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Old April 17, 2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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.22LR SA80 bullpup

SA80 / L85 using Marlin 60 .22LR

Full metal

This **** weighs 15.1 lbs lol

Trigger linkage is done
AR15 CASV quad rail
10/22 flash hider
Eotech clone
Magpul AFG and front sight

Testing firing in a week.


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Old April 17, 2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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Nice Job Defcon!
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Old April 17, 2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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I want one lol, ever think of making videos or instructions on how you manage to get all these working? I'd love to know how the heck you do this.

Despite the history of the SA80, I love the look of the rifle (Even if it does weigh a ton)
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Old April 17, 2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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I want one lol, ever think of making videos or instructions on how you manage to get all these working? I'd love to know how the heck you do this.

Despite the history of the SA80, I love the look of the rifle (Even if it does weigh a ton)
yes ive been doing video explanations after ive completed them. theyre not step by step because majority of the .22 conversions have "neva been dun befo"

so its hard for me to document something step by step when im going through trial and error.

when a conversion is ready for cleaning, i do a take down and record the internals showing what cuts ive made, what i fabricated using aluminum strips, or where i had to use epoxy putty to help buffer or create brackets, etc

i did the SA80 because people dont normally see these at the range.
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Old April 17, 2013, 10:42 AM   #5
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Nice Job Defcon!
thanks man!

im saving up for a KRISS($360) and Remington MSR ($465) next. unfortunately i have to buy these new because its hard for me to find these broken/used.
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Old April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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I think the British cadets actually use .22lr versions of the SA80 for training anyway. Really neat! So is this like the others, that being a gutted airsoft rifle that has been converted to become what it is now?

May I ask how it shoots and how difficult it was to fabricate the parts? (A little limited here sadly in terms of tools)
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Old April 17, 2013, 12:14 PM   #7
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I think the British cadets actually use .22lr versions of the SA80 for training anyway. Really neat! So is this like the others, that being a gutted airsoft rifle that has been converted to become what it is now?

May I ask how it shoots and how difficult it was to fabricate the parts? (A little limited here sadly in terms of tools)
yes thats all i know how to do are gutted airsoft conversions.

i havent shot this yet. i just finished it last night. ill be going to the range in a week for the test fire.

for this build, i used a dremel, power drill, table vice grip, hammer, angle grinder, epoxy putty, 1/8 steel rod. this one was a bit difficult because its a bullpup. i had to go through 3 iterations of trigger linkages before i got it right. i used epoxy putty around the the barrel to prevent horizontal movement. i used an extended bolt to go through the plastic buffer in the action. drill a hole in the action and hooked the 1/8 rod to it. used a dremel to cut 2 slits on the upper and lower receiver of the SA80 and attached plumbing clamps to close the SA80 upper/lower receiver

im also building a 3D printer and learning autocad. so ill be designing/producing my own personal stocks/chassis'/handguards for my .22's.
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Old April 17, 2013, 02:48 PM   #8
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Well, it looks like the SA80s my Brit buds were carrying in Afghanistan when I was there last year.

Let us know how it shoots.
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Old April 17, 2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Can you post a link to some of your videos?

You always do sweet work man, keep it up!
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Old April 17, 2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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Can you post a link to some of your videos?

You always do sweet work man, keep it up!
http://www.youtube.com/user/defconskylude?feature=mhee
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Old April 19, 2013, 09:17 AM   #11
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