I have had one of these for about a year now. Mine came with the barrel and bolt in great shape, one mag barely used, and one completely beat to hell. I am wondering what other peoples thoughts are on this package? I think it installs and removes easily and is fantastic for saving money, and also for people that want to try the gun out but are terrified of the sounds coming from the .308. (women and children mainly)
My issues originally were the good looking magazine had a million and one problems. Rounds sticking down in the mag, all kinds of things. I determined this is why the mag had virtually no use. The beat up one functioned pretty well, assuming you loaded it carefully. I have done multiple things to both of them and have them both working at "peak" performance now, but I still get one or two stovepipes per mag. I feel like it is the .22 bolts fault. No matter how much I clean and oil it though, it still isn't happening. It's such a complicated piece I hate to modify it too much. Has anyone worked on one of these? It seems to me they extract fine (what a strange extractor right?) but the bolt closes back on it before it gets clear of the ejection port. Like it is kicking it forward into the open breech maybe? or the small .22 bolt isn't moving back far enough? Would love to hear what other people have been through.
Overall though I give it a B+. I'm glad I have it, but I can't imagine the german army liked these things for full auto training. Great practice at clearing jams, though!