot and everyone is adjusting the gas with this stuff.
Otherwise, it's not unusual for the extractor to beat up the brass a bit. You could also check out the bevel on the extractor and look for burrs and stone those off if there are any.
Let us know how it turns out.
BTW - Have you already participated in my survey ? :D :D :D
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