1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Center bead

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Push, Aug 4, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Push

    Push TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    51
    How difficult is it to replace a broken center bead on a bt99?
     
  2. sterlingworth

    sterlingworth Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    789
    It's not that hard.If you can drill a straght hole you can do it,the only thing is you will need the right size drill bit,the center bead,and some way to center the bead.Brownell's sells what you would need.The only draw back is the cost for supplies.If your only going to use it once,have a gunsmith do it,if you see yourself doing more, than invest.I bought what i needed,and a supply of beads a while back[5yrs] and have done12-15 so far and not looked back.break'em all...Ray
     
  3. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,753
    Location:
    Terre Haute Indiana
    Take a close look at the broken part. Most are held in place with a tapered collar. Take a small drill (smaller than the collar o.d) and drill slowly. When the drill bites into the collar it will grab it and spin it out.

    Then get a new bead and collar from Brownells. Insert the bead into the collar and start the collar in the hole. Place a piece of 1/8" thick leather or something similar over the bead and smack the leather with a small hammer until the bead is at the proper height.

    Jim Skeel
     
  4. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,913
    The bead and "collar" are preassembled from the factory. The bead is plastic and the "collar" is steel. When using the drill bit trick above, all you'll need to do is put a drop of loc-tite on the bead and give it a very light tap back into the rib.

    The bead can be gotten at Brownell's and its made by Marbles.
     
  5. Push

    Push TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    51
    Thanks for the info. I will try your method.
     
  6. goose2

    goose2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,037
    My method worked well for me, I took both beads off and now Cary a 97.6 ATA average. Who needs em?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

instaling center bead on bt99