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Thread: Slick Sided AR and Left-handed Shooters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firecop203 View Post
    When I shot the M16 the brass would either hit me on the cheek or go down my collar. After a few hundred rounds, I found the “sweet spot” on the buttstock for my cheek weld where the brass did neither.
    Yes. I had an M16A1 my whole four years as an Army grunt and while I don't recall being hit in the face I was hit in the neck and shirt collar area. Had a piece of hot brass go down my right sleeve once too; went inside the opening slit on BDU's where you button it around the wrist.

    My current A1 clone sports a C7-type upper with the brass deflector built into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    Yes. I had an M16A1 my whole four years as an Army grunt and while I don't recall being hit in the face I was hit in the neck and shirt collar area. Had a piece of hot brass go down my right sleeve once too; went inside the opening slit on BDU's where you button it around the wrist.

    My current A1 clone sports a C7-type upper with the brass deflector built into it.
    I had a piece of brass burn a spot on my neck once. When I got home and the wife saw it, there were lots of accusations, language and explaining to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firecop203 View Post
    I had a piece of brass burn a spot on my neck once. When I got home and the wife saw it, there were lots of accusations, language and explaining to do.
    I remember in Army BCT (1973) the southpaws got those plastic case deflectors issued to them, otherwise they had those burn marks on their necks.
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    I am also a southpaw and shoot an Elisco M16A1. I experienced BTF a number of times with different ammo. I found that sweet spot on my buttstock for my cheekweld but sometimes I forget it. I am interested in the discussion about the ejector spring; mine could be worn out and just needs to be replaced.

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