hot hand

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by jce97, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. jce97

    jce97 New Member

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    Shot my sks for the first time a couple of weekends ago. Shot well, but my forward hand got short burst of heat. I had a 20 and 30 round detachable mag and got going pretty good when i felt this. Anyone else have this issue? Barrel must have gotten fairly hot. Any suggestions other than slowing down. Thats not very fun.
     
  2. res45

    res45 New Member

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    Not sure exactly what you mean but shooting 20 to 30 continuous rds,out of any semi-auto rifle will cause the barrel and the gas tube to get hot,some rifles take even less.
     
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  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    When it bursts into flames, you should worry!
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    You talking about the upper handguard---the one that has the piston
    tube running through the middle?

    I've got an SKS D model Sporter--the one that was made to take AK
    mags. 120 fast rounds (4 30 rd mags) and my upper handguard did
    burst into flames. Replaced the wood one with a perforated metal
    one. No more problems. Now the stock smokes a bit, and the paint
    kind of blisters, but the handguard stays tolerably cool.:)
     
  5. jce97

    jce97 New Member

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    Thanks guys. I knew the barrel would get hot, I just didn't realize i would feel it. My old sks was a fixed 10 rounder, could put them thru it as fast as i could pull and never felt a thing.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    My Romey AK barrel will run at ~375º F after 2 - 30rd mags of bump-fire.

    Wear a glove or attach a forward handle for the win.