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Old 10-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #101
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Ok; so you are saying the Bushmaster tube was too tight? The reason I ask is I have a Bushmaster tube on my carbine, and I am wondering if I buy a slide fire in the future if that is what I need to change.
Yes, the bushmaster uses a commercial spec tube which is slightly larger in diameter than milspec. The slidefire is advertised to work with commercial or mil spec tubes but i found that the bushmaster tube was too tight of a fit inside the slidefire stock to work properly. Some modification could be done such as sanding or filing material to make it work, but for $20 and the simplicity of swapping the tube, the time to modify just wasnt worth it. You will need a spanner wrench to take off the castle nut if you do not already have one. Be careful with the spring and detent too. Theyre easy to lose if youre not paying attention. But really, even considering all that, its a 5 minute job to change out the tube. You do not need a new spring or buffer as long as you have a carbine length collapsible stock and tube to start with. The buffer tube and spring inside the vietnam era type a2 stocks wont work.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:30 AM   #102
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I finally got it workin and it is soo much fun. I wish i had a 22 upper for it so I could blow through ammo cheaply.

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Old 10-23-2012, 02:50 AM   #103
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1 or 2 bubble wrap pieces taped or glued to the "full auto glove'' (index finger) presto!!! Or a glove,like the reebok pumps? just dial in your trigger/recoil.

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Old 10-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #104
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I finally got it workin and it is soo much fun. I wish i had a 22 upper for it so I could blow through ammo cheaply.
I reload 223 for between 17-20 cents/round depending on sales when i buy. If youre not already set up to reload, its something you may want to consider.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #105
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I finally got it workin and it is soo much fun. I wish i had a 22 upper for it so I could blow through ammo cheaply.
Couple of things you will need if you convert to .22LR: a light trigger (3.5 lbs or less) and grease the buffer tube.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #106
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Yes, the bushmaster uses a commercial spec tube which is slightly larger in diameter than milspec. The slidefire is advertised to work with commercial or mil spec tubes but i found that the bushmaster tube was too tight of a fit inside the slidefire stock to work properly. Some modification could be done such as sanding or filing material to make it work, but for $20 and the simplicity of swapping the tube, the time to modify just wasnt worth it. You will need a spanner wrench to take off the castle nut if you do not already have one. Be careful with the spring and detent too. Theyre easy to lose if youre not paying attention. But really, even considering all that, its a 5 minute job to change out the tube. You do not need a new spring or buffer as long as you have a carbine length collapsible stock and tube to start with. The buffer tube and spring inside the vietnam era type a2 stocks wont work.
The only reason I used a bushy buttstock assembly is that the last one I bought (DPMS) to put on it didn't line up exactly, as the threads on either the tube or the receiver weren't CNC'd, and when I got it over the buffer detent enough to be sure to hold the buffer back, the tube ended up being canted about 5 degrees. The bushmaster tube has a lip at the end that solved the problem.
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Interesting thread. This was before the ammo dried up. The video above, showing different walmart .22 ammo, a yes, those were the days.

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Never really got into the idea of slidefire,doesn't appeal to me for AR's or AK's. but if I ever had the money I would like to put one on an AR along with that Ares Armor belt fed AR upper. It would be like a completely civilian legal machinegun.

That would be badass

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Never really got into the idea of slidefire,doesn't appeal to me for AR's or AK's. but if I ever had the money I would like to put one on an AR along with that Ares Armor belt fed AR upper. It would be like a completely civilian legal machinegun.

That would be badass
Maybe, but the added weight may absorb enough recoil to make it not work so well.
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Maybe, but the added weight may absorb enough recoil to make it not work so well.
It works with the recoil of a 22lr and you think switching to a belt fed upper in 223/5.56 is gonna cause a weight issue?
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