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While I searched high and low for a new striker spring for my S&W 1500 rifle, I found firing pins made for 243Win rifle.
Do any of you know what the difference might be between a standard firing pin and a F/P for other calibers? Thanks
 

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Didn't know S&W ever made rifles. Sure it's not a branded S&W made by someone else?
 

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Since a .243 is a necked down .308 it would seem logical the firing pins are identical. If my aging memory serves those rifles were made by Howa for S&W.
 

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I measured the power of the stock spring to be about 15 pounds, below optimum for best accuracy 20-23). So, I made mods to the bolt shroud and firing pin to accomodate a stronger spring, which is now about 21 pounds.
My rifle is 250 Savage Improved in a wood, sporter stock which is not conduce to bench testing.
Watching the wind and wind flag closely is the new frontier for me.
 

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I think the first S&W rifles were made by Husqvarna then Howa.
That is correct and all of them were built with Mauser actions.
 
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