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Posted: 2/5/2006 9:14:06 PM EDT
I know you measure a buffer spring in an AR rifle to determine if it's worn out or not; I would assume you do the same to a carbine spring. The military manual I have only has the info for the rifle, what would be the max/min dimensions to check for wear on the carbine-length spring?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:39:43 PM EDT
I've never even thought about it. They're pretty cheap, if you have any doubts I'd just replace it.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:08:21 PM EDT
Hard to say other than it should measure.. uncompressed.. 10.25 to 11.5 inches IIRC. I have a Wolff xtra power carbine spring in one of my ARs.. Its almost exactly 12"..
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:34:42 PM EDT
I have a (extra) carbine Bushy spring (never used) and it is 11.00 inches on the dot,
Replace it if it starts to messup or of it makes you feel better at night

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