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Old 11-07-2017, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Would you bother with a Norinco Hunter conversion in 2017?

Just wondering where opinions stand on this currently. Not sure what all options there are but I know the main one at least is a Galil. Every old thread I've found has the stupid Photobucket "Please update your account" bullshit.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:14 PM   #2
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If you want that older Galil or Valmet look, then go for it. Performance-wise it doesn't offer anything over what's already out there though. But you already know that.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:21 PM   #3
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If I had the parts, money and technical know how I would definitely attempt a Norinco Hunter/ Galil clone.

Check out this recent link from the gunsmiting section

http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321662
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:38 PM   #4
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Wish I never sold mine. But I would have kept it in original configuration
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:39 PM   #5
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Oh man that's my dream build.


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Old 11-10-2017, 07:11 PM   #6
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I would leave it in its original configuration. They are getting rarer as many of them have had a Galil conversion done.

Galil kits are plentiful right now. Grab one from AoA or Apex, a Tortort 80% receiver, Yugo M70 bolt/bullet guide, and I believe a forum member has made 7.62x39 Galil barrels before.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:36 PM   #7
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I had a Norinco Hunter. Couldn't sell it fast enough. Awkward reach to the trigger...wouldn't feed hollow points...odd slant back receiver...etc...etc. Will never own another one.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:11 AM   #8
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I would only to have a unique rifle. The stock trigger is awful in all ways.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:47 AM   #9
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I would leave it in its original configuration. They are getting rarer as many of them have had a Galil conversion done.
For good reason, as many pointed out here who owned them, stock Hunters suck.

Converting them to be Galil-like is their only saving grace.

There is absolutely no collector value for neutered, sporterized imports. They are the policy of antigunners and an insult/slap in the face to us gunowners.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:47 PM   #10
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The Norinco Hunter I used to own would shift its point of aim as the barrel heated-up. Always suspected it was the way the hand guard was attached.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:30 PM   #11
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About to jump into a hunter to Galil conversion. Need to order a parts kit, then send it to be cut up and built. I have another hunter I'm leaving original though.
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