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October 18th, 2011, 09:26 AM
I bought some 85 ST's off the classifieds here and out of 6 of them not a single one will tighten down enough to snug up the blades. These were some of the original 85's. When tightened all the way down the blades are still loose. Anyone else have problems like this?

Art May
October 18th, 2011, 09:33 AM
I had this problem with some of my 100 gr tricks when I first started using them a couple of years ago. I think it could have been the design. I have kept buying them and haven't had a problem since. I have had much success with them.

October 18th, 2011, 09:36 AM
all the ones that ever did that on mine were used blades..

October 18th, 2011, 09:43 AM
I had it happen when axis inserts were not put in deep enough, the end of it was bottoming out in the insert.

you did use the washer correct?

October 18th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Make sure ya have washer on, can't see how they wouldn't work if washer is all the way on, and not bottoming out

October 18th, 2011, 09:48 AM
the washer is on and the were sold as never been used.

October 18th, 2011, 10:03 AM
Go to and contact them. See what they can do for you.

October 18th, 2011, 10:13 AM
i already did, and this is WHAT MAKES A GREAT COMPANY!!!!! here is the reply i received:

Hi Matt, can send you some new rings that should fix them, what is your address? Thanks Gary

Gary Cooper
Phone: 870-934-0131
Fax: 870-934-0167

Stuff like this makes me a customer for life

Krypt Keeper
October 18th, 2011, 10:59 AM
Yep they have great customer service. I had a slightly tweeked ferral out of the package that didn't allow me to slide the blade in. Gave them a call and just asked for my address to ship a new one. I asked if they would like the messed up one back to look at (I work in quality control myself) they told me nope, and to toss it..

October 18th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Had it happen on some FMJ's. Don't think the HIT inserts were fully seated in the shaft.