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Unread 02-09-2006, 09:21 PM
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Tubbs firing pins

Just wondering what the general consensus was on the speedlock system on the M700 Rem and the WBY MKV?

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Unread 02-10-2006, 01:50 AM
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Re: Tubbs firing pins

boomstick, I've used the lightened pins & heavier springs in competition. They do in theory speed up lock time. I've always worried on breaking a light pin in my hunting rifle. I usually install a heavier firing pin spring and call it good. Just my concern. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Unread 02-10-2006, 07:01 AM
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Re: Tubbs firing pins

I have installed several on Rem 700, never had a problem.
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Unread 02-10-2006, 07:09 AM
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Re: Tubbs firing pins

A lighter weight firing pin and stronger spring will shorten lock time. That's grade school physics.

One can also replace just the spring with a stronger one and that's good, too.

A faster lock time helps best when your shooting position is least stable; standing without a rest. The more stable your shooting postion gets, the less important a shorter lock time is.
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Unread 02-10-2006, 07:50 AM
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Re: Tubbs firing pins

I have them on 3 or 4 rifles and was really pleased with the results.Every little bit helps in the long run. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 02-11-2006, 02:35 PM
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Re: Tubbs firing pins

I have one in a Rem 700 and one in pa-in-laws Savage seem to work well , woulden't realy say that they have cuts the groups down any (light short range guns)
But I will say that from now on I'll be using Greg Tannel's firing pin and spring setup , its about half the price and the spring is closer to the pin so it won't bind in the bolt .
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Unread 02-14-2006, 12:35 PM
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Re: Tubbs firing pins

I've delt with about 5 or 6 of the Tubbs firing pins and the only problem I've encountered was with the last one, the spring shattered into 10 pieces after about 7 or 8 dry fires. This was a couple years ago and the replacement has worked fine.
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