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Old March 14, 2009, 00:12   #13
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The boot method risks excessive force on the knob and possible shearing of the parts.

Just hold the rifle a few inches above the ground and use your HAND to apply REASONABLE force to the knob at the moment you "thump" the butt on the ground. I've never seen a FAL with a seized casing fail to clear using this method.

The FAL is NOT an M14. Go ahead and use the boot method if you must on the M14. I don't think you'll shear the op rod. The FAL is different. You really CAN break that knob with your boot.

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