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Old 02-17-2016, 07:50 AM   #1
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main spring for 22lr conversion.

I have decided to dedicate one of my pistols to the 22lr conversion. I am wanting to purchase a mainspring housing and spring so I can switch it with the slide conversion. Any suggestion on spring? I'm thinking a 15# or 16# spring. This should allow me to shoot lighter loads when I can't find the HV loads.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:25 AM   #2
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Seems to me that you're confusing the main spring housing and spring with a recoil spring. The recoil spring included with your 22 LR conversion kit will work will all 22LR ammo. Changing your MSH and spring will have no effect on the type of ammo you're using.
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When firing, the slide has to overcome the mainspring also, in order to cock the hammer. Conversion kit already has the light recoil spring.

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When firing, the slide has to overcome the mainspring also, in order to cock the hammer. Conversion kit already has the light recoil spring.
You are right. I have not had an issue with a 17 and Federal bulk pack. A little lighter would be better as sometimes some thumb pressure against the slide can shut it down with low velocity ammo.
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