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Old January 11th, 2020, 02:28 PM   #1
 
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10/22 recoil spring replacement interval

Is there a recommended replacement interval on 10/22 recoil springs like there is for a 1911? I don't think I am close to needing a change at around 1000 rounds but was curious if there is a recommended round count or just shoot til it has problems.



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Somewhere around 50,000 rounds …. maybe more. When the bolt fails to go to full battery when clean, it's time to check the recoil spring.
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I have never heard of one actually wearing out. I checked the manual and it does not mention changing the spring. As far as I can tell people change them because they come with new charging handles occasionaly or the ammo they use needs a stiffer spring due to high velocity loads maybe? MiniMags ect. It might take me several years to reach 50,000 rounds, I do hope to find out though.
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The OP has just gotten his 10/22 smoothed out and broken in at 1000 rounds. I've been shooting mine since 1987 with the factory spring. I would guess it's got over 20,000 down the pipe. It is still working well. Enjoy shooting your rifle!
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I don't think the 10/22 has any of the "worries" which Kimber owners have, who are advised to change their springs every 2000 rounds. My BIL has a Kimber, and he actually counts the rounds. Ain't a rifle, but still....
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Somewhere around 50,000 rounds . maybe more. When the bolt fails to go to full battery when clean, it's time to check the recoil spring.
that's what happened with mine...I replaced the spring..."runs like a top" now.

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I waited 20 years to replace mine.......I dont think you need to worry until then!
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Mine is 40 years old and I have no idea, how many rounds have been ran through it. It still functions as if it has only been broken in. I figure that if the day comes that it will cycle sub sonics and quiets reliably I'll replace it.
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Mine is a 1995 model, never had a problem, & still looks like new. I think unless you are a high volume shooter, not a lot to worry about if you keep it clean & lubed
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