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Posted: 3/22/2021 10:54:58 PM EDT
I really could use some guidance on completing the conversion from 30.06 to .308.

YouTube just isn't cutting it.
Link Posted: 3/23/2021 7:43:06 AM EDT
Had one in .308 for a time. I never did a caliber swap but I will say 1919a4.com was a constant source of help. Most all the people over there were more than happy to help.

Link Posted: 3/23/2021 1:01:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2021 3:26:15 PM EDT
Thanks y'all!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2021 5:04:23 PM EDT
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Remove the front and rear cartridge stops by removing the pawl-retaining pin.
Swap the bbl.
Swap the muzzle booster while swapping bbl.
Time bbl.

What else?
Link Posted: 3/23/2021 7:25:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By stimpsonjcat:
Remove the front and rear cartridge stops by removing the pawl-retaining pin.
Swap the bbl.
Swap the muzzle booster while swapping bbl.
Time bbl.

What else?
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I've swapped out the barrel, but still need to time it.

The bolt is marked '7.62', so I should be good, and I assume the extractor doesn't need to be replaced.

I believe I need a new booster.

Removing the cartridge stops is news to me.

*Thanks for the info.*


Link Posted: 3/23/2021 9:04:03 PM EDT
Sounds like some good advice has already been given.  

I never converted mine even though I had a barrel to do so.  At the time, I had more 30-06 ammo than I knew what to do with.  Lol

Good luck and have a blast with it!
Link Posted: 3/23/2021 11:31:15 PM EDT
I think I still have some barrels. Are they appreciated yet lol.
Link Posted: 3/24/2021 11:44:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Suppo:


I've swapped out the barrel, but still need to time it.

The bolt is marked '7.62', so I should be good, and I assume the extractor doesn't need to be replaced.

I believe I need a new booster.

Removing the cartridge stops is news to me.

*Thanks for the info.*


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4:20 for the booster
9:30 for bolt stuff
10:20 for the cartridge stops
12:40 for timing
Link Posted: 3/24/2021 2:34:15 PM EDT
I see it has been handled
Link Posted: 3/24/2021 4:20:16 PM EDT
Thanks again.
Link Posted: 3/24/2021 7:33:49 PM EDT
I may have a 30 06 booster / flash hider if you need one. I mostly shoot 308 and 22lr through mine. I dont think I have the 06 barrel anymore.

I dont shoot it very often because its such a hassle to get everything out. We should have a beltfed range day sometime soon.
Link Posted: 3/30/2021 11:48:48 PM EDT
I swapped from 8mm to .308, so I've been there on my postie.
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 9:40:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KavonTN:
I may have a 30 06 booster / flash hider if you need one. I mostly shoot 308 and 22lr through mine. I dont think I have the 06 barrel anymore.

I dont shoot it very often because its such a hassle to get everything out. We should have a beltfed range day sometime soon.
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22lr 1919?!

I’d be happy to have you out and use the range.  The angry emu is a good place also.  

I would love to be there for a belt fed day even though I’m out of that game.
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 1:39:19 PM EDT
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22lr 1919?!

I’d be happy to have you out and use the range.  The angry emu is a good place also.  

I would love to be there for a belt fed day even though I’m out of that game.
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Beltfed day?  I can bring my 1919a4, my 240, and hopefully by the end of the year, a MAG58.
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 1:57:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:


Beltfed day?  I can bring my 1919a4, my 240, and hopefully by the end of the year, a MAG58.
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Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
Originally Posted By GAhunter95:



22lr 1919?!

I’d be happy to have you out and use the range.  The angry emu is a good place also.  

I would love to be there for a belt fed day even though I’m out of that game.


Beltfed day?  I can bring my 1919a4, my 240, and hopefully by the end of the year, a MAG58.



DAD!!!is that you???
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 2:10:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GAhunter95:



22lr 1919?!

I’d be happy to have you out and use the range.  The angry emu is a good place also.  

I would love to be there for a belt fed day even though I’m out of that game.
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Originally Posted By GAhunter95:
Originally Posted By KavonTN:
I may have a 30 06 booster / flash hider if you need one. I mostly shoot 308 and 22lr through mine. I dont think I have the 06 barrel anymore.

I dont shoot it very often because its such a hassle to get everything out. We should have a beltfed range day sometime soon.



22lr 1919?!

I’d be happy to have you out and use the range.  The angry emu is a good place also.  

I would love to be there for a belt fed day even though I’m out of that game.


I'm in. I still need to work the kinks out. Its a subcal kit that was used for gunnery on smaller ranges. It operates just like it does with full size cartridges. Just replace the guts and use the carrridge adapters.

https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?318780-22-conversion-1919

There's a thread with some pics and stuff. Thats not mine.  There's not a ton of info about the kits that I've been able to find. I kind of lucked into it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 3:00:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By southerncross:
I smell an HTF beltfed weekend coming together...
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Originally Posted By southerncross:


They'd get a kick out of the 203 as well.
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Got two of 'em and once Rudy can take a hundredth out of my barrel, a fully functional 60mm mortar.
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 9:44:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mad-Machinist:

Oh the list to do......once he be here....we have to make a fixture to mount it in my BIG Sunnen hone
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Since we gonna get stupid anyway, let me find plans for an 81mm.
Link Posted: 4/2/2021 12:42:53 AM EDT
I'm ready for a belt fed / mortar shoot, out here at the Angry Emu Range, anytime we can get enough hardware together to make for a worthwhile showing. Just set a date and I'm 100% behind it!!!
Link Posted: 4/2/2021 10:29:01 AM EDT
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I would love to have someone help me with my semi 1919.  :) I have been having some feed issues.. Frankly my feeding issues now are more around cost.. But its a IZZY kit in 308.  I have a Bren Tripod, in addition to a A6 Kit.  

I also have an shrike upper  223 belt fed. These are easy to link by hand
Link Posted: 4/2/2021 8:10:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FNGfromGA:
I would love to have someone help me with my semi 1919.  :) I have been having some feed issues.. Frankly my feeding issues now are more around cost.. But its a IZZY kit in 308.  I have a Bren Tripod, in addition to a A6 Kit.  

I also have an shrike upper  223 belt fed. These are easy to link by hand
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I ran that through the demumblifier and it said you want me to buy you ammo.

NO!

Link Posted: 4/2/2021 9:22:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 10:42:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By stimpsonjcat:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP4crM-cog0

4:20 for the booster
9:30 for bolt stuff
10:20 for the cartridge stops
12:40 for timing
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Originally Posted By stimpsonjcat:
Originally Posted By Suppo:


I've swapped out the barrel, but still need to time it.

The bolt is marked '7.62', so I should be good, and I assume the extractor doesn't need to be replaced.

I believe I need a new booster.

Removing the cartridge stops is news to me.

*Thanks for the info.*




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP4crM-cog0

4:20 for the booster
9:30 for bolt stuff
10:20 for the cartridge stops
12:40 for timing


@stimpsonjcat

Thanks again for this video.  I overlooked it previously because I saw 'semi-auto' in the title, but it was actually a very informative and useful video.
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 6:22:22 PM EDT
Well, I think I have everything set up for .308.

I used a dummy round to see if I had the headspace correct.

I think the extractor works fine:

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Link Posted: 4/4/2021 7:09:26 PM EDT
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Reminds me of a day on an MG range...


Link Posted: 4/4/2021 8:19:47 PM EDT
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Reminds me of a day on an MG range...
https://i.imgur.com/q4Ce2lr.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BJArcfV.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9ehBma9.jpg
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WOW
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 11:11:15 PM EDT
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WOW
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That's an understatement......
Link Posted: 4/5/2021 9:22:32 PM EDT
I'll bring the mg42 in 308 and a PKM.
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Originally Posted By Whood:
I'll bring the mg42 in 308 and a PKM.
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Link Posted: 4/6/2021 6:19:34 AM EDT
These are the kind of threads that make me regret having sold my 1919.
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Tagged for interest
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Originally Posted By southerncross:
Ok boys, what time of year do y'all want to do this?
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Before it gets much hotter.
Link Posted: 4/6/2021 6:32:49 PM EDT
I'm gonna be pretty tied up until this fall. Hopefully ammo prices will come down a little by then also.
Link Posted: 4/7/2021 9:36:45 AM EDT
I'm in the process of moving to GA, so earliest I can do is fall. Have to move my FFL/SOT and all my worldly possessions. Big move.
Link Posted: 4/7/2021 10:11:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2021 10:36:43 AM EDT
And it won't happen this year, but in a year or two, I should have my RPGs and Gustaf operational. So, if anyone gets wind of any PG-7 7.62 subcal trainers for the RPG-7, let me know!  I want to hunt white tail with an RPG.
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Link Posted: 4/9/2021 10:49:16 PM EDT
I watched this video tonight and thought it was great.

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