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    Default AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    I saw some old posts on here asking the same question but I didn't really see a clear cut answer.

    Could one convert their AR to cycled manually by let's say removing the gas tube and welding the adjustable gas block to the off position?

    I have also thought about pinning and/or welding a bob sled into the lower but the first option sounds better.


    I know hunting with a black(evil) rifle in PA will really grind some people's gears, but with small game changing the rules I don't think it will be too much longer.

    So any one using one? Is it legal?
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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    It would have to be non field modifiable. And you'll get hassled by the game wardens since all they would see is a scary black Rifle. But I do believe it'd be legal.
    I also believe a company out of the UK makes uppers that are side charging single shots.
    You can also build one and have the gas block hole filled in
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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    Do you think the game warden would say that the welded gas block is field modifiable? I guess I could buy a new barrel that doesn't have gas port drilled.
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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    I've had a Troy Pump Action rifle on my wishlist for large game in PA. I've seen them in 5.56, 300 BO and 308.

    The only gotcha I see with the 308 is the muzzle device threading is something odd that has to be redone to host a suppressor or another muzzle device. I'd have to consult the great Google again to see what it is and I'm just too lazy to open another tab for this post.

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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by LMTguy View Post
    Do you think the game warden would say that the welded gas block is field modifiable? I guess I could buy a new barrel that doesn't have gas port drilled.
    They could cite you anyway and you'd have to prove it isn't

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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    I have been hunting with an FAL in Pa. for the last several years.
    I machined a lockable gas plug that needs a key to remove.

    You could not change it in the field unless you had the key and a functional gas plug.
    Of course the average wco has trouble finding his ass with both hands, so count on being written up and your shit confiscated.

    I also have reams of frustrating correspondence with the legal dept. regarding the matter.
    I even requested they meet me and write me up so we could get the matter before a judge- a REAL judge, not a magistrate.
    Request politely denied, naturally.

    Email me if you want the long version.
    In the years since, I've never been questioned but it's probably only due to the wco trying to decide if an FAL is actually some kind of firearm...
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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by SIGFAN86 View Post
    They could cite you anyway and you'd have to prove it isn't
    I'd tell them to shoot it there on the spot and see if it cycles.
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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by cdi View Post
    I have been hunting with an FAL in Pa. for the last several years.
    I machined a lockable gas plug that needs a key to remove.

    You could not change it in the field unless you had the key and a functional gas plug.
    Of course the average wco has trouble finding his ass with both hands, so count on being written up and your shit confiscated.

    I also have reams of frustrating correspondence with the legal dept. regarding the matter.
    I even requested they meet me and write me up so we could get the matter before a judge- a REAL judge, not a magistrate.
    Request politely denied, naturally.

    Email me if you want the long version.
    In the years since, I've never been questioned but it's probably only due to the wco trying to decide if an FAL is actually some kind of firearm...
    Just sent you a PM.
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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    Why? Unless this is just a cerebral exercise, in my opinion its a pointless endeavor. Lets ruin a MSR so it mimic's a bolt ?Just buy a bolt. $600 msr plus what it costs for mods or $ 250 savage axis. Maybe i'm a fudd, but until they make semi's legal for large game my M70 is my go to meat getter. That being said, when they do legalize it I will give it a go with my M1A just for the hell of it.

    Cycling a bolt or lever gives you a faster second shot than lifting your head pulling that dumb ass charging handle.

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    Default Re: AR conversion to bolt action for hunting

    I have bolt guns, I just like the AR platform. I practice more with them then I do my bolt guns.
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