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Beretta connecting rod?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BAD 303, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. BAD 303

    BAD 303 Active Member

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    Does anyone know who or where a guy can buy the aftermarket connecting rods for Beretta autos from? There use to be a couple guys making them and guaranteeing them for life. I know they are not recommended for use by Beretta but a friend in England wants a couple.
     
  2. claybrdr

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    I seem to think it was Timney....
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Just buy the factory ones. The extra hard ones will cause some serious problems at times. Coles or MGW has them. I used a Timney but do not like the hardness factor
     
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    The accessory's for sale pages in Shotgun Sports magazine has them.
     
  5. BAD 303

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    I think Timney is right. Didn't Stu Wright buy all the Timney parts?
     
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    Listen to Cuban, somethings got to give. Better off cracking a connector rod than a bolt or even a receiver.
     
  7. BAD 303

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    Guys i am well aware of the reasons not to use the aftermarket rod but need the aftermarket one for a guy in England. I have a half dozen of the factory ones for my personal use. The hard rods don't break and the factory ones are made to break if something gets in a bind. Like Tron says better to break the rod than the bolt or receiver. Thanks
     
  8. cubancigar2000

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    I broke both a bolt and a reciever before I learned
     
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    I tried to convince him not to use one but he insists as a friend of his uses one and never breaks his. I told him he may very well have something wrong if he is breaking them often. Some just have to learn the hard way.
     
  10. cubancigar2000

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    My experience has been that if you shoot big loads long enough, you will break a "link" or sometimes referred to as a connector & also a hammer bar ( there is a left & a right) sometimes referred to as a strut. If you use the hardened ones, you will not break one of these but it will travel somewhere else more expensive. In my case it took a lug off a bolt causing the bolt to jam sideways in the reciever and ruined it too. The 303 is a tough gun & the link was designed to break first
     
  11. JH

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    The reason he keeps breaking rods is simple:

    HE NEEDS A NEW/STRONGER MAINSPRING!

    Having broken, bolt legs, links (connector rod), etc. over the past 25 years, I have found that if you keep a FRESH STRONG SPRING, you do NOT break any links!
     
  12. cubancigar2000

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    Thats true bangalore but even with new and even heavy springs it can happen
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    Chester, I have owned 303's for 25 years and have tried both and trust me it is a fact. The hardened rods will last but something has to give in the case of a bad or heavy load. There are about 4-5 of us on here that shoot 303's and they will tell you the same thing
     
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