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Thread: Bolt-action AR conversion

  1. #21
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    nekshot's Avatar
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    Nov 2008
    Now that makes perfect sense!! I wonder how long till you can buy an upper with that feature in the housing?
    Look twice, shoot once.

  2. #22
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    Neck: there are many side charger uppers already available. You can buy an AR Stoner bare Upper Receiver for about $200 from Midway.

    My problem is with the SCR the bolt carrier is different than a standard AR Bolt Carrier so the Stoner Upper won't work.

    This device works on any AR upper, and you can move it from gun to gun in a couple of minutes.. it is also only $135! and it is very well made!

    "It's not how well you do what you know how to do,,,It's how well you do what you DON'T know how to do!"

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    I'm reminded of a guy who wanted to shoot reduced cast boolit loads in his M1 Garand. I think he just got a spare gas plug and drilled it out to vent off the gas. The M1 could then be cycled manually with the operating handle. For reasons cited earlier (broken charge handle, etc) I guess this wouldn't work out with an AR.
    Sorry if this is a bit off topic.

    Best Regards,

  4. #24
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    Since Ruger is now selling a version of the American Rifle that accepts standard AR mags, it may end up being cheaper to just snag one of those, either in a Boyd's stock or a MDT chassis.

    Ruger keeps releasing stuff I wish they'd offered 10 years ago, I don't think I'd own a non-Ruger gun if they had.

  5. #25
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    Update: the Ruger American with AR-style magazines is far and away better than the rotary magazine counterpart. 10rd mags are just perfect, and while the stock will go as soon as I find a decent replacement I was able to hit soda cans at 100yd with PRVI M193 with a hot barrel and a 4x scope while standing and sitting with body support. I switched to a Sightron S-TAC 2.5-10 and I'll be taking it out again to see if the lower mount and higher magnification helps. Certainly it's already good enough for vital hits at 100-150yd, I'd like to get it at least on par with my ARs. Total investment so far is $300 for the rifle with 3 mags and a bipod, $180 for the scope, $150 for the scope mount (American Defense Manufacturing), $90 fir a JakeBrake QD mount for my suppressor, and $12 for a foam comb raising kit and a ratty old roll of Coban from my med bag.

    As soon as Boyd or someone else releases a better stock under $170, I'll be into what I wanted for $800, and I. Can start working on shooting the bore out so I can rebarrel it.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check