Sunday, November 25, 2018

Project Night Prowler Reduex pt 5

Part five of this continuing series.

See the previous posts by clicking on the links below

Project Night Prowler

Project Night Prowler Reduex pt1

Project Night Prowler Reduex pt2

Project Night Prowler Reduex pt3 

Project Night Prowler Reduex pt4

One of the last things on my list was to replace the gold trigger with a black one. I found this broken trigger assembly with a black trigger for $3 at a gun show

The proper anodized black trigger compare to the gold anodized, but blacked out, trigger

I cleaned up the parts, reassembled and added some lubrication.

I trimmed the bolt on the vertical fore grip

I swapped out the rear action screw, as the the replacement (and original one for that matter) were a bit too short and had messed up the threads. 
Luckily I had an 8-32 tap, so I cleaned up the threads and added the longer cap screw

Lastly I was not happy with the scope location, the line of sight was way too tall

I happened to have the same scope (different brand, but obviously made in the same factory) that was a 42mm objective instead of the 50mm

I then ordered a set of low rise scope mounts to get the line of sight closer to the bore

The new scope rings have bump outs that fit the picatinney rail, making for a very secure fit

When fitting the scope and adjusting the eye relief, I noticed that my low profile rings combined with the large ocular aperture made for the need for some clearance

So I filed off the first two rails, you rarely ever use the first two anyway.....


The new total dimensions of this rifle are:

Overall length: 29 1/4" (74 cm) (we cut 10 3/4" off the factory length)
Barrel length: 18 1/2"
Overall height: 6 1/4" without scope, 9" with scope

Recap of what we performed:
  • Installed new Badger bullpup stock
  • Blacked out the bolt by bluing it, also cleaned and polished the internal parts
  • Swapped the gold trigger for a black one
  • Swapped the scope and rings for smaller/shorter ones
  • Shortened and recrowned the barrel
  • Added some gription to the butt plate along with the Punisher skull
  •  Added a vertical, folding fore grip

Total costs for the project (this version of it anyway)

Rifle: $50.00
Badger Stock & Scope rail: $144.00
Fore Grip: $0 (came off another project)
Scope: $0 came in a lot of parts I bought
Scope Mounts: $14.88
Laser: $3.99 (discount code)
Trigger parts: $3.00

Total: $215.87

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