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I did a lot of reading over there too before and while waiting for my kit from Boyds to come in. From what I've discerned EABCo also get their barrels from E.R. Shaw. I've had zero issues with mine so far. I was worried that I wouldn't like the round or it would turn out badly but it's awesome. If I didn't need the stock as well as the barrel/bolt handle I would have called EABCo w/o a second thought. There's a lot of tweakers (not the drug kind) over there and I would venture that they've done something else to enable the slam fires. I've read using a more powerful hammer spring causing this and after going back to the factory, problem gone. Bottom line, don't worry about until the problem arises just know that using an aftermarket firing pin or heavier hammer spring may cause issue.
Thanks Mark I had read that before and couldn't remember where I saw it. I ordered that eabco kit but am now having second thoughts after the posts I read over at rimfire central. Apparently there have been numerous reports of case separations due to slam fires. I wouldn't even give this a second thought except I'm left handed and my eyes and face are on the side where the bang occurs. Apparently the shells are catching on the lip of where the throat tapers and not seat properly. So I may buy a Savage .17HM2 semi auto instead. I feel their liability insurance is better than mine.
Posted 10 July 2006 - 05:58 AM
That's fine, but as I stated I'm left handed and my eyes would be on the side this occurs on. So not worrying about it until it happens isn't very reassuring. I'm not telling anyone what to do. Just making people aware that it has occurred. I personally don't want to take the chance that it will occur as it has happened on several occasions so far. If they made a left handed version of the action I wouldn't give it a second thought. I'm glad you're happy with yours but it doesn't change my mind about endangering my vision.
Bottom line, don't worry about until the problem arises just know that using an aftermarket firing pin or heavier hammer spring may cause issue.
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Eric, it's the Model 717M2. Man I get those two brands switched in my brain. Thank you. I have my EABCO kit. Maybe I could try and shoot it right handed.
I have the EABCO factory contour kit and I love it. Very light and reliable. I went through some difficulties with another brand 17HM2 barrel and ended up with this one (after getting over my fear of blow-ups). Either way, do not shoot this kit without shooting glasses and if you hold under the magazine, gloves. I did when I shot the other brand barrel and it saved my eyesight. My hand and arm ate alot of brass, but that can be fixed.btw, is is the Savage you are looking at John, or the Marlin 717?Eric A. Mayer
Posted 10 July 2006 - 05:54 PM
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Eric,CDNN I sometimes have feces for brains.... what is CDNN. Do you have their website? For $149 SOUNDS LIKE A DEAL.
John,Did you see the left-hand Savage Mark II bolt-action in 17HM2 for $149.99 from CDNN? Looks pretty nice and dirt cheap.It's in my printed catalog, but you can download a pdf version of it off their site.Eric A. Mayer
BOYDS HAVE THE ABOVE BUT IT'S BACKORDERED 30 DAYS.
Thanks to all. Boyds is the better deal and 18" looks like the way to go.Steve
Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:59 PM
Okay capitol i understand I took it the wrong way my bad....
If someone would've posted that link for me I would have been thankful because it answered the posters original question.
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Nice! John sent me the link.... some darn good prices in that catalog of theirs!
John,Did you see the left-hand Savage Mark II bolt-action in 17HM2 for $149.99 from CDNN? Looks pretty nice and dirt cheap.
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