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Offline Irons78

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Disable VZ58 gas system?
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:08:46 PM »
Hi all - wondering if anyone has disabled the gas system on a VZ58, make it into a straight pull?  I've been experimenting with handloads and have to seat the bullet out far enough that using the magazine might not be viable (for long range, slow shooting anyways).  I'm experimenting to see how far this rifle can shoot accurately.  Any advice appreciated!

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Re: Disable VZ58 gas system?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 08:10:12 PM »
Take the piston out.

Offline RSR

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Re: Disable VZ58 gas system?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 11:36:53 PM »
The problem w/ hand cycling semi-autos is that it takes a bit of "touch" to release/reseat the bolt carrier in the exact same manner each shot...

Typically w/ semi-autos, there is a notable difference between hand-cycled (first shot) and action-cycle (subsequent) shots.