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 Post subject: HW80 rework
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:37 am 

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Guys, I'm likely to plague you with questions on the 80 as it's new to me, so I will apologize in advance!! I am wanting to replace the main spring---, how many coils will an 80 accept before binding??I',m thinking of using an Atlas spring and understand they must be trimmed to size--,if anyone has a better idea i'd love to hear them. Or should anyone have one they want to sell that's in good shape, that might work!! Richard with the 80 fever!!

 Post subject: Re: HW80 rework
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:41 am 
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For the HW80 I would suggest a Maccari or Votec kit. To take a spring gun to coil bind will inturn make a harsh fireing cycle. Something that doesnt help with accurate shooting. MHO.

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 Post subject: Re: HW80 rework
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:28 pm 

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I don't know, plus it would vary depending on how thick the wire of the new spring is. Drop in springs like a Vortek fit because it's probably a coil or two short. If you want max length you can measure the available space for the spring and do the math. You can also shim the old spring until it binds which will tell you the max size. I prefer to have the spring as long as possible so I prefer to get long and cut to fit. Vortek will make one the length you want, and finished on both ends which is nice, but you have to know what you want.
To cut a long spring down you should try to make the end somewhat nice if you can, but it's ok if you can't. A bench grinder is excellent for the job, but a sander and torch works too. There are youtube vids of people doing the end.
Btw, is the oem spring bad or are you wanting stronger? I ask because the oem spring is excellent quality and may last for life, so if it's good then changing it might not do anything. Plus some people buy new springs and they end being weaker than the oem.

 Post subject: Re: HW80 rework
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:31 pm 

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Talking about springs, a youtube video by ,shootingatdawn, called collapsing a coil, shows him compressing the coils to reduce power , not cutting the spring, could be usefull.
Also he has a good video showing how to strip and assemble a Rekord trigger..

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