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Titanium Firing Pin

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Unread 05-10-2003, 02:23 PM
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Re: Titanium Firing Pin

I'm with S1 on this one - if you pierce a primer with a titanium pin, get out your check book. I have one in my AR, but I don't go too close to max with it either...
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    Unread 05-10-2003, 05:08 PM
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    Re: Titanium Firing Pin

    They come short so you can set protrusion length?

    Ric, where are the holes drilled in the bolt? Any pics?

    Why are they more prone to breaking with a pierced primer?
    Brent Moffitt
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    Unread 05-10-2003, 10:41 PM
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    The hot gas oxidizes titanium and tinitride coating much quicker than the steel used in firing pins.
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    Unread 05-11-2003, 05:32 AM
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    The holes are drilled on the bolt so when you close it they are pointing out ( to the right side ) They are about 1/8" dia. maybe a little more. I had one bad primer a year ago on my .308 and they definitly did their job. Then I just took the bolt apart and cleaned it and then reassembled.

    Sorry no pics Brent digital camer took a $hit on me....
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    Unread 05-11-2003, 02:01 PM
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    Re: Titanium Firing Pin

    Tubbs speed lock firing pin kits (firing pin and spring)are actually steel tipped, alloy body firing pins. Most manufacturers did away with the titanium tips. I'm not sure why they did this, maybe for the reasons mentioned above. I have them on all my guns and haven't had any problems for over 5 years.
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    Unread 05-11-2003, 11:43 PM
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    Re: Titanium Firing Pin

    How would the hot gasses oxidize Titanium faster than steel. Titanium is used for the engins for the F-22 Raptor. The gasses from that are hot, whats the difference? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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