Going to be the longest weekend ever!
I just got shipping notification that my .22lr upper is on its way and due to arrive on Monday! Thanks CMMG! You make an old Central Missouri native proud!
Congrats, You'll Love it....
Congrats! .22's are a ton of fun, I think my boys and I put around 7k down range this past summer.
I am also feeling the excitement of anticipation. I ordered a CMMG .308 SASS late this afternoon from CDNN. They said it should ship Mon and be here Wed or Thursday.
As expected my upper arrived today. I love the quality of work these guys put out. It fits my Surplus Ammo & Arms lower perfectly and the finish matches exactly. I can't afford much so I had to go as cheaply as possible on the options but I feel like I got twice my money's worth. The only part I'm not 100% happy with is the plastic charge handle. I'll eventually replace it and the handguards. I went with the standard handguards so I knew what I was getting there.
Thanks again CMMG. I appreciate that you guys include a final inspection tag with a list of what has been checked plus the signatures of the 3 inspectors.
Let us know when you get a chance to give it a try...We are like you..Just bought the base model so to speak but in hindsight I kinda wish we had bought the Stainless bolt however..Going to upgrade that part sometime though....They are a great company,best service I have seen from any company in a very long time...Have fun..
You guys will love the .22 uppers. They are probably one of the best firearms values out there.
While the Stainless parts are great, the Parkerized bolts are just fine and do the job. I have one I have run for many thousands of rounds without issue. As for the plastic charging handles, same thing. They are much more durable than many give them credit for. Give them a chance, you may be surprised.
I finally got to take her out shooting today. It was a great time and the rifle's performance was better than I expected. 400+ rounds of family fun and only 2 FTEs when my son was resting it on the magazine. Once he picked it up it didn't happen again for the rest of the day. Thanks for everyone's help on this forum, this has turned out to be one of the better purchases I have made. Now I have the black rifle disease. Anyone want to buy a MAK90? :)
How much for the Mak 90?
I haven't decided 100% to sell the MAK90 yet. I'll PM you with some info later this week.
Originally Posted By noR3Z:
The only part I'm not 100% happy with is the plastic charge handle.
The "plastic charge handle" is actually a feature and an upgrade from the standard charging handle, called the "anti jam charging handle", for use with a dedicated .22 system. It prevents rounds from jamming in the charging handle groove between the front of the conversion bolt and the front of the charging handle. To duplicate that with a standard aluminum charging handle will require you to fill most of the charging handle channel with epoxy or gasket compound or something.
But, if you want, to each his own. Enjoy.
My apologies if I offended anyone. I guess I didn't realize it was an insult to call a plastic charging handle 'plastic'. Next time I'll use fancy words like the other manufacturers and call it 'composite'.
I didn't remember reading anywhere on the CMMG site what material the charging handle was made of so I gave my honest opinion of the product after I pulled it out of the box. I specifically went with the CMMG upper over some of the other options because I knew they made a quality product. Like I stated before it ran better than expected this weekend and I enjoyed the hell out of it, including the 'composite' charging handle. I don't plan on changing it and didn't even consider it after some respected members here chimed in that it was good to go.
The "Plastic" concerned me at first too.... Whatever we choose to call it, it works...
I was not a fan of the plastic charging handles either. I understand the function but they were actually designed for the problems "other" conversion kits were having. I've never had a CMMG kit that needed the anti jam charging handle.
Spec and I abused these just to see how they would hold up. I've thrown them on concrete, stepped on them, and they did not break.
There was a batch that had interior defects, unseen, and had some breakage. Those were replaced and the problem corrected.