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Old 08-06-2019, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Trent.45 View Post
...Iím a believer in going with the design of the manufacture.
I understand the point you're making, and with most guns I agree, but in this case the actual design (which is over 100 years old) calls for about a 14# spring. The current manufacturer of your pistol spec'd an 18# spring. I'm not aware of any changes made by Ruger to the design which would warrant a heavier spring (though I may just not be aware). 16# is the standard most folks go by these days. 18# is heavier, but not uncommon, as has been noted already. I prefer a 14#.
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