Where to find a lighter ejector spring?

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  1. X-47B

    X-47B R X:IX Silver $$ Contributor

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    Was wondering where to find a lighter ejector spring for a Rpr bolt. At the moment I removed the ejector not to ruin my brass, but was hoping there was a resource to get a lighter spring so the brass will just turn out and remove by hand instead of it flying across the cement?
     
  2. jepp2

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    One source is: http://erniethegunsmith.com/catalog/i17.html

    I needed to do several, so I measured the wire diameter, and coils per inch and ordered some from W. B. Jones spring company. I just cut them to the length I want with a Dremel abrasive wheel.
     
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    Did you use it in a Rpr?
     
  4. R.Morehouse

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    I am not familiar with your ejector but with my Borden I just removed a few coils out of the spring until I got the ejection desired.

    Regards
    Rick
     
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  5. jepp2

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    Guess I need to do a better job of reading.... Sorry I read your post as Rem. But the same approach would work. I measured the OD of the spring (very important) and length. As far as spring rate, not so important. PM me with your measurements, and I can send you one to try.
     
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    there is a good idea in this post if you catch ito_O
     
  7. ridgeway

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    I have a Brownell spring assortment that cut to fit and tune the ejection. The problem with cutting coils is you shorten the length of the spring and possibly loose travel and get a case that may flop back in. Not saying this is the case all the time, but something to be aware of when cutting coils off factory spring. I like a longer spring, but lighter in compression. Mine eject right on the bench in the same spot.
     
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  8. X-47B

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    This is the size of my spring. How does this compare to a Remington 700 if someone does not mind?
     

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    I have seen Bic lighter spring used in BAT actions.
    You might try, readily available and inexpensive?????
    CLP
     
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  10. kerjo

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    +1 for a Bic lighter spring
     
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  11. J.J. Coe

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    I've had good luck with the Bic lighter spring as well.
     
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  12. mikeinct

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    I clipped 4 coils off mine. problem solved.
     
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  13. msinc

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    Yes sir, that's the way I been doing it and it works just fine. Tension is tension and if you got the right amount then you got the right amount. I posted the same suggestion on another forum once and got blasted by some genius that thinks he knows everything. "Not the way to do things!!!"
    I was cuttin' gun springs when he was at his mothers TEAT!!!!
    If you really want to be fancy about it you can grind the cut end flat, I usually don't bother. I guess my point to anyone that believes it is wrong to cut a spring.....okay,you sit and wait for the new spring to arrive in the mail....I'm going shooting...right now!
     
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    Like stated above just cut it.!/2 to one coil will make a big difference.. Just my two cents.. Tommy Mc
     
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    I’ve got 5 coils cut off mine. Works fine but keep it clean or the case spins around and falls back in.
     
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    I bet the main reason it flops back in because of the shorter length. Gotta keep the length, but lighter compression weight.
     
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  17. Immike

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    You might be right. A weaker spring requires some restraint from the shooter. If it’s cycled fast then it will spin on the edge of the action.
    Damn difficult to pull a case out backwards guys.
     
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  18. ridgeway

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    Brownell Kit 69 is what I used...
     

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    I have an RPR....I cut a couple of coils off on the face of a disc sander. It tosses my brass about 1.5ft and lands on my shooting mat when prone.
     
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  20. D Coots

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    CarQwest or many motor supply stores have bulk springs of many sizes.
     
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