Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


aftermarket firing pins

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 09-19-2008, 12:41 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 175
aftermarket firing pins

Never read any mention of replacing firing pin springs with faster models here. Never done it myself. With my shooting skills, I doubt I'd see any difference. Still, I sometimes figure that every little bit helps.

Just wondering if anyone here regularly upgrades to faster springs to reduce lock time. Maybe it's not an issue with pricier, custom actions.
Reply With Quote

Unread 09-19-2008, 06:37 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 4,777
Re: aftermarket firing pins

Routinely done with the top notch 700 conversions and customs come with faster and better fitting pin systems.

Can run into problems with 700s converting to the 6BR. Sometimes the firing pin hole has to be bushed and replacement pin.

One more reason to buy a custom right off the bat IF you are going for a top notch built LR rifle.

Reply With Quote
Unread 09-25-2008, 10:07 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 179
Re: aftermarket firing pins

brownells offers a tubbs aluminum pin which I have in my gun. big difference lock time
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-26-2008, 02:07 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wampum, PA
Posts: 1,530
Re: aftermarket firing pins

I have one for sale in long action if anyone's interested.
"I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Terry Bradshaw
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-27-2008, 08:38 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 2,630
Re: aftermarket firing pins

i would use a heavier spring but not the lighter pin.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: aftermarket firing pins
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firing Pins brainey64 Gunsmithing 22 03-31-2011 02:19 PM
Aftermarket firing pin assemblies for savage frequent misser Gunsmithing 17 02-11-2011 12:16 PM
Aftermarket Firing Pins TCKev Gunsmithing 2 08-10-2007 04:06 PM
Tubbs firing pins kfrye Equipment Discussions 9 02-14-2006 09:23 PM
Anbody use ultralite firing pins Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 03-24-2004 11:01 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC