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Forum: .17HMR 11-24-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By vlcakc
Harrell's Tuner on Garrow 17 HMR

Tested a Harrell's Tuner/Brake on a AR15 with a Garrow 17 HMR upper today. The rifle has a CMT billet lower, Hiperfire Elite trigger w/ 2# pull springs, Magpul PRS stock and Nikon 4-12x42 Monarch...
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 10-29-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,707
Posted By vlcakc
OK! My latest comments are here:...

OK! My latest comments are here: https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1138303
Forum: AR-15 22LR Uppers & Conversions 10-29-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,707
Posted By vlcakc
17 HMR Upper

Several threads on the 17 HMR Forum. Here's one: https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994145
Forum: .17HMR 10-29-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By vlcakc
I have the yellow springs in both Hiperfire...

I have the yellow springs in both Hiperfire triggers (lightest pull weight). Cutting coils would not have helped functioning with the balky trigger, which works fine with the .204R upper by the way....
Forum: .17HMR 10-28-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By vlcakc
Garrow Upper

My Garrow Upper was damaged in shipment. I detailed the problem and attempted fixes in another thread: https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994145&page=5

I finally gave up and...
Forum: .17HMR 06-09-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,792
Posted By vlcakc
17 HMR

My CZ 455 American shot the 17 gr VMax better than anything else, although still not to my satisfaction. The 20 gr XTP was the poorest with a strong tendency to string vertically. No way to know...
Forum: .17HMR 05-24-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,676
Posted By vlcakc
+1 If you are used to the Annie's accuracy you...

+1 If you are used to the Annie's accuracy you may be disappointed in the CZ 455 American in 17 HMR. I was. After installing a trigger kit, re-crowning the barrel and glass bedding the stock I was...
Forum: .17HMR 05-24-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,360
Posted By vlcakc
I may have the answer for why the hand guard was...

I may have the answer for why the hand guard was unattached. Mine was damaged in shipment. The hand guard was cross-threaded about two threads even though the box showed no sign of damage. The hand...
Forum: .17HMR 03-09-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By vlcakc
Tried running mine wet. Found it runs much better...

Tried running mine wet. Found it runs much better "dry", as with Hornady Dry Lube. Last outing no malfunctions at all. Runs cleaner too. Vic
Forum: .17HMR 11-13-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,808
Posted By vlcakc
Garrow 17HMR Range Report

Quote from the written range report: http://www.varminter.com/garrow-firearms-development-17hmr-ar15-review/

"The thread protector was removed while shooting for groups from the bench. There is...
Forum: .17HMR 11-08-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Update Report

An update on progress to get the Garrow 17 HMR back online. WARNING: The following report is long and somewhat detailed and may be boring to many users not interested in technical details or who are...
Forum: .17HMR 10-31-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Garrow Upper

So far I have not run into any problems that I've not dealt with on previous builds. Even on new builds the gas tube may need to be tweaked a bit to get it to line up without binding. I've had to do...
Forum: .17HMR 10-30-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Garrow Upper

Mike: The box didn't seem to be damaged at all when received. I'll check it again this afternoon and look a little closer.

The gas tube is now not centered in the barrel nut hole and touches on...
Forum: .17HMR 10-29-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Garrow Upper

Thanks for the tip! I have some Ballistol on hand.

I managed to scrounge up a Brownell's AR base and some Burris Signature rings from my spare parts stash to mount a 4-12 Nikon Monarch scope. Plan...
Forum: .17HMR 10-28-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Garrow Upper

Mike Garrow: You have Another PM. Vic
Forum: .17HMR 10-26-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Garrow Upper

The Garrow 17 HMR upper was delivered this afternoon. Swapped the rifle buffer and spring for the ones included in the kit per the included instructions. I swabbed the barrel with a wet, then dry...
Forum: .17HMR 10-21-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Darrow Lead Times

Placed the order this morning and was notified that the upper was shipped this afternoon! That's fast! Thanks, Vic
Forum: .17HMR 10-20-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,993
Posted By vlcakc
Upper Lead Time

Emailed Garrow to ask if the 17 HMR uppers were stock items or if there is a wait time. No response so far. Anybody with recent order experience? Vic
Forum: Anschutz 05-19-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By vlcakc
[QUOTE=Smoothtrigger;8815377]:yeahthat: I'm...

[QUOTE=Smoothtrigger;8815377]:yeahthat:

I'm not dismissing your concerns, but the 5020 trigger is one of the worlds best triggers, and you can adjust it down to 3oz's, or as high as 22oz's.
It...
Forum: Anschutz 05-18-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By vlcakc
Anschutz 1727F 17 HMR Questions

I am considering purchase of a 1727F in 17 HMR, but have never handled or even seen one. Initial accuracy reports at the rifles introduction were excellent with several types of ammo. Current...
Forum: 10/22 Magnum 03-10-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,429
Posted By vlcakc
Talking 10/22 Magnum

"Sadly, the factory barrel and stock has been replaced with a Shilen sporter taper barrel in .17HMR and a (hogged out for .920 barrel) Houge stock."

No need to be sad. I replaced my factory 10/22...
Forum: .17HMR 02-08-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,046
Posted By vlcakc
17 hmr cz

My experience with a 17 HMR CZ 455 American pretty much mirrors the OP's. Had it pillar bedded, recrowned and a trigger kit installed. Accuracy didn't improve much if any. Finally decided to cut my...
Forum: 17 WSM 02-05-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,291
Posted By vlcakc
17 WSM Contender

Friend barreled one of my old G1 frames with a MGM 17 WSM barrel a couple of years ago. We replaced the hammer spring with a Bellm. He had a few misfires with some lots of the early ammo, but none...
Forum: 17 WSM 01-10-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By vlcakc
.17 Barrels

Lilja.
Forum: 10/22 Magnum 07-31-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,408
Posted By vlcakc
"Good to hear your testing ran well. Did you...

"Good to hear your testing ran well. Did you notice and case head doming with the A17?"

None was noticed, but not all the fired cases were recovered. The only problem was the split case neck...
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