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Posted: September 02 2018 at 10:34pm | IP Logged Quote backbencher


Got the hopper chopped to 10 round height today.  HK used a strong plastic.

This is a mockup:
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Finally doing it...
I admire your determination.
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Posted: September 04 2018 at 7:24am | IP Logged Quote backbencher

Welp, gonna try.  Got it thinned out to fit in a Stag magwell last night, but it wouldn't feed.

The bolt would stop on the feed lips, close w/o feeding the round, or jam the round - all from bolt lock.
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Posted: September 04 2018 at 10:10am | IP Logged Quote ds1948

You could try a weighted block to see if that helps with feeding issues or a slot for the extractor groove like on the old Gatling gun systems, though those used rimmed rounds. This is a fun concept to watch though.
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Posted: September 04 2018 at 12:11pm | IP Logged Quote backbencher

So far I've only tried it w/ one round in the hopper.  I can try it w/ 10 and put my fingers on top.  If it only feeds when relatively full, and you have to press on it, it's still a faster reload than what they have.

What kind of slot for the extractor groove did the Gatlings use?
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Posted: September 04 2018 at 12:16pm | IP Logged Quote ds1948

Google gatling gun Bruce feed, or think of it like the bolt face of a m1919. Rails hold and guide the round down. It usually works better with single stacks though. You could also look at the Japanese type 11 except that used a spring to compress the "hopper" of 5 round clips. I assume that may be called a magazine?
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Yeah, the Type 11 was my inspiration.  The KH SL-8 is a single stack magazine, w/ internal rails around the neck of the round.  It has unique feed lips, being designed basically as one-half of a double stack mag, so it feeds from one side only.
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