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Posted: 1/9/2006 11:43:48 AM EDT
Who here has one of the 17 Remington uppers? I know they are out there but dont know who provides them. Where did you get it or buy the build parts?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:03:23 PM EDT
Anyone?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:18:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 2:22:04 PM EDT by HardShell]
Olympic Arms makes them routinely and I think some other folks do on a custom-order basis. I don't see a specific mention of it on their online catalog, but I do see it mentioned in the barrel section. IIRC, you can order a barrel, upper, or complete rifle from them in it and several other non-standard chamberings. I'd suggest e-mailing them.

I had one for a while. Shot very well and fed flawlessly from 20-round USGI mags (didn't try 30s). I just didn't use it enough to keep it, so I sold it.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:16:31 PM EDT
Thanks!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:48:52 AM EDT
FWIW, I dig up some pics of the one I had...





Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:36:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:37:45 AM EDT by Russ4777]
I got my .17 barrel from Olympic Arms. All other parts to make it run are standard AR items. This is the world's simplest conversion. Mine is an extreme tack-driver. I love shooting it. Almost zero recoil and you can watch stuff explode in the scope. I load my own ammo and push moly-coated 25 gr. bullets over 4000 fps.

Here she is with a couple of representative targets showing 5 round accuracy at 100 yards....





Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:30:19 PM EDT
BTW, there is a forum here dedicate to rimfire and pistol caliber ARs.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:31:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 12:33:06 PM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By Matt_B:
BTW, there is a forum here dedicate to rimfire and pistol caliber ARs.



Yes, but this doesn't fit either description.

(.17 Remington, not .17 HMR/Mach2)
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:51:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By Matt_B:
BTW, there is a forum here dedicate to rimfire and pistol caliber ARs.



Yes, but this doesn't fit either description.

(.17 Remington, not .17 HMR/Mach2)

Yes, you are absolutely right. My mistake.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:26:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 1:31:40 PM EDT by HardShell]
I was just pickin' at you.

FWIW, it might be nice to have a dedicated "Non-5.56mm AR" sub-forum here (.17 Rem, 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm, etc.), but I also know that many here feel we have more than enough forums as it is...


ETA: On second thought, I guess those could all fit in with the "AR Variants" forum - I just always thought of that as the place for .50s & .308s, but now that I look I see the 6.5s, 6.8s, .300s, etc. are on there as well...

(I use "Active Topics" most of the time and rarely pay attention to what forums threads are in, anyway. )
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:28:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:16:50 PM EDT
In addition to the above venders, you can find barrels and/or uppers from the following

www.tromix.com

sskindustries.com/ar15.htm

www.pac-nor.com/


Pac-nor doesn't list a 17 Remington barrel, but they have made them in the past. I just picked up a stripped lower today that I plan to build into a 17 Remington.

The best source I've found for 17 Remington info is www.coyotegods.com Many fans of the 17 over there.
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