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Desert Kraut
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« on: August 15, 2017, 02:55:49 PM »

Taking delivery of my M17S in 5.56 today. Really excited to get my hands on it and join the Bullpup community. Soon as I get the chance to run it through it's paces, I will tell you all about it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 04:41:31 PM »


 Keep us informed and a big congratulations
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 01:12:31 PM »

Took my M17S 5.56 to the range a few weeks ago to set up my Eotech 512 and sight it in. I took 60 rounds of Federal's Independence ammo in 5.56 (55grain) and started running it through it's paces. It was not a good first session. Out of the sixty rounds, roughly ten percent would jam in the receiver and I could not clear them with the charging handle. I had to open up the gun and and forcefully yank on the bolt carrier assembly to get it out. When they ejected, I saw that the cartridge was bent right below where the bullet was crimped to the casing. Not a happy camper. I texted Ken and he thought that it might be the ammo. This stuff was 5.99 a box from Sportsman's Warehouse. He said the gun had been test-fired before it was shipped and ran well.

Second range session last week: used Remington UMC ammo (55 grain) .223 and the gun ran flawlessly through a whole box. I took more of the Federal 5.56 and loaded it up and it ran flawlessly as well. I did thoroughly clean and lube the gun before this second session so I don't know what happened the first time. I chalk it up to getting the gun broken in.

Accuracy wise, I shot a fist sized hole dead center into the target at 50 yards standing. For me at my age and with my old eyes, I was very happy with my new bullpup. The trigger is a dream  and it just feels so responsive to bring to target compared to my AR. I love the feel and the quality of my M17S. Great product and great support. Will try to post pictures soon.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 06:29:49 PM »

Thanks DK, its nice to hear first hand account and Im glad you enjoy it so much. Maybe I can get one soon... C'mon Santa, get it in gear! Because it may fit in a stocking, it is a bullpup after all.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:23:25 PM »

Hope you have been a good boy this year. I will keep my fingers crossed for you michaeljager.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 10:19:02 PM »

I have a 5.56 and .308 M17s, they are nice rifles. Both shoot 1 inch groups with my handloads.
It took a while to find the right combination of powder and bullet but once I got  it, just kept
making more of the same load. I had Nikon 6-18 Buckmasters scopes on both for load development.
Now I use Vortex Spitfire 3x prism scopes on them. The trigger on the M17s is a thing of beauty,
crisp and light. I hope you enjoy your M17s.

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 04:04:11 PM »

Just changed the optic on the 308 to an Antibal 1 to 8x XP8.
Going to the range to dial it in on Wednesday.

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Desert Kraut
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 08:01:12 PM »

Let us know how you like it, Dogslayer.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 08:43:19 PM »

I have shot it with that optic on it 3 or 4 times. My opinion of it is that it is a good quality
midrange priced scope. The reticle has a diamond shape to it, or if you will, a square turned
90 degrees. The illumination of it has 12 settings for brightness, the highest setting allows
you to use it as a red-dot with both eyes open. It is quite bright in daylight. There are a bunch of
hash marks for windage and elevation. It is currently on my KM Arms M17s 308. The gun club
I belong to has steel from 100 to 300 Yards, some rectangular, some animal silhouettes.
No problem to hit the 1/2 size bear at 300. I plan on getting the same scope for my
5.56 M17s when my budget allows. KM Arms is a stocking dealer for these and is
about 35 miles from my house. I would recommend it to anyone in the market for
this type of sight.


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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 02:02:17 AM »

Who's charging handle do you have on there? The original charging handle design was probably the weakest part on an otherwise nice bullpup with a great trigger and that one looks awesome. The only other thing I'd need is an adjustable gas block on the 5.56 variant.
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 02:19:25 AM »

The charging handle is standard on the .308 model. I asked for it when I ordered my 5.56 M17S and love it. Easy to grab and out of the way the rest of the time.
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2018, 07:11:57 AM »

Who's charging handle do you have on there? The original charging handle design was probably the weakest part on an otherwise nice bullpup with a great trigger and that one looks awesome. The only other thing I'd need is an adjustable gas block on the 5.56 variant.

KM Arms will sell you the folding charging handle, not sure of the price. I got one for my
5.56 M17s  a long time ago.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2018, 12:24:56 PM »

OK thanks guys, I don't know why Ken won't just install it from the get go on the 5.56 but at least it's available. Adj gas block on the 5.56 and it will fully meet my needs.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2018, 11:25:26 PM »

Dogslayer, what barrel length for the .308 please? And yes, I'm taking a poll.
Also, is the barrel free floated, do you know?

Thanks
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2018, 10:46:31 AM »

Non free float I just saw.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2018, 04:54:34 PM »

Dogslayer, what barrel length for the .308 please? And yes, I'm taking a poll.
Also, is the barrel free floated, do you know?

Thanks
I have the 20" barrel on my .308, I wish that I had got the 16" barrel instead.
There is only 100 fps of difference between the two.

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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2018, 12:21:18 AM »

A barrel group isn't that expensive.
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2018, 09:58:47 PM »

I might have Ken swap out the 20" for a 16". The downside is that I have already done load
development to get it to shoot 1" groups at 100 yards. I don't know what he would
charge to swap in a 16", then I would have to run a bunch of rounds through it to
find an accuracy node again.

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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2018, 11:37:49 AM »

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A barrel group isn't that expensive.

How much, and is Ken making them available?
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2018, 05:30:23 PM »

Contact me via email and I can give you pricing.
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