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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Can anyone tell me the hammer spring tension for the new vaquero? I found wolf has a kit with a 14lb hammer spring. That seems pretty lite to me. So it has me wondering. :roll:

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The large framed Ruger Single Actions use a 23# mainspring and the Old Army had one a wee bit heavier at 25#.

I've put the Old Army springs in many of my .44 mag. and .45 cal. Blackhawks.

14 lb spring? That lockwork had better be slick.....

Of course, used in CAS it's not a big deal. In the woods things are different.

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PS I forgot to mention that the New Vaquero and some other Ruger S.A.'s (with the mainspring strut lock mechanism) have "soft mainsprings". I'm not certain what the spring's rating is but I just am uneasy with it in a "self defense" firearm. JMHO, YMMV, etc.

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The "shorter" components are common with the lock systems.


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Pretty sure that factory weight is 17lb... The 14lb hammer springs will work just fine in the New Vaquero's, they should even set off CCI primers.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:11 pm 
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cayuse jack wrote:
Pretty sure that factory weight is 17lb... The 14lb hammer springs will work just fine in the New Vaquero's, they should even set off CCI primers.


But the lock time could take you into next week. :)

I notice a huge difference in lock time between my Bisley NMBH with a factory spring and my Lipsey's 44Spl. I've gotta believe a weaker spring would have a detrimental effect on accuracy. I'd like a heavier spring for the 44Spl.


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Thanks for the replies, I thought it was light. Lock time is a concern, And effects accraucy.

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