Accuracy International 223 conversion working

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guys, thanks for you patience, ive got R2 on my rifle and working, trying to get the bolt close as smooth as a factory AI 308 bolt. Lots of stuff going on with the closing cams, etc and the different geometry in place with the 223 head. Its 95% right now, got mine shooting sub 1" @400Y

ready with CC 😎
 
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    I’ve heard Gilbert’s design runs flawlessly, the hide member I bought mine from stated it was smooth and feeding a 100% without issue.
    Ordered up some 80 and 88 Gr ELD’s to run in front of Varget. 80 Gr is what he said was hands down the best in the conversion.

    I’ll be putting it through the paces end of next week.
     

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    My 223 conversion kit is being delivered today that i was lucky enough to purchase end of last week from a member here. Can not wait to get it out to the range. I feel I'm all set, 6.5CM, 6 Dasher and now the 223 conversion kit. I would be all over a WSM bolt for the AXSA, that would be icing on the cake. (y)
    You are set for sure. Jealous
     

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    My 223 conversion kit is being delivered today that i was lucky enough to purchase end of last week from a member here. Can not wait to get it out to the range. I feel I'm all set, 6.5CM, 6 Dasher and now the 223 conversion kit. I would be all over a WSM bolt for the AXSA, that would be icing on the cake. (y)
    Why wait on WSM…I’ve been shooting it for over a year 😀
     

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    AT-X 223 😻

    Waiting patiently for both.
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    I hate waiting 😝
     
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    Got my 223 Rem conversion out today for the 1st time, all I can say is sweet…
    Through a few loads together using 69 Gr, 73 Gr and 80 Gr boolits and was sub MOA. Just fire forming me some brass.
    It runs smooth as silk..,
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    do you run a 223 Wylde chamber or just long throated 223 ? 5.56 ammo hence the question
    Yes, I open the throat on a 223 Wylde to take full advantage of the mags and be able to run 85.5bergers. I’ve run 95smk but can’t push them that fast, just pushing 2620 before massive compressed load.

    this crap 556 ammo is more just for trigger time for my son.
     
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    Did not read entire thread - how far out, if at all, will mag or 223 bolts be available?
     

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    Greg is working on them and making a few minor revisions, but he's swamped with work right now. His last update was a month ago trying out some tweaks to the lug ramp geometry, and I would like to think he'll have them out in another 2-3 months or so...but hopefully he'll pop in here with another update.

    Really liking my 223 conversion, it was worth the wait. I'm interested to see AI's 223 conversion when it is finally available and what they're going to provide for a magazine.
     

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    @trophyhunter came out with the original 223 bolt head conversion, they offered it for some time. I bought the rights/technology from them and we are making some small revisions in geometry. We are mostly through the revision and should put the R2 into production very shortly. We are assuming to be very close to the original price structure, to be determined on "announcement". We've got lots of 224 barrels in stock, and ready to produce barrels based on our typical pre-fit lead times
     

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    Awesome thanks. You do have a ton of barrels, just got another Bartlein delivered from you today.

    Will a mag bolt face be in the works as well?
     
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    @trophyhunter came out with the original 223 bolt head conversion, they offered it for some time. I bought the rights/technology from them and we are making some small revisions in geometry. We are mostly through the revision and should put the R2 into production very shortly. We are assuming to be very close to the original price structure, to be determined on "announcement". We've got lots of 224 barrels in stock, and ready to produce barrels based on our typical pre-fit lead times
    I’m not overly far from you if you need a tester !