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Old 05-08-2003, 07:48 AM
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Titanium Firing Pin

i've been reading that a titanium firing pin will reduce lock time. not that i'm to a point where this will make much difference for me, but every little bit helps. average price seems to be about 30 bucks. is it worth it?


i thought i'd bring up to see what anyone says, and maybe it'll help someone else out as well.

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Old 05-08-2003, 09:40 AM
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Re: Titanium Firing Pin

I put the titanium pin and the tubbs spring in my .308 about 3 weeks ago.. my groups actually did shrink a bit on average. consisitient .3's down to the mid to high .2's seems to work... the spring and the pin are about $69 from Sinclair's
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Old 05-08-2003, 01:53 PM
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Re: Titanium Firing Pin

Hey Ric,

I've been considering making this upgrade, as well.

Are you happy enough with the new pin/spring that you would do it again?

Thanks.
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Old 05-08-2003, 06:50 PM
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Re: Titanium Firing Pin

I have one in my .308 very satisfied.

Russ
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Old 05-08-2003, 07:03 PM
 
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Re: Titanium Firing Pin

Titainium pins work, but you guys should know that if you run hot loads, or pierce a primer your pin will likely be a casualty, a little extra caution will help realize the benefits without the downside. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 05-09-2003, 08:17 PM
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Re: Titanium Firing Pin

I use it in a .308 only shooting 2600 fps with a 167 grain bullet. Not as fast as she'll go, but best accuracy.

Russ
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Old 05-10-2003, 06:18 AM
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Re: Titanium Firing Pin

I am without question happy I mad the upgrade. I have just started to break in my Ultra Mag. and I am sure I will do the same for it as well. In my opinion you need the sring and the pin to reall make a difference. Sinclairs sells them both. reduction of lock time by 38% or more ...I think...

S1 I hear what your saying.. my smith also drills to "vent" holes in my bolt for just such and occasion. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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