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    Bushing firing pin?

    How important is it on the accuracy scale? Is there a good write up on how to do it? Is it worth it? Thanks

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    I would have thought that a custom benchrest action would be adequately machined & not require remedial work.

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    I visited his shop years ago

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    Interesting guy.

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    OP,
    ream/install an oversize f/pin w/ .003" clearance to give you option(s).

    A word of caution-
    Do Not dry fire a 1/16" diameter f/pin.

    There is also the venturi effect going from a .075" diameter to .062" diameter pin if one blanks/pierces a primer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dans40X View Post

    A word of caution-
    Do Not dry fire a 1/16" diameter f/pin.
    Why is that? This is the first time I've heard that advice.

    GsT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dans40X View Post
    OP,
    ream/install an oversize f/pin w/ .003" clearance to give you option(s).

    A word of caution-
    Do Not dry fire a 1/16" diameter f/pin.

    There is also the venturi effect going from a .075" diameter to .062" diameter pin if one blanks/pierces a primer.
    Thank you. I was considering a sleeve and use the oem firing pin. Your way sounds easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    I watched that before, thanks. Was looking for a tutorial. I found one write up without pictures.

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    I have a Savage Long Range Benchrest in 6MM BR. It was cratering and giving off-center primer hits. Also, the accuracy had fallen off a good bit from its early years.

    I sent the bolt to Greg and it came back quickly. No more cratering and no more off-center primer strikes.

    Now, you can't send someone a bolt and expect the entire rifle to suddenly shoot a lot better. I have not spent the time to find the load, seating depth etc. that it wants now. However, I'm a step further along the road. I am happy with his services.

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    Borden method.
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