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Fatigue is caused by cycling, not compression

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by just_bob, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. just_bob

    just_bob Member

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    Spring life is reduced by cycling.

    After so many cycles it will be too weak for the purpose

    or it will break.

    Arguably, the extra cycle to release a trigger and re-cock it

    the next time you shoot, shortens the spring life more than any long term

    storage under compression ever will.
     
  2. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I might disagree. I bought a M-32 K-gun that had been serviced, and put under a bed cocked for over 10 years.

    When we took it to the range, it would only occasionally fire one barrel. Had to go back to Ottsville, on the owners' dime.

    Needed hammer springs.
     
  3. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    springs can get surface corrosion that weakens them- thus the spraying the inside of the receiver with rem oil once a year is a good method to prevent this cause of weakening

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Is there a difference in outcome between coil vs leaf springs?
     
  5. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Wonder what type of springs are used by KI?
     
  6. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    Excellent thread. Thanks!
     
  7. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Good information to know this is the reason I enjoy TS.com so much and the friends I have made.
    Buddy