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Posted: 9/15/2004 3:09:33 PM EDT
and is there anything I can do about putting a grip on the front end like a Steyr Aug? Price was $650 and felt that was fair for a new Black rifle in .223.

Let me know if there are any cool things that I can do to the Bushmaster M17.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:23:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 5:06:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 5:07:27 PM EDT by DoctorCheney223]
Oh man....

I have to send mine out for that conversion. I want the shortened receiver and the shortened barrel with the AUG style flash hider. I've always wanted an AUG but couldn't see spending $2800+ for it. That conversion doesn't look half bad.

BTW, I guess my office had already planned lunch for tomorrow. Would it be alright to stop by your office tomorrow (of course I will still take your office out to lunch though ) ?

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 5:31:33 PM EDT
Sounds good to me ;)
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:57:05 PM EDT
Damn.... I just checked out the Forums section on Kurt's Kustom website and I it takes about 3-4 months to get your weapon back? Somebody has even had their weapon their since March and still doesn't have it back

I might want to check out AA Gunsmith that was posted in the thread below.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:05:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 9:07:24 PM EDT by Gunbert]
Have you heard that DSA is supposed to start producing a domestic AUG in the near future? The M17 is nice, but it ain't no AUG!

Scuttlebut is that it'll be around $1200-$1500, built on Styers own equipment.

Edited to add: Kurt (of Kurts Kustom) is backed up for a reason; he's known for the kickass work that he does, and his smithing is second to none. I've used him, and while slow, he delivers an outstanding product.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:37:10 AM EDT
I thought the AUG/DSA thing was a no-go? Something about not being able to obtain the tooling.

Does anybody have an update on that situation?

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:35:38 AM EDT
The upper receiver is just a sturdy aluminum extrusion. Just dissassemble the upper and add your own rail section. All you need is a hand drill and low profile nuts for the far side, and you can get away with alignment while tightening.

Let me know if you need other info. I did all this to mine which turned it into a nice performer.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:22:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 1:22:54 PM EDT by Wolfpack]
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:51:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 9:57:27 AM EDT by DoctorCheney223]
I mentioned in another thread that I finally took the M17s out for some plinking.

My impressions:

-The weapon has almost no recoil. Very nice because your face is right in the weapon
- Trigger "clicks" twice when shooting. Must be part of the trigger rod and then the hammer dropping.
- The weapon get HOT fast. I put 3 mags through and by the time I was on the fourth or fifth I had to put a on a pair of gloves.
- I did have a problem with some rounds seating. If there was a forward assist on the weapon it probably would have not been a problem.

I will definitely have to do some upgrading in this weapon. I will probably install a front rail/grip to avoid the heat issue. Also, I will have to find somebody with a mill so they can cut some cooling ports on the front portion of the receiver like a British L85. There are openings on the top of the receiver but I think it needs way more than those.

Nice gun for the money but could use some improvement.

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