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    Rem 700 firing pin bushing?

    Thinking about having my Rem 700's firing pins bushed for a smaller pin size. The only person I have found who advertises isn't taking any new work. Are there others out there who do this?

    Thanks,

    Pete

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    Pete, if Greg Tannel (Gre-Tan) isn't doing it any longer, there's a 'smith on accurateshooter.com that goes by the name of 'Carlsbad' that does a lot of these. He has quite a few satisfied customers. I know you can contact him there via a P.M.

    Good shootin'. -Al
    Last edited by Al Nyhus; 05-17-2021 at 10:17 AM.

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    Greg's site

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    Pete, if Greg Tannel (Gre-Tan) isn't doing it any longer, there's a 'smith on accurateshooter.com that goes by the name of Carlsbad (his first name is Tim) that does a lot of these. He has quite a few satisfied customers. I know you can contact him there via a P.M.

    Good shootin'. -Al
    Says he is not taking any new work because he has more then he can do. I'll check the other guy out. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    Pete, if Greg Tannel (Gre-Tan) isn't doing it any longer, there's a 'smith on accurateshooter.com that goes by the name of Carlsbad (his first name is Tim) that does a lot of these. He has quite a few satisfied customers. I know you can contact him there via a P.M.

    Good shootin'. -Al
    Pete, Al's advice is good. Carlsbad does good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Shaw View Post
    Pete, Al's advice is good. Carlsbad does good work.
    Appreciate it.

    Pete

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    Carlsbad did one for me. Very nice work.

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    How

    Quote Originally Posted by dmwphoto View Post
    Carlsbad did one for me. Very nice work.
    do I get in touch with him please?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    do I get in touch with him please?

    Thanks.
    he is on Accurate shooter. Here was his instructions to me.

    If you want to have it done, ship with check for $90 for rem or savage, $100 for others to:
    Jerry Stephenson
    2604B El Camino Real #221
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    hope that helps
    Dave

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    Just being nosy......

    Why do you have the need of a smaller firing pin? What do you feel you will gain?

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    It is said

    Quote Originally Posted by jwv2001 View Post
    Why do you have the need of a smaller firing pin? What do you feel you will gain?
    a smaller firing pin helps to prevent primer catering and piercing. Rem 700's come with a .075" thick pin, the prescribed pin measures .065". Greg Tennel has a video up on youtube about this process with a cut away bolt. Part of the process is extending the bushing further back into the bolt for more support I think. Both my 700's definitely crater primers and pierce them if the loads are on the hot side. I took the pin out of my custom action's bolt and it is .065". If one looks out the window and everyone id running down the street in the same direction, it's probably not a coincidence.

    I think the mod is worth doing.

    Pete
    Last edited by Pete Wass; 05-17-2021 at 10:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwphoto View Post
    he is on Accurate shooter. Here was his instructions to me.

    If you want to have it done, ship with check for $90 for rem or savage, $100 for others to:
    Jerry Stephenson
    2604B El Camino Real #221
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    hope that helps
    Dave
    appreciate the help.

    Pete

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    " I took the pin out of my custom action's bolt and it is .065."

    Pete if I understand it right the mod takes it down to .065 did you mean to say yours was .075 instead as I am now abit confused myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwv2001 View Post
    Why do you have the need of a smaller firing pin? What do you feel you will gain?
    You can run a much hotter load without blanking the primers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwv2001 View Post
    ..........What do you feel you will gain?
    it's not a "feel" thing,

    it's a physics thing

    they're different

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    With all due respect,

    when I asked the question, there was no mention of a problem with the rifle. The post after my question revealed that the rifle was having problems with "hot loads". I understand the concept of bushing the firing pin hole but, even in the Gre-tan video he cautions that the reason to do this is not to shoot high pressure loads. You should keep the loads safe.

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