Originally Posted by DSA
I have never advocated to a stronger valve spring that's like asking for root beer with out the beer, although you can serve it the other way around with outstanding results doesn't mean you'll enjoy straight up roots without the beer. I just let the masses post up that dribble without batting an eye.
I have always even back in the day used this method with long guns too. I really don't buy into the short vs long gun theory although I am sure there is some truth to consider on the subject but honestly, I usually adjust my velocity via freak insert or TPC. Its kinda weird I know, but it works for me. I think I have only changed my spring combo three or four times since 2008 and that was for out of state play....Damn Jersey winters.
I'll leave you with this to ponder.
Long barrel rifle with a slow burn powder versus shorter barrel rifle or pistol with a fast burn powder. That's the difference between long dwell and short dwell.
- Slow burn/short barrel: the propellant is still burning after the projectile is away.
- Fast burn/long barrel: the propellant has stopped burning before the projectile is away and the barrel is only creating friction.
Don't respond right away; let it mull for a while.
Originally Posted by lechooch
You got it backwards bro. You can cock and shoot without air only if you have a very strong valve spring and a weak main spring.
One other circumstance: if you cut your hammer spring so it isn't compressed when uncocked. I've confirmed this recently, depending on what spring is used.
This also aids in preventing hammer bounce since the spring doesn't re-compress when the hammer returns.