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Old 01-22-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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Which system is more reliable?
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:12 AM   #2
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The piston system is more reliable.
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DI system.
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Which system is more reliable?
i assume your asking about ar15's. about the same. reliability depends on quality of the individual firearm and what the owner does to maintain it. you dont care for a firearm it wont run, doesnt matter which system you use.

fewer things to go wrong with a di gas system.
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Really, I don't know and I don't care, I just suspect this is going to turn into a huge argument and flame fest, so I just figured I'd be a smart@$$. Sorry OP, please forgive me.
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Really, I don't know and I don't care, I just suspect this is going to turn into a huge argument and flame fest, so I just figured I'd be a smart@$$. Sorry OP, please forgive me.
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I own both and have never had a problem with either. But then, I don't do anything real "rigorous" either. I suspect they both would do just fine if I did though.
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I will not participate in this as it will just become a flame war.
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Which system is more reliable?
Both are equally reliable. Benefit of a piston system is a cleaner bolt and receiver since the "dirty" gas is not dumped back into the receiver like it is with a DI system. Downside to the piston system is the reduction in follow up accuracy and muzzle climb caused by the piston's motion. But then again, fewer moving parts begets reliability...

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