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Posted: 10/11/2004 7:52:08 PM EDT
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 3:13:32 PM EDT
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 3:24:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:29:22 PM EDT
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 6:50:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
not borken!!!



I agree!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 1:20:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 2:58:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 2:59:52 PM EDT by baldmax]
OOOOOOOPPPPPPSSSSSSSS

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 6:19:49 PM EDT
This is the Internet and bad information travels fast. It's gotta be stomped on quickly before it spreads.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:42:42 PM EDT
At least it was not 25 rounds!!! That would be bad news.... you couldn't even get through 1 mag!!!
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