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What size spring would work well with a LS

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#1 El-Cheapo

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 01:59 PM

I plan to replace my LS spring, or add, I found these.Springs Which one of these would work best? Thanks
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#2 CaptainSlug

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 02:01 PM

This has been answered many times. What I tend to use is a 4-3/4" section from an AR-15 action spring. You can buy them for $2-$3 from any gun shop or for $4.50 from Here: http://www.bravocomp.....ne action.htm

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#3 El-Cheapo

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 02:03 PM

Sorry, I didn't realize this would of been answered. Thanks for the information.
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#4 baseballnolan5

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:02 PM

Which of the ACE springs that el-cheapo mentioned would work the best. I have an ACE 2 minutes away and I don't want to pay 6 bucks for S&H for the AR-15 spring. Im talking about the springs that el-cheapo mentioned.

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About how much are you holding in the pictures on the spools?

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

You need a spring with roughly a .080" wire diameter that can fit over a 3/4" rod. Ideal length is around 4-3/4" with upper limit of 4-7/8".
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:03 PM

You need a spring with roughly a .080" wire diameter that can fit over a 3/4" rod. Ideal length is around 4-3/4" with upper limit of 4-7/8".


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About how much are you holding in the pictures on the spools?

A shit ton.

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The shot hit Andy squarely in the forehead. He was, in fact, on my team.


#7 AJAQ

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

You need a cut down #69, or a stretched and tempered ,... 52 I think?.

the 69 will work whole, but you will have to re -enforce the trigger plate pretty well.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:14 PM

I thought you could use a NightFinder spring in the LongShot. Can't you?
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:20 PM

I thought you could use a NightFinder spring in the LongShot. Can't you?

No, they are too small (even the heavy-guage replacement ones) and too weak. You can use the BBB spring, though. As for the Ace springs, I will have to check on them because I don't have an Ace anywhere near me. I would expect good results, though.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:26 PM

I thought you could use a NightFinder spring in the LongShot. Can't you?

No, they are too small (even the heavy-guage replacement ones) and too weak. You can use the BBB spring, though. As for the Ace springs, I will have to check on them because I don't have an Ace anywhere near me. I would expect good results, though.


I use one of those Handyman Nitefinder spring replacements in my Longshot, it works prefectly fine for what I want. It gets probably around 60'-70', I haven't done any official range tests, I'm just estimating.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:45 PM

I thought you could use a NightFinder spring in the LongShot. Can't you?

No, they are too small (even the heavy-guage replacement ones) and too weak. You can use the BBB spring, though. As for the Ace springs, I will have to check on them because I don't have an Ace anywhere near me. I would expect good results, though.


I use one of those Handyman Nitefinder spring replacements in my Longshot, it works prefectly fine for what I want. It gets probably around 60'-70', I haven't done any official range tests, I'm just estimating.



Wait, a Handyman Spring in addition to the longshot spring, or simply a Handyman Spring alone?
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:11 PM

Nitefinder, Firefly, ACE #49 Springs, and Handyman Springs are generally used in addition to the stock Longshot Spring, or in addition to some other replacement spring.
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:59 PM

Would I have to do anything to the ace #49 like tempering?
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About how much are you holding in the pictures on the spools?

A shit ton.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:17 PM

Would I have to do anything to the ace #49 like tempering?

The spring is to short so it will still work but have a very loud noise.
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