Tubbs firing pins

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by kfrye, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

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

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  2. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    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. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     

  3. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    I have installed several on Rem 700, never had a problem.
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  4. Bart B

    Bart B Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. WoodsWalker

    WoodsWalker Active Member

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    I have them on 3 or 4 rifles and was really pleased with the results.Every little bit helps in the long run. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  6. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    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 .
     
  7. bigiron

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    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.
     
  8. biggjake

    biggjake Well-Known Member

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    At the Shot Show last week,I spent a lot of time at Dave Kiff's (Pacific Precision) display.He showed me his firing pin system,and he's offering one that's been fluted and lightened.He sells the entire system-ultralight firing pin,special spring,and a bolt shroud with about 6 or 7 choices of finishes for about what Tubb sells his firing pin and spring alone for.I ordered 2 of them myself.
     
  9. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Does Dave Kiff have a web page or phone number ?
     
  10. biggjake

    biggjake Well-Known Member

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