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Old 11-24-2008, 02:07 PM #1
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Ego Feedneck Mod

Since the pictures in the old thread aren't there anymore, I decided to take my own when I did the mod.

Tools Needed:
-Hacksaw
-Files (various textures for smoothness)
-Precise ruler, gonna need to measure down to 32nds of an inch
-Piece of leather or thick cloth to protect the body of your gun from scratches. I did not use one because it was not important to maintain looks, but even so i did very minimal damage to the anno, most of it is covered by the ego feedneck.

Step 1:
Vice your body. I measured and cut at 18/32" for the initial cut with the hacksaw. Leave yourself enough room to file it smooth and level, since a hacksaw probably wont give you a level cut.


Step 2:
Square off your feedneck. I measured 4/32" into the sides of the feedneck and used a very fine hand saw to cut straight down. You want your final outer diameter to be 29/32". size may vary between feednecks, so measure yours and don't cut too far in. Once i marked where I wanted to cut, I used the edge of a file to start my groove. This helped immensely, since my blade could not jump out of the slot.


Step 3:
Now cut the corners off the square. Once again, don't cut too far in. I used the same hand saw that i used to square the feedneck. Yes, I cut a corner off before I took the picture. The saw I used for the vertical cuts is in the second picture. I recommend something that small to avoid cutting too thin.



Step 4:
File the neck into a circle. I did this with some large hand files, using a semi smooth surface for most of it. Once I got the feedneck semi-round, I just eyeballed it and decided which parts needed to be thinned out. I also used the Ego feedneck as a guide to show where I needed to file.


Step 5:
File the height down to where you want it. I wanted my feedneck flush to the body of the gun, so I filed it down to 14/32". It sits nicely on the flat parts of the body surrounding the feedneck. 14/32" is pretty much as low as you can go. However, if you want it higher, just file and test fit the feedneck until you get it where you want it. After you get everything where you want it, deburr and file the edges smooth. I did this with a deburring tool, but a file will do the same job.


Finished Product:


Overall Measurements:
Outer Diameter - 29/32"
Height - 14/32"

Ego Measurement Pictures:
Note - The ruler in the second picture was angles slightly to try to cut off the glare. the actual measurement is between 13/32" and 14/32"

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:21 PM #2
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nice how to and it look like a really nice job
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:32 PM #3
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:05 PM #4
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the coolest thing about this mod is that it looks like you can eye-ball 90% of it as long as you have a somewhat steady hand and some paitience.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:32 PM #5
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the coolest thing about this mod is that it looks like you can eye-ball 90% of it as long as you have a somewhat steady hand and some paitience.
this is true. only things i did not eyeball were the height and the square cuts.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:50 PM #6
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wow didnt realize how much meat was on the feedneck.

great job
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:41 AM #7
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just as a side note, I did the halfblock and midgeting this weekend as well. came out great
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:16 AM #8
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can we get a pic of the finall product ?
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:52 PM #9
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there is a pic of the body with the feedneck on it in the original post. if you want one of the assembled cocker, give me a bit lol. still have to thread the pump arm, make the bolt sled and mod the bolt or get one.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:55 PM #10
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So I'm assuming that this mod wouldn't work with a cocker that had a threaded feedneck?
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:05 PM #11
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no it wouldnt. with a threaded feedneck, you can just buy another. the press fitted dont really make it easy to get a new one
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Yea, that's what I was thinking too. But I have no idea where to get that type of feedneck.....I don't really mind spending too much on this "mod", but the threaded feednecks that are available for the cocker(s) right now just look fugly.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:11 AM #13
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lookig at this dam may have to get the mill on the go and do it to a trilogy and a outkast I have here. I hate the stock feednecks.
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roughly how long did this take you?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:13 PM #15
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i took about a day on mine, granted i think you should go slower then i did... set aside prolly a couple days. since i rushed mine wasn't all that wonderful looking. it did the job more or less ok... although i also had a friend do a tad bit of tig welding to make sure the thing wouldn't come off.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:19 PM #16
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no it wouldnt. with a threaded feedneck, you can just buy another. the press fitted dont really make it easy to get a new one
Not true. I modded my ANS GX-5. I only sanded down the threaded area.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:37 PM #17
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:13 AM #18
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Just used a file, a dremel some 400 grit sandpaper and a mark one eyeball.


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looks nice wih
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how would i round out the feedneck on a mill? any special bits? i could get it cut down roughly on the mill, then file it down i guess. any tips?
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for a mill i use a rotary table, some people have a cnc mill so they program it to go around the feed
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