I’m going to purchase an HK carrier. Is there any real advantage to paying extra for the tapered one? Was it changed to improve a reliability issue? Thx
I never heard of an advantage, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one. The first MP5/10’s eventually had a number of bolt group parts changed out, some of which I think first appeared in the MP5 French. Wasn’t the first tapered bolt carrier in the MP5 Action Express? Then it eventually made its way into the MP5 French and MP5/10/40 with non-captured recoil rods.
My research has found that the tapered carrier was created with +p+ loads in mind. It was not to correct a problem with the non-tapered.
Wasn’t the first tapered carriers created for the Action 3 bolt carriers (which I erroneously refereed to it above as Action Express)? I thought those Action 3 carriers were tapered carriers with a capture recoil rod assembly. In contrast to the French (f) bolt carrier that was tapered and does not capture the recoil rod.