Tikka T3 firing pin bushing

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 86alaskan, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    I've been tossing the idea around of having my T3 bolts bushed to help with cratering. It isn't all that bad, but I'm moving into SR primers for my 260 comp loads and would like to avoid any catastrophic piercings. Has anyone here had or know of any T3 bolts that have been bushed? I can't imagine it wouldn't help, but I haven't found anyone that's offering the service.
     
  2. nchunter182

    nchunter182 Well-Known Member

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    It’s not on their list of actions they do but you may want to give Greg a call at Gre-Tan Rifles.
     
  3. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    he said they could do it. I measured my pin last night and its at .067, so it's bigger than the small bushed pin but smaller than the big non-bushed. might have to give it a try first.
     
  4. nchunter182

    nchunter182 Well-Known Member

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    Just tightening up the clearance between the pin and pin hole when installing the bushing will help a bunch. Greg has done several Remington 700 & Winchester 70 bolts for me and none show any catering - even with very hot loads.