5.56 to 5.45 bolt

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by sbeezy, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    I've been searching for a 5.45 bolt for months now with no luck. When I finally found a guy who had one I let on that I haven't been able to find one which prompted him to hold on to it singe could get more money. So my question is, would it be a good idea to just buy a 5.56 BCG and get ye bolt widened to fit the 5.45 case? I've read about it being doable but didn't think it was worth it until now. I'd beget a professional to do it of course. Any thoughts?
     
  2. sbeezy

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    Bump


    I'm thinking about getting a 5.56 Bcg soon and having the bolt opened up for 5.45. Any opinions?
     

  3. purehavoc

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    I have been talking to a machinist about this . He said it can be done but not sure the extractor will be right . Just waiting to hear back :(
     
  4. Argyle_Armoring

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    Spikes Tactical makes some but they're $225 on www.aimsurplus.com and they're sold out.
     
  5. sbeezy

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    Yeah let me know what you hear. I've read a little about people saying it can be done but not from anyone who's done it.

    And I've seen the spikes one. Pricy and sold out. I dot WANT to spend 225, but I may have to.
     
  6. sbeezy

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    You hear anything back from the machinist?
     
  7. sbeezy

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    I'm gonna bump this one last time just because I can't find a 5.45 bolt or any info on converting a 5.56 bolt.,
     
  8. purehavoc

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    My guy doesn't think it will hold up and it appears the extractor is different
     
  9. sbeezy

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    Dang. It looks like I'll just have to be patient and keep looking. I didn't really like the idea of modifying a bolt anyway, but I would have if it worked. Thanks.