Small Parts Bag 223/556

Discussion in 'CrossHair Precision LLC' started by robert lynch, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. robert lynch CrossHair Precision Industry Partner

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    We have finally found springs that work well as replacements as well as the extractor ball. We are going to have one spring for the extractor one spring for the extended release and one ball. Or you can just tell us what you need and you make your own parts pack.

    Price break down is simple
    Extractor spring is 3.00
    Release spring is 1.00
    Extractor ball is 2.00
    All prices shown are shipped prices

    I do have some now, but the bulk of the springs and balls will be here next week.



    Thank you Rob
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  2. wood chucker Moderator

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  3. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Any chance of putting together a service kit? I think everyone with an MVP could use a spare parts service kit. I'm in for one!
  4. robert lynch CrossHair Precision Industry Partner

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    Mech,

    What would you like to see in it? I am game to do it. Just need to see what guys would really like to have.

    Rob

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  5. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Looks like it's time to start a poll. What do you suggest based on recent demand? Extractor, extended mag release, springs and extractor ball? A handy service kit with a great mag release upgrade. Or 2x of the extractor ,ball and spring in a kit?
  6. robert lynch CrossHair Precision Industry Partner

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    Sounds good to me. I haven't done one of those yet.

    Rob

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  7. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I can post a poll this evening if you haven't got to it by then. I am moving into my new house and hopped on here while I am taking a breather. I would much rather be at the farm burning powder, but gun talk will do!
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  8. LeatherLunger Member

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    That sounds pretty good to me. I just modded the ejector on my 300 blk conversion to better extraction. Maybe an ejector and spring as well if possible? I worry about the little feed lip on the bolt head breaking too, maybe thats a possibility?
  9. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of the following as a complete service and upgrade package in levels that will build on each other:

    Level 1 Reliability:
    Extractor
    Extractor spring
    Extractor ball
    20MOA Picatinny Rail (EGW?) because the factory mounts are monkey arse.

    Level 2 Ergonomics:
    Upgraded mag-well (with bump at the back)
    Trigger Guard
    Mag release spring
    Mag release

    Level 3 Accuracy:
    Stainless barrel nut
    Barrel nut wrench
    Flat ground recoil lug
    Go/No-Go gauge set

    After that you're looking at needing a real gunsmith to true the action and install a better barrel, putting on a Jard trigger or putting a chassis stock on it before there's going to be much more improvement and all of those things are much more expensive. The kits above would be inexpensive enough at each level that guys like me would likely pick up a level every couple weeks.
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  10. PT109 Active Member

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    Spring, ball and extractor please! Thank you sir.
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  11. kolafallarn New Member

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    Spring, ball and extractor would do,whats the extra shipping to sweden?

    Thanks:Örjan..
  12. robert lynch CrossHair Precision Industry Partner

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    Hi Orjan, let me see how I can get these to you on the cheap side.

    Rob

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  13. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    From recent experience, mail it. I had to send some stuff to Poland recently. UPS/Fedex/DHL were all insanely expensive. Mail was still relatively expensive but not bad for international parcel post.
  14. Pastryslayer Member

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    For the 5.56 owners, a replacement for the "s" shaped spring for the drop-flap that strips the round off the magazine. I use quotes because it isn't really an "s" but I don't know how else to describe it. There is no known source for that spring, and without it the weapon is crippled.


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  15. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Ok chaps, I think the "s" shaped spring issue can be dealt with. I haven't even looked at it until today because it hasn't broken on me. The S shape appears to be more of an M shape to my eye but that's irrelevant. We should probably use the terminology "cartridge pusher spring" for clarity. Anyway, if I'm looking at the images properly I think we might be able to improve on that part. What I'm thinking of is a flat spring with a couple carefully placed notches. Anyone else consider a redesign? I'm starting to wonder about the whole idea of the snap ring retainer there too, I have a few thoughts about that I'll need to consider but I betcha someone else will guess soon what I'm thinking.

    For those that have busted or lost it, it occurs to me (and I'm just spit-balling here) that if you find a regular coil spring of the proper diameter of coil and wire thickness you could cut 2 coils off of it, grab the ends, pull and twist and end up with the same shape. A quick tap with a hammer to make sure it's flat and a little patient work with needle nose pliers and it might just get such a rifle back into action.
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  16. wood chucker Moderator

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    Might be a nice to have for peace of mind thing but IMHO not a deal breaker because there have been no problems reported to date with the drop push or it's spring.
  17. Moose250f Member

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    Seems to me it's more of an issue with people loosening these small
    Spring or parts while cleaning. And for this reason alone a small
    Parts kit is worth owning. We all know well enough Mossberg is going
    To supply them without sending your rifle in. A huge cost for a two cent
    part and no rifle while you wait for repairs
  18. Keith Moderator

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    I'm wondering why the round stripper piece is needed anyway. The .308 model doesn't need or have one. As far as I can tell, not having a rifle to look at, there isn't much difference in the magazines between the two rounds other than size. What am I missing?


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  19. Pastryslayer Member

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    Spam, the hard part of making your own is finding a donor spring that small in gauge.

    Keith, it's exactly because of the magazine...its subtly but significantly different. And it moves (wobbles). Plus the round is smaller and harder to grab anyway.


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  20. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's what I'm here for. ;) redneck solutions to everyday problems, I'll find a spring. I'm thinking of cutting a bit from a feeler gauge to make into a flat spring. They're easy enough to cut and they're already spring tempered.

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