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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/11/2004 6:52:08 PM EST
How long is a standard recoil spring supposed to last before it needs replacement? How about the buffer? I have a standard A2 Colt, nothing fancy. I don't recall ever replacing mine when I was in the Army and we ran gobs of ammo through those things...

I use 20rd mags and sometimes the bolt drags a little off the first and second round when it is moving back into battery. I'm just wondering...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:13:32 PM EST
About 2500 rounds, give or take. There are various factors that influence this figure: ammo, cleaning, and intial quality of the spring.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:24:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:29:22 PM EST
Mine has 5,000 maybe and acts as if it was new. Where did you come up with 2,500??? That is just broken in....not borken!!!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:50:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
not borken!!!

I agree!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:20:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 1:58:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 1:59:52 PM EST by baldmax]

bad typo ment to say 25000, sorry. That is number I learned in army's armorers course.

Gee, you guys can be harsh.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:19:49 PM EST
This is the Internet and bad information travels fast. It's gotta be stomped on quickly before it spreads.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:42:42 PM EST
At least it was not 25 rounds!!! That would be bad news.... you couldn't even get through 1 mag!!!
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