It's so the bullet can exit before the case is drawn out of the chamber. The pressure of the case keeps it in the chamber until the end of the short recoil stroke.QB 45 said:I wonder what the purpose of the short-recoiling barrel is.
I remember hearing that too. But it's not true. The round turns 90 degrees in a single cycle.Zhurdan said:Not to be too nitpicky, but the rounds make two 45 degree turns up the ramp. The round ready to be chambered is in line with the bore, the next round is on the ramp at a 45 degree angle, and the third round is at 90 degrees to the bore axis. Then they proceed to go to double stack configuration on top of the two dummy rounds as you described. I have some video of it somewhere, because someone else asked me about it. I'll try and find it.