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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks guys for all the suggestions! The pipe cutter worked GREAT! did a clean job, and only took a few minutes :D
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.
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.
Shiba-Kun, that iss one Bad-a@@ little automag. VERY cool!
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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