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Old June 27th, 2019, 10:25 PM   #16
 
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Such is the woes we suffer for cost effective mfg.
My Dixie Chopper 72 in mower had a hanger break. Upon inspection the metal a high nickel steel had cracked when they bent it to shape. It is either 3/8 or 1/2 in thick. You could see the crystalized steel in the bend easily. Covered under 4 year warranty but we just welded it.



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Old June 27th, 2019, 10:33 PM   #17
 
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I replaced the bolt stop pin in my 10.22 magnum with one from Volks(can't spell it right now).
On my 10.22 with vhv ammo I can clearly hear the bolt hit it like a hammer on ringing steel. I've got to replace that pin with the same one. I had perused most on the internet and they are all similar but with maybe a different color except the one with a pin in the middle and rubber cover. They sell it with replacement rubber tubes or covers. They are expected to wear out.
A heavier recoil spring seems like a good idea but I can find only one offer of three spring in a set, lighter, stock and just a bit heavier and a new rod if wanted.
So far I haven't read of any failures of any of these replacement and easier on the bolt pins but I ahven't been around that long. I don't really care if a dozen fail as long as that can't be replace tungsten bolt in the 10.22 mag doesn't fracture.
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Old July 17th, 2019, 08:13 AM   #18
 
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I just got back from Ace Hardware, Home Depot and Lowes. No one had that 1/4" X 3" nylon bolt mentioned in the various Youtube videos in stock. Drats. The clerks all indicated they didn't think it was available even from suppliers.
I use nylon 1/4 X 20 X 1.5" bolts that I cut to length. I then insert the nylon bolt into a sleeve of 1/4" heat shrink and hit it with an electric heat gun. This method reinforces the nylon bolt incase it does fracture, you're not nylon pieces out of your action. Cost of nylon bolts = .59 ea., cost of 1/4" heat shrink = $3.19 for a package of six four inch tubes. You can make eighteen buffers for less than $15.00.
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I made my own using 1/4" O.D. (forget the I.D. as it was scraps I had on hand) clear hose that most hardware stores sell by the foot for cheap. Inside the hose I put a split roll pin from the assortment kit I keep on hand that was a slight snug fit and the right length.

Made three of them 5-6 years ago and my 10-22 is still running the first one.

Best part about it is the pin doesn't fall out and roll away to parts unknown when I remove the action from the stock.
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As an expedient until you can get something better, a piece of 1/4" steel rod or a long partially- threaded 1/4" bolt could be cut down to fit.
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I've been shooting 10/22s since the 70s, and never even heard of such a thing. Buy a Kidd or VQ, and sleep sound soundly. It might sound crazy, but maybe the recoil spring is too much. If the stop pin breaks again, Ruger sells lighter springs, I think.
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Hopefully this is not to off topic, but I've thought of replacing my bolt stop pin with a poly one to cut down on noise, someone mentioned their scope walking on them in regards to this. Do these none metallic pins help with that? Honestly I have a cheap Simmons (I know that's my first mistake but it's what I have for now) that walks all the time, I have resorted to gobs of hot glue on the rail to stop this, then before we shoot again I re-zero with laser bore sight and reglue. Just trying to pick your brains and experience.
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Hopefully this is not to off topic, but I've thought of replacing my bolt stop pin with a poly one to cut down on noise, someone mentioned their scope walking on them in regards to this. Do these none metallic pins help with that? Honestly I have a cheap Simmons (I know that's my first mistake but it's what I have for now) that walks all the time, I have resorted to gobs of hot glue on the rail to stop this, then before we shoot again I re-zero with laser bore sight and reglue. Just trying to pick your brains and experience.
That would be me. I have a Kidd bolt stop pin, which is a piece of automotive vacuum hose (looks like) with a steel pin in the center. I have yet to see the scope move since I put it in. Yours is only the second case of a scope moving like this that ever heard of. I don't know if nylon would work. It cycles much quieter with that bolt stop pin, but the noise wasn't the issue, at least for me. I use earplugs and earmuffs. I'm currently using a BSA Sweet17 scope that I got for about $40 at Dick's. Cheap, but it has AO and I went from 196.5/200 up to 198.1/200 on average.
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I Use a Kidd; nylon/stainless rod center

And it's cheap; $5.95 last I saw. It's quietly withstood almost 1,100 rounds of .22 LR without a murmur and I haven't had to use the identical make and model I keep as a backup in my Shooter's Box.
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