Originally Posted by FCross7
I know people have been having a lot of trouble with the .17 HMR auto-loaders. There's actually a disclaimer on all the ammo that I've gotten for my .17 HMR saying not to shoot it in auto-loaders.
I too had alot of trouble doing this conversion. Finally solved it with a
Shilen 20 inch std taper barrel, Volquartsen sharp edge extractor, and Volquartsen trigger group. I did have to send the barrel and action out to Shilen to work on it. My original Shilen barrel purchased from Midway had the bulged cases etc that is common for this conversion. I do not know what Shilen did to fix this issue, but the barrel and action they sent back works perfectly. I am thinking it was a chamber size issue but I really don't know. All I know is that since they worked on it, I have not had a single malfunchtion in perhapsa 5 or 6 hundred rounds. Anhyhow, I just wanted to report that this conversion can be done, and you need to spend some bucks to get it done. I would say the folks at Shilen know what they are doing and woudl start with them. I couldn't say more good things about them!!!