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Posted: 4/21/2007 11:17:44 AM EST
.........is failure to cock the hammer. It's even done it with CCI Mini Mags. Probably occurs 2% of the time. Other than fooling around with the hammer spring, anybody got any idea how to reduce this? I generally keep the unit fairly clean and well lubed but .22 is pretty dirty as we all know.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:36:03 PM EST
Lighter hammer spring. Ive heard that putting one of the legs of the hammer spring UNDER the trigger pin also works.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:32:19 AM EST
I got to thinking about this after I posted. A JP reduced power hammer spring might be the answer. I'd used one on another rifle, but had light strikes when using SA surplus. Since that's gone, shouldn't be an issue. The lower is also used for 5.56, so I don't think commercial ammo primers should be a problem.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 4:40:09 PM EST
If this problem just started but the kit has run fine up to this point I don't think the light spring will help.
Mini Mags are stout enough to cycle the action & cock the hammer.
Check for worn hammer & trigger engagement sufaces.
My gun would fire then eject & chamber a fresh round but the hammer would follow the bolt into battery.
Fresh FCG  parts solved the problem.
Just something else to consider......HTH's.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 5:33:42 PM EST

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.........is failure to cock the hammer. It's even done it with CCI Mini Mags. Probably occurs 2% of the time. Other than fooling around with the hammer spring, anybody got any idea how to reduce this? I generally keep the unit fairly clean and well lubed but .22 is pretty dirty as we all know.


How many rounds have you through the unit, some need to be broken in.........AD
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 7:12:42 AM EST
I'm well over 1000 rounds, so it's broken in. And Clicker58 - sounds like a plan.
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