Ok, now I'm more anxious to receive mine.....and possibly order another. Thanks for the good explanation.
It'll work with everyone's setup. So for your setup, your saying your stock gas jet is at 1.2mm at the 12 O'clock Position and when you want to shoot suppressed you switch it to the 10 O'clock position. (Only 1 option to shoot suppressed)Not sure if that post was directed at me. I was trying to say that the stock gas jet on a 6.5 Creedmoor 20S appears to be smaller than the smallest hole you reported on your gas regulator so I don’t think it’ll work on the Creedmoor version as is.
I did extensive jet testing quite awhile back. When running the 16" barrel a 1.35 will run flawlessly with the cheapest surplus without suppressor in the 12 position and when suppressed in the 10 position it had far less blowback than stock and also would run perfect. If I was going to run full power 308 all the time I'd need to go to a 1.25 or even 1.2 for the gas to be "normal". Going to a 1.3, it would run fine 90% of the time with the cheaper surplus, run perfect with better quality surplus....all unsuppressed....suppressed it ran perfect. Since it is a SHTF weapon for me I went with the 1.35 for full, no issue functionality.Love to read these "in the field" stories.. THANKS for the report!..
It seems like your 17 can benefit from a small downsize of your "fuel pump" (gasjet) to go with your 3-select. I dont rly want to take too much guess but I want to say that you have a longer can than 6in. Higher pressure cans will have an overpowering gas effect.
I can suggest with confidence to take the jet down to 1.3mm or so, not too much so that your gun still runs without the can on pos1. This will give you a more noticeable difference between positions.
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To change subjects just a little bit Eddie, are you still working on an alloy aftermarket lower receiver for the SCAR 17? I just got a SCAR 20 in 6.5 Creedmoor & I still don't like the $40-$60 FN mags. On my SCAR 17 I have an aftermarket lower & lots of Duramag/CPD mags which I'd like to use between platforms. What say ye?
Thanks for the explanation Eddie & I can understand your reluctance to dive into the lower project. I do know that one of the individuals originally associated with the Handl lowers (not Handl himself) has all the digital design/manufacturing information & might be interested in sharing it in a possible partnership. I really like my aftermarket lower in spite of all the negative information about Handl products, spread mainly by the poors. Same goes for S.E.A.L. lowers. There are lots of individual who have paid up front for those, only to be going into their 2nd year of waiting to receive they're lowers.The alloy lower project, just like the 25rd magazine project has come accross circumstances that make it not a good idea to move forward with. Not to say, they are cancelled, I just want everything to be optimum for the success of the project and not just end up wasting my time, or sending out IOUs for broken promises. I don't have alot of products in the menu, but I like to take on what I can chew only. The lower has been almost to prototype status twice but requires partnership with a shop that has the capable machines to mill them right. This turns into a bidding war for profit margin between the shop and myself. To me, this always turns into a situation where I would be screwed and left with all the exposure to loss if something goes south. They still get paid, I pickup all the check. Its risky. Ever since bringing all my processes in-house and firing all these machine shops, I have beecome more and more able to bring about innovations and new product. 3-Select is an example of this. I don't think it's going to take too long before I can arm my shop with the needed tools to turn out a proper lower for the SCAR.
MotoTech is certainly growing, thanks to all of you.