700 after market firing pin spring trouble

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Idaho Sawyer, May 9, 2011.

  1. Idaho Sawyer

    Idaho Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    I replaced my firing pin and spring and the new spring was bending enough in a few places that it was dragging in my bolt and causing some vertical stringing. Sooo I ordered another spring, repaced it with the handy little Sinclair tool and this one is also bending/dragging in my bolt and causing vertical stringing. Am I doing something wrong? I went back to the factory pin/spring combo and no bending or dragging. Has anyone else had this trouble with after market springs?
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    "J" loc spring ?
     

  3. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    That would be my guess, The J lock firepin is smaller dia. and thus lets the spring twist around the pin.
     
  4. Idaho Sawyer

    Idaho Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    The action is a "C" series but I will double check the part number on the after market firing pin and see if it is a J- lock. Thanks fellas!!!