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Old 06-13-2010, 10:56 AM
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Its time for a high cap mag conversion

Ok so after having my ass handed to me at a high speed match yesterday i've decided to research converting my not so stock stevens rifle to a high capacity mag.


It currently has a boyds thumbhole laminate stock 4.4 inch and a custom mcgowen precision .875 26 inch barrel. I have a single shot follower and the little time it took for me to load each round did us in. The guys that won both had big heavy bolt guns with 9 or 10 round mags. And of course they had 5 mags. Buggers!!! anyway they cleared the field 2 minutes before us and i didn't miss a shot. So as the title would imply I want to at least have a chance next year plus for gophers it would kick ass aswell so i want all your experience with doing this project.


have anyof you done this before?

do you know wich kits are good/ not good?

how much will it cost?

I am an avid tinkerer so i am not afraid of the work. I googled it and found a few things but not enough to make a decision. My caliber is 223 and my bulllets are seated deep because my lands are super close.

thanks
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:13 AM
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Re: Its time for a high cap mag conversion

Nobody?
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:40 AM
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Re: Its time for a high cap mag conversion

I'm in the process of converting an old Turk Mauser to take M1A mags. It's definitely do-able, dust depends on the amount of tinkering you're willing to do. My whole build is here,

Surplusrifleforum • View topic - New project. .260 AI Turk Mauser

I'd imagine that a guy could do the same sort of thing with an AR mag too.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:18 PM
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Re: Its time for a high cap mag conversion

Hey have you guys ever heard of vbull precision? they make a 5/10 shot mag and plate but its 495 bucks. Seems like it might work but thats alot of dough for a just a mag. what do you guys think? i wonder if there would be a way to convert an ar mag to fit?
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:07 AM
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Re: Its time for a high cap mag conversion

Sharp Shooter Supply offers the mags and although it is not on their website, I know Fred has a new detachable mag holder that he has just developed for a replacement bottom metal that will work for both hole spacings of the short action Savage.

If you are familiar with SSS - they are a nightmare to get a hold of but email and phone - keep trying - they have what you are looking for.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:23 AM
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Re: Its time for a high cap mag conversion

Look into the acme universal conversion

Acme Universal magazine conversion
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:52 PM
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Re: Its time for a high cap mag conversion

That looks like a winner but it doesn't say anything about 223. stupid 308 taking all the cool mods. ;) anyway how do we get a hold of this guy? i tried googleing it and only thing tha comes up is the savageshooters forum. What do i do? I defnetly want this set up. way cheaper than the vbull stuff. 500 bucks is alot for a mag upgrade. plus the accuracy international mags are big bucks too. I hope these guys make a mag for 223 or else i'm stuck with the vbull. I'm sure its great but it'll be a while before the old lady will swallow 500 just for a mag. plus 5 mags. big money
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