Jerry and Pete, Thanks for the replies. I just turned the tip of a standard steel firing pin down to .0025" under the bolt pin bore and put that assembly together. The sound of a dry fire alone gave me a good feeling. The light weight set up always sounded weak to me. Then I took it out and chambered a round that had misfired earlier. I pointed it at the wood pile and let her fly...
It fired! I had tried re-firing these rounds earlier and they would not go on the second hit either. So I felt I gained ground. Then when I visually inspected and compared the strike form the newly installed steel assembly to the others from the LW assembly there is a definite difference. The new strike is noticeably deeper.
So I will resume testing tomorrow and report how it goes.
Thanks for all the help, it is appreciated.
PS: Man! a 300 gr Berger @ 2835 fps does some serious damage to a chunk of fire wood from 15 ft.