O Ring

Hoops43

Member
Joined
May 26, 2013
Messages
240
Reaction score
6
Location
Colchester VT
Just curious-do any of you hunt without an O Ring on the action tube? I have gone through 3 O rings (one was my fault installing) over the last two seasons. I understand the action is a bit noisier without it, but the action moves much more freely. Just wondering!
 

Mainewoods

Active member
Joined
Aug 22, 2007
Messages
2,132
Reaction score
4
Location
Cape Cod
When mine broke, I used it for the rest of the season with the lose action, but ended up replacing the o-ring during the winter. This was 4 years ago and so far I haven't needed to replace it since. Do you think you have a slight burr on the slide that causing the o-ring to come out of it's seat and break?
 

Hoops43

Member
Joined
May 26, 2013
Messages
240
Reaction score
6
Location
Colchester VT
When mine broke, I used it for the rest of the season with the lose action, but ended up replacing the o-ring during the winter. This was 4 years ago and so far I haven't needed to replace it since. Do you think you have a slight burr on the slide that causing the o-ring to come out of it's seat and break?
It's possible I guess. I already took it apart to clean it for the season. That is whey I noticed the remnants of the old O Ring. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary but I guess I also didn't look all that hard. I will buy some new O'rings and keep some handy for next year i guess!
 

NorthMaine

Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2011
Messages
379
Reaction score
5
Are those o-rings typically lubed? I'm thinking something like a faucet grease or the like.
 

longbow

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 22, 2014
Messages
5,547
Reaction score
37
Location
North Jersey Woods ( NJW)
When mine broke, I used it for the rest of the season with the lose action, but ended up replacing the o-ring during the winter. This was 4 years ago and so far I haven't needed to replace it since. Do you think you have a slight burr on the slide that causing the o-ring to come out of it's seat and break?
I never had my rifle apart. My forearm is kind of loose makes lotta noise. The noise is when you were carrying it and moving it from hand to hand etc. it rattles a little bit, kind of annoying. most of mine do that but this one is especially bad. would that have something to do with the O ring or not?
 

JDK

Active member
Joined
Apr 10, 2004
Messages
7,305
Reaction score
11
My recycled carbine is going to need an O ring. What size are you using?
 

Hoops43

Member
Joined
May 26, 2013
Messages
240
Reaction score
6
Location
Colchester VT
I never had my rifle apart. My forearm is kind of loose makes lotta noise. The noise is when you were carrying it and moving it from hand to hand etc. it rattles a little bit, kind of annoying. most of mine do that but this one is especially bad. would that have something to do with the O ring or not?
I think so yes.
 

Mainewoods

Active member
Joined
Aug 22, 2007
Messages
2,132
Reaction score
4
Location
Cape Cod
I never had my rifle apart. My forearm is kind of loose makes lotta noise. The noise is when you were carrying it and moving it from hand to hand etc. it rattles a little bit, kind of annoying. most of mine do that but this one is especially bad. would that have something to do with the O ring or not?
Sounds like the o-ring is gone, so there's no resistance and what causes the rattling. I've got an old post somewhere where I take my 7600 apart and replace the ring. Here's the post http://www.huntingchat.net/forum/showthread.php?47981-7600-breakdown
 

Mainewoods

Active member
Joined
Aug 22, 2007
Messages
2,132
Reaction score
4
Location
Cape Cod
I did a search to see what others have used for aftermarket o-rings. Turns out a Danco #40 (carried at most hardware stores and large box stores) is the correct size.
And probably only cost .40 cents instead of $4!
 

lester2

Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2008
Messages
253
Reaction score
1
I had a gunsmith do mine 4-5 years ago,only because I couldn’t loosen the tube. It’s sluggish again, like the o-ring is out of its groove, I may try it again using a punch in the holes. Never had the same issue in my 870, do they have the o-ring?
 

Mountain Hunter

Active member
Joined
Apr 5, 2016
Messages
914
Reaction score
27
Location
Vermont
Just curious-do any of you hunt without an O Ring on the action tube? I have gone through 3 O rings (one was my fault installing) over the last two seasons. I understand the action is a bit noisier without it, but the action moves much more freely. Just wondering!
How new is your pump?

My gunsmith had two brand new 7600's come in this summer for trigger work. One hadn't even been fired yet. He said both were not deburred at the factory. The o-rings were already trashed on both of them.
 

JDK

Active member
Joined
Apr 10, 2004
Messages
7,305
Reaction score
11
Thanks outdoorsman. I’ll see what our hardware store has.



How new is your pump?

My gunsmith had two brand new 7600's come in this summer for trigger work. One hadn't even been fired yet. He said both were not deburred at the factory. The o-rings were already trashed on both of them.


What do you expect from a $700 rifle?
 


Top