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Old 10-04-2010, 02:36 AM   #11
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.... better chamber response with less cartridge movement.

do you have any opinions on that claim?
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In my amateur opinion, that would be an issue with the chamber being concentric with the bore and head spacing rather than the mainspring and firing pin. Do I think a heavier mainspring and lighter firing pin will decrease lock time? Yes I do. In fact, I run a lightweight hammer and titanium firing pin in my match AR15. It definitely helps to improve my off-hand scores.

I don't believe the majority of people will notice any benefit in a hunting rifle however. Well..... maybe if you are shooting hunter class bench rest competition perhaps. Other than that, it's probably just a waste of money for most folks. Again -- just my personal opinion which is worth absolutely nothing.
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I'm inclined to agree with Highpower-you're not going to tell the difference on locktime. Decreased locktime is the only benefit it would offer and not enough so that you would notice.

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one more question: when I attempt to screw the firing pin assembly, after three revolutions into the bolt body it feels like I am hitting solid steel and it will not go past this point. Looking at the gap makes me believe it still has a few more threads to go. Yep, three turns in and 3 threads to go. It is cocked and held up by the safety. Pushing in the retaining pin doesn't seem to have any effect.

Apparently it has something to do with the new safety....when the penny is holding it everything works fine. and what is happening inside that collar to stop the thing from screwing in?
OK, now i am confused. with my new $52 safety I can be on safe or ready to fire but I cannot dis-assemble or re-assemble.
OK...the new safety only has one side ground off instead of both which leaves a flat shank. when I open the bolt the safety rotates off which tells me something inside the collar is moving.

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OK, now i am confused. with my new $52 safety I be on safe or ready to fire but I cannot dis-assemble or re-assemble.
OK...the new safety only has one side ground off instead of both which leaves a flat shank. when I open the bolt the safety rotates off which tells me something inside the collar is moving.
Yes, the safety interacts with the cocking/bolt sleeves and will need to be hand fit in order to work properly in your bolt. That is something best handled by a professional gunsmith like stalkingbear. And for the record, I don't discuss the use of Dremel tools on these forums.
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