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AK47 Feed System Secrets

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I was thinking about the bottom 6Oclock lug on the AK bolt and trying to figure out if there was anything special about the feed system.
I have a few questions that one of my brothers with an AK laying around could answer.

When you insert a full mag with the bolt closed, is the cartridge stack depressed by the bottom of the bolt carrier?
Any difference in insertion force required if the bolt is held back during insertion?

Does the bolt carrier drag/touch the top cartridge during its initial rearward movement or is it only the bottom lug that interacts with the cartridge stack?


Cool picture here.
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Re: AK47 Feed system

I just called my friend who owns 11 custom Saigas and he stated the difference in force he feels with bolt open and closed is minimal to none. He said it's not a scientific fact, just based on his experiences with his own guns. For what it's worth...
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