Fireball follower fiasco

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by bbassi, May 6, 2017.

  1. bbassi

    bbassi

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    I've been waiting on a fireball follower from PTG since February and my patience is wore out. I remember reading someone here has modified a 223 follower to work and wondered if someone would post some pictures and directions so I can finish this project up. Thanks.
     
  2. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Don't criticize the farmer with your mouth full. Gold $$ Contributor

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    Check Saubier.com for info on the mod. You'll need a magazine box with the large spacer also. Just a heads up, I have two original .17FBs, a Model 7 and a Model 700 with all original internals and neither one feeds worth a crap.
     
  3. bbassi

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    I swore someone here ground one down to work?

    I have the correct box and spring from Remington, why they can't/won't make the follower is beyond me. PTG still lists the follower as "in stock" and will take your your money, but then tell you there was a "problem" with the followers and
    they needed to reorder them. Still waiting and they still have my money.
     
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  5. bbassi

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    Thank you for that JohnHenry. Much appreciated.
     
  6. Prose

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    Pacific Tool and Gauge accidentally produced the last batch of followers with the ramp on the right instead of the left. They had to completely restart their production run and their new batch will be ready to ship soon, that is why it's taking so long. I spoke directly with their production manager on this and brought the problem to their attention. I spoke with him again last Friday (4/5) and he had my new one in hand and was getting ready to ship it.

    Their new batch was redesigned slightly for smoother feeding, so the extra engineer work added some time to the wait.
     

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