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Old 06-18-2007, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cutting Automag feedneck

Ok, I know there has to be some of you that have cut down the feed neck on your Mags... I have a Right Feed body. LONG feed neck, too long for me. I want to cut it down, but my only real question is...How many have you have done it and were happy with the results?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cut it down with an angle grinder and smoothed out the parts with a dremel and some hand sanding/buffing.

Works just fine. Just make sure you leave yourself enough neck. I have seen some bodies with just not quite enough to hold an elbow securely.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I cut mine with a hack saw..... just try and keep it straight when you are cutting. I had to file it a little to level it out.

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I found that a pipe cutter works well.....just make sure you have a good one! Then onec the cut is done just clean off the lip inside the neck.
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Mine came cut down already and it works fine. But to help it out I cut away the elbow in a little semi circle so that the vent hole isn't blocked. It fits tight down but it means I need to use a hose clamp since there's not enough plastic left to trust the usual plastic clamping ears to do the job.

I'd mark it well and just cut it with a hacksaw using slow deliberate strokes with firm but not heavy cutting pressure to avoid taking the edge off the teeth.
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Thanks guys for all the suggestions! The pipe cutter worked GREAT! did a clean job, and only took a few minutes
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It must be a fairly soft variety of stainless then. I was expecting it to be a little tougher. Anyhow you'll love the new lower profile.
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I went the pipe cutter route too.

I cleaned the rim w/ a sanding stick (flat piece of wood wrapped w/ a high grit sandpaper) and used a fine file for the lip of the ID.

If I recall correctly, I cut the height down to match the length of the elbow I had on the AM at the time.

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i wrapped mine with black electical tape on either side of the cut line
and used a hacksaw

mine is real low:
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