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Bushing the firing pin

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by jerryb, Feb 1, 2012.

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  1. jerryb

    jerryb Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    I have a remington bolt rifle and I noticed I'm getting a little crater on the primer around the firing pin indent. I was told I needed to have the firing pin bushed. Another source said I shold have the hole welded over and then drill a smaller hold the size of the firing pin. The load I used is under the recomended max so I don't think it's to hot. I used winchester and federal gold match primers and got the same results. Any input on this would be appreciated.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    Welding on bolt faces in high-pressure calibers is never recommended.

    It will effect the heat treatemnt of the bolt lugs, and it would be unsafe.

    I do note however that you are using two of the sofest primers available to reloaders.

    Maybe try some CCI primers.

    The other thing is, unless you are blowing primers, it isn't hurting anything.
    I understand Remington is countersinking the firing pin hole on brand new rifles now.
    So even a new bolt is likely to have the same problem.

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