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BT-99 Plus recoil reducer

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Need some help. I have a BT + micro that my daughter uses and the recoil reducer just doesn't seem soft enough. Does anyone know if there is a softer spring available to replace the factory original that is in the unit? Bulge.
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    You can get a Timney replacement unit from Midwest Gunworks or Wrights...or you can take the recoil pad off and unscrew that large slotted plug in the back of the unit...only go about 1/4 turn at most so it will still function...if you want to get rid of the original to help fund the Timney I would be interested if reasonable
     
  3. Dave P

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    Do as Calvin suggests. I got a Timney about 10 years ago for the same reason and it will be well worth the $.
     
  4. kraiza

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    I have a BT99 with a GraCoil LOP recoil reducer. This my sound strange but make it tighter ( harder to push in ) this will make it feel softer. When you make it soft it can't stop the recoil and it will have a harder recoil then a standard stock.
    I have my BT99 and XT set to the hardest setting( bottom out ) and feels the softest.
     
  5. RobertT

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    Unfortunately Wrightsgunsmiths had the distributership for the Timney recoil reducer and they recently announced they would no longer provide them. Some time ago their was a thread here that described how to modify the factory original. Short of finding one used or modifying the one you have I'm afraid your stuck. I have seen plus guns that have been converted to the gracoil system quite successfully.

    Robert
     
  6. Charlie Becknell

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    I had my sons converted to Gracoil by Rod's Sustom Gunstocks and was much happier with it than original Browning recoil reducer and the Timney ( that did not work, mine was defective from the gitgo). Gracoil works better and is much easier to adjust for the growing kid.

    Charlie
     
  7. Ruck

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    I've converted several of the Pluses to Bump-Busters......

    Ken Rucker
     
  8. Buster 25

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    When my Grandson comes to visit he He use's my BT99+.
    I went to my local ACE Hardware store and picked up about 1/2 dozen or so assorted springs of the proper size in cercumference but different flex capasity, and experamented until I found the right combo.
    It did take some time.
     
  9. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Buster, I want to keep the original. I like your idea. That's the route i will take. Bulge, Thanks.
     
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