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Old 10-05-2009, 05:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for the pics Jim! As they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words. That's exactly what I was talking about.

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Right on! Thanks Jim! I guess I know what I'll be doing tonight or tomorrow.

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I just picked up my first 10/22 Friday. dropped the hammer on some snap caps and could not believe the trigger pull needed. Your timing could not be better Bear. I'll do some reading and see if I think I can work the trigger at home.

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OK then. Thanks Jim. In my mind I was picturing a much more pronounced radius at the rear edge of the bolt. Having lightened your bolt like that, are you using one of the polymer buffer pins in the rear of your receiver now - or restricting the gun to sub-sonic ammunition?

I'm just wondering how long the receiver would last with a steel pin and high velocity ammunition with the lighter bolt?

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I use a delrin pin for the buffer. As for the radius, it does not need to be a real pronounced radius. The bolt is not lightened so much as not to be usable with high velocity ammo. Although I usually only use this bolt with target ammo in my custom 10/22. I have a standard weight bolt for use with high velocity stuff for my general shooting.
If your going to do trigger work, while you have it apart, you might want to install a trigger overtravel stop. The photo shows where to place it.

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Outstanding. Thanks again for the information. I built my rifles from the ground up several years ago, so the trigger work is already done. I just happened upon bear's post about the bolt modification and thought it was something worthwhile that I should try myself as well. Every little bit helps, eh?

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Did you by chance weigh your bolt before and after. Just curious as to how much weight you shaved off.

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Your more than welcome.
The standard bolt weighs 6.4 ounces on my postal scale and the lightened bolt weighs 5.6 ounces.

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I recently bought my better half her first rifle, a 10/22 Sporter. Bear was thrilled, and so was I. But, it shot like crap. Mostly due to a very poor trigger. Not something that I wanted to teach her with.

Anyways... After a bit of frustration I talked with bear about it, and he sent me a trigger group. To say that the difference was fantastic is an understatement.

With standard Mini Mag target Plinker ammo it is shooting dime size groups at fifty yards. At least when I do my part!

He does the same things with 870's and next month he will have one of those to work his magic on!

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