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RRangel
11-19-2007, 1:33 PM
Does anyone know a manufacturer that sells a bolt action upper? Preferably for something that can be used in one of the .308 lowers. Long shot I know, but I've been checking out the space guns lately. I especially like that Tubb 2000t. They're just really pricey.

I can just get traditional bolt gun, but tube guns definitely hold an advantage. No bedding issues, and you can change out barrels yourself.

Just looking at more options. I may just get a Remy 700 anyhow.

bwiese
11-19-2007, 2:00 PM
Here's the recipe...


Get a regular AR upper w/barrel + caliber of your choice.


Don't have gas tube installed, or remove the one that's there.


Block off gas port. (Use a rod same diameter as gas tube to plug
the front sight gas block or gas block, have hole drilled in it and
secure it in gas block with roll pin).


Plan B - if getting a custom bbl, don't have a gas port drilled in bbl.


Voila. While it's not 'bolt action', it is indeed manually cycled and just as effective.

Such a rifle, since it's not a semiautomatic, is outside the scope of 12276.1PC definitions and can have all evil features (except for grenade launcher, which is intrinsically illegal due to its DD status on its own.)

frigginchi
11-19-2007, 2:04 PM
I'd like to see a pump action AR :)

bwiese
11-19-2007, 2:06 PM
I'd like to see a pump action AR :)

You should be able to get a DPMS "Kitty Kat" pump-action AR upper.

Fjold
11-19-2007, 2:06 PM
I can just get traditional bolt gun, but tube guns definitely hold an advantage. No bedding issues, and you can change out barrels yourself.


Buy a Savage

They come pillar bedded, with free floated barrels and you can change the barrels yourself without a gunsmith.

RRangel
11-19-2007, 3:02 PM
Thanks for some good advice.

Look what I found:

http://www.tubegun.net/RepeaterDetails.htm

These MAK kits marry a custom lower with a Remy 700. The repeater uses AI mags. You can use AR grips and stocks, and the rail is a weaver style.

I can look into the bwiese suggestion, as that's an option too.

ARRRR-15
11-19-2007, 3:17 PM
Here's the panther pump rifle by DPMS.

http://www.dpmsinc.com/firearms/slideshow.aspx?id=44

Could you have a forward grip on it?

ar15barrels
11-19-2007, 3:21 PM
I can plug the gas system on a 308 upper.
Then I would cut the receiver for a side-charging knob and install a knob on the carrier if you want to go that route.

bwiese
11-19-2007, 3:21 PM
Here's the panther pump rifle by DPMS.

http://www.dpmsinc.com/firearms/slideshow.aspx?id=44

Could you have a forward grip on it?

If it's not semiautomatic, evil features constraints (except for G/L) don't apply.

bohoki
11-19-2007, 7:32 PM
the only bolt action uppers ive seen are from ferret or als but they often come in 50 bmg

Sheldon
11-19-2007, 8:00 PM
How about the Tubb2000?? I understand they are spendy!!!
http://www.davidtubb.com/t2k.html

C.G.
11-19-2007, 8:07 PM
the only bolt action uppers ive seen are from ferret or als but they often come in 50 bmg

Ferret does .338 LM, .408 CT, .50 BMG and .510 DTC. He might do a .308, but it would probably take a while.

RRangel
11-19-2007, 9:28 PM
How about the Tubb2000?? I understand they are spendy!!!
http://www.davidtubb.com/t2k.html

The T2Kt is more my style. Didn't I mention the T2K already?

bwiese
11-19-2007, 9:30 PM
I can plug the gas system on a 308 upper.
Then I would cut the receiver for a side-charging knob and install a knob on the carrier if you want to go that route.

You could use one of the Fulton (ugh!) 'Accutron' (?) uppers that has an extra slot so it's side-charging.

I don't see why true "bolt action" is necessary for a manually-cycled rifle - straight pull-back of regular AR charge handle works fine.

ar15barrels
11-19-2007, 9:35 PM
I don't see why true "bolt action" is necessary for a manually-cycled rifle - straight pull-back of regular AR charge handle works fine.

A side-charging straight-pull manually operated AR is MILES ahead of one where you have to rack the normal charging handle.

Grab an AR.
Put it up to your shoulder and get a good cheekweld.
While trying to retain that cheekweld, attempt to operate the charging handle with your strong hand.

Now do the same drill, but imagine a stud sticking out of the carrier on the right side.;)
MUCH easier.