Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:43 PM
Don't add a power stock, the OMW spring is plenty as said above. Any additional work would just be a lot of time for very little if any improvement. As for the priming bar warping, mine warped to the point where I had to trash it just under the stress of the OMW spring. This could have just been a bad bar, but still. I've never tried to reinforce the priming bar, what I did in my second AT is just add thick foam padding to the back of my plunger tube so that the priming bar doesn't have to move as far for the catch to engage. Basically the foam padding pushes the plunger tube a 1/4 inch back already, so even if the priming bar bends a little there is still enough travel for the catch to engage. If you find a way to reinforce the priming bar however, this would be a much better solution. I'm not sure I would go with just epoxy putty though, because if the spring can bend a steel rod, it might just crack off the putty and leave you with a mess.