Remington firing pin spring ?

cornchuck

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I have a Remington 700P that I bought new in 08'. I have always complained about the heavy bolt throw even when I dry fire the gun on a empty chamber . When I take the firing out of the bolt shroud to set the head spacing of my full length sizing die and put the bolt back in the the receiver, there is no resistance at all. I do think that the spring is binding in the bolt shroud. So I'm thinking about switching the firing pin spring to an aftermarket spring. But don't know which one to go with. Go with a Tubb spring, Gre-Tan spring, or one from PTG. Which one should I go with?

I also noticed that with Gre-Tan, I can get a aluminum firing pin with a steel striker with the spring too. Is this also a good option to go with?

What do you think? I would like hear what you have to say.

Jason
 

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... When I take the firing out of the bolt shroud to set the head spacing of my full length sizing die and put the bolt back in the the receiver, there is no resistance at all. ...
That's as it should be. Without the firing in in place there's nothing to compress the spring when the bolt closes.
If you believe the spring is hanging up or binding somewhere it's got to be either an irregularity inside the bolt or on the spring's surface. Replacing the firing pin isn't going to solve that. Before you spend money on replacement parts that may or may not improve your situation I'd suggest you take the rifle to a qualified gun smith for inspection. A few bucks spent to get an accurate analysis of the issue before throwing money after a ghost is well spent.
 

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Fear,

That sounds like a good idea about seeing a gunsmith. I have been trying to find a good one that was close to me. I think I have just found one that is 1.5 hrs from. Guys on the "Hide" have said a lot of good things about him.

Jason
 

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Fear,

That sounds like a good idea about seeing a gunsmith. I have been trying to find a good one that was close to me. I think I have just found one that is 1.5 hrs from. Guys on the "Hide" have said a lot of good things about him.

Jason
Sounds like an opportunity to take the lady in your life for a nice ride, buy her a nice lunch, spend half an hour with the smith and get back home before dark.
 

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Fear,

That sounds like a good idea about seeing a gunsmith. I have been trying to find a good one that was close to me. I think I have just found one that is 1.5 hrs from. Guys on the "Hide" have said a lot of good things about him.

Jason
Your first problem is that you live in NW Ohio. There is nothing there. I spent 4 years in BG and it was a horrifying. I like living in the country, but I have never seen a more featureless landscape.

You can always ship the thing out to one of the nations more prominant smiths for little added cost.
 

Mateo

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It might be the back of the bolt where the ramp is that allows the firing pin to be pulled back and the spring to be put under tension. This "ramp" can get dirty and even rusty making the bolt hard to open after it's been fired/dry fired. Pull the bolt apart and polish,clean this. Some graphite lube will work wonders here. Try this?
 

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