The rounds extracted fine. I shot some steel and brass case rounds with upper mounted on a standard lower with generic ambi charging handle and with the Bear Creek side charging lower. The hardest part is making sure the bcg is fully into battery as I did not have a buffer tube on either lower. I also shot the 350 Legend upper in the same config and it had substantially more muzzle flip (10.5" barrel) with factory rounds.But how was extraction/ejection? I'm impressed you made it work at all and didn't shoot yourself in the eye
The new firing pin activator worked splendidly. Next trip to the woods I am going to test the accuracy range of this upper only firearm.I am upgrading the upper only firearm's firing pin activator. With the previous activator, I was able to fire one round but the other couple of rounds I tried would not fire. The primers were not getting hit hard enough. These photos show the upgraded activator. I will powder coat it black to smooth out the edges of the threads. I will be testing this out in the next few weeks.
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Sounds like a great idea but probably above my pay grade.That's some great outside-of-the-box thinking, can't wait to see what the stock-attached version looks like!
How do you plan to add the stock? I'm guessing you'll probably want some kind of retention device to keep the handle / firing mechanism captive, since it looks like you're still relying on the charging handle for extraction. I'm wondering if you could somehow attach the charging handle to the firing mechanism so that when you pull back after firing it extracts the round for you?