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Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 10-17-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By colonelhogan44
Progress!

I hit a milestone and arranged to cut professional tooling for production scale molding! Thanks to all of you in this community for your encouragement that helped me to take the plunge!
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 10-14-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By colonelhogan44
Thank you! I had a bit of blind luck with this,...

Thank you! I had a bit of blind luck with this, since it was my first tooling design.

I made a few in 10% glass filled polymer. Now we're cooking with gas, folks!
...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 09-27-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By colonelhogan44
I screwed around a bit this afternoon and pulled...

I screwed around a bit this afternoon and pulled a couple shots with different materials today. Here's one made from rubber:

https://i.ibb.co/SnXB0bj/20190927-144232.jpg (https://ibb.co/R0pcPfF)...
Forum: 17 WSM Ammo 09-25-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,740
Posted By colonelhogan44
Young Geezer here! I could go for some new...

Young Geezer here! I could go for some new production Eley 17 hmr and m2. I wonder why they exited...Wish I would have bought 10k rounds when it was $3.00/50. College tuition took priority back...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 09-25-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By colonelhogan44
I've never had a problem either, but then again,...

I've never had a problem either, but then again, I only ran about 200 rounds before installing an insert. :cool:
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 09-25-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By colonelhogan44
Did a little bit of home injection molding yesterday!

I finally got around to cutting some tooling a few months back and yesterday I got around to actually molding some inserts for my dedicated 22lr upper charging handle to replace the 3D printed...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 07-10-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By colonelhogan44
Beat me to it. I have short a ton of Turkish...

Beat me to it. I have short a ton of Turkish surplus 8mm from the 30s-40s. I bet that stuff sat in a hot warehouse for 50 years before century picked it up and stacked it in their hot florida...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-29-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I don't think it's as much a stabilization issue...

I don't think it's as much a stabilization issue as it is an issue with essentially 2" of freebore that the bullet bounces around in before hitting the end of the adapter, and then slamming into the...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-28-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I'm kind of in the camp that twist rate is not as...

I'm kind of in the camp that twist rate is not as big an issue as the huge jump to rifling. Stay tuned for more innovations to make these kits better!
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-28-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
20" fluted heavy Green Mountain barrel, 1-8, 223...

20" fluted heavy Green Mountain barrel, 1-8, 223 Wylde.

I'd say I'm getting 2-2.5" at 50 yards, about 6" at 100 with bulk pack ammo. The same rifle will do 0.5-1" groups with Fiocchi 50gr vmax...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-28-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I liked my conversion so much (other than the...

I liked my conversion so much (other than the somewhat mediocre accuracy and the DIRTY operation) that I am building a dedicated upper this next week. It will be run on non-dedicated lowers,...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-24-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
All 27 orders just got fulfilled and my assistant...

All 27 orders just got fulfilled and my assistant is rushing them off the the post office before shipment cutoff! If you're among the 27, get ready for awesomeness in your mailbox in a few days!
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Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-24-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
My deepest thanks to everyone who pre-ordered and...

My deepest thanks to everyone who pre-ordered and made this possible! All the buffer spacers are finished...I have a lot of shipping labels to print and envelopes to pack, but all the orders are...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-22-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
Excellent! I'm looking forward to replacing my...

Excellent! I'm looking forward to replacing my current 3d printed one with a delrin part next time I get out to the range as well! We are planning to ship in a couple days, so some of you may get...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-18-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
Sneak preview of progress: ...

Sneak preview of progress:

https://i.ibb.co/gTcwQww/Spacer1edit.jpg (https://ibb.co/58JvCvv)
https://i.ibb.co/HrFkzH2/Spacer2edit.jpg (https://ibb.co/YtRqkLW)

:D
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I finally had a chance to put a simple website up...

I finally had a chance to put a simple website up that can take preorders (on a domain I've been sitting on for a decade now).

That page is here:
...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-18-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
Update - the "production" parts should be ready...

Update - the "production" parts should be ready to ship out next week!
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-15-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
One of the people testing a prototype sent a...

One of the people testing a prototype sent a short video to me showing the ease of insertion and removal of the plug prototype:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRMboSeqm0E
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-13-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I just got back from running a hundred or so...

I just got back from running a hundred or so rounds of several different types (mostly very cheap ammo) through the rifle with the buffer spacer, and it functioned flawlessly, save for one Wolf extra...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-13-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I'm heading out for a quick trip to the range to...

I'm heading out for a quick trip to the range to put some more rounds through my conversion/prototype pressure spacer combo. I may even get a chance to shoot a few groups with it, if so I'll post...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I'll be offering them for sale in a couple weeks...

I'll be offering them for sale in a couple weeks time. Just in time for the spring bulk pack blasting season! :gun4::Blasting_
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-10-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
I confirmed that the hammer hits the bottom 1/2...

I confirmed that the hammer hits the bottom 1/2 of the FP. The CMMG FP is square on the back, while the standard AR FPs are semi-spherical.
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-10-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
We'll cross the firing pin bridge when I break...

We'll cross the firing pin bridge when I break one. It wouldn't necessarily be cheaper, but better. Again, I have no idea if this will happen, I have just heard the stock ones generally suck and...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
Thank you! It looks like I'll be able to sell...

Thank you! It looks like I'll be able to sell machined delrin units for $12 if there is interest. It's a couple bucks more than the originals, but this version takes two extra ops and I also feel...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 04-09-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,578
Posted By colonelhogan44
https://i.ibb.co/HdsWQr7/20190409-163036.jpg...

https://i.ibb.co/HdsWQr7/20190409-163036.jpg (https://ibb.co/QdR2G69)
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