Broke the bead off

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by creedsduckman, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Looks real good.
    Congratulations your a Gun Smith... ;)
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Nice work
     
  3. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks
     
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    ronaldo Senior Refuge Member

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    Looks real nice and professional.
     
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    callinfowl MEGA. Moderator

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    @creedsduckman
    Tell about the difficulty and the process and how the kit worked out for you, obviously it worked but was it a bitch to get out?
    Thanks.
    Dan
     
  6. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I couldn't get the stem from the old bead out, it was to small and broke of below the rib. The bit and tap are bigger than factory (6-48). I just drilled the old one out and tapped the bigger hole. Not hard just need to be careful not to drill to deep. I used a small bench top drill press and tried to make sure everything was level and square. I didn't like the white bead that came with the kit so I bought a truglo aftermarket sight, called long bead I think. Pretty close to original but just a little bigger, good enough. It comes with like 5 different screws you just pick the right size. I put some blue loctite on it too. We'll see how it holds up.
     
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  7. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    you don't need it!:l
     
  8. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Well aware but it was in my head that I wanted to fix it so I did.
     
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  9. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Apparently I was wrong.
     
  10. NW BIRDHUNTER

    NW BIRDHUNTER Senior Refuge Member

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    Looks pretty good. I prefer the Magnetic ones on all mine. I usually run them in bright fluorescent chartreuse in conjunction with the factory sight which acts as a stop to keep the Magnetic one from sliding off. Here in the Pacific Northwest we get a lot of Dark, Rainy, Fall, and Winter days especially at first light, when we are inundated with birds, at these times the bright sight become invaluable.
     

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