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Old 02-05-2020, 12:21 AM
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Is there a big difference between the ruger factory sear spring and the volquartsen spring that comes with the kit. Mine evaporated into thin air! I still have the original ruger spring. thanks
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:19 AM
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Oh, you mean you lost it. Way to go!
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:01 AM
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I usually use the original spring unless there’s something wrong with it. You should fine.
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:05 AM
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Is there a big difference between the ruger factory sear spring and the volquartsen spring that comes with the kit. Mine evaporated into thin air! I still have the original ruger spring. thanks
DUGD,

Yes...the VQ sear spring lowers the trigger pull weight by another 12 to 16 ounces! So light in fact, they do tend to evaporate...

A quick call to VQ should get you all fixed up!!

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Old 02-05-2020, 07:13 AM
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Are you sure about that Ted?

It's been a while since I bought a VQ sear and spring, but I couldn't tell any difference between the VQ and Ruger springs. Maybe something has changed?

The trigger springs are a different story. The VQ trigger spring is thinner material and thus weaker to reduce pull weight. Not really worth the slight reduction though. I started having reset failures after about 8 months and had to switch back to the OEM spring.
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:46 AM
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Are you sure about that Ted?

It's been a while since I bought a VQ sear and spring, but I couldn't tell any difference between the VQ and Ruger springs. Maybe something has changed?

The trigger springs are a different story. The VQ trigger spring is thinner material and thus weaker to reduce pull weight. Not really worth the slight reduction though. I started having reset failures after about 8 months and had to switch back to the OEM spring.
For my new MkII Standard...Yes! Put around 500 rounds through it then decided to try the VQ MkII sear. The sear spring OD's appeared equal, but found the OEM's substantially stiffer. First, replace the sear which lowered the pull weight by 12 oz (to 2# pull)! Then I replaced the sear spring and lowered the pull weight another 12 oz (now @ 1.25# pull)!

Possibly, my 86' MkII was originally fitted with a stronger-than-normal sear spring?

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Old 02-05-2020, 11:06 AM
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I installed VQ sears in both my Mark II Comp Target and 22/45.

A sear spring was included in the packaging with the sear, but I recall that the VQ spring was to be used only when upgrading a 22/45. Otherwise, the Ruger factory spring was to be used.
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:26 AM
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I installed VQ sears in both my Mark II Comp Target and 22/45.

A sear spring was included in the packaging with the sear, but I recall that the VQ spring was to be used only when upgrading a 22/45. Otherwise, the Ruger factory spring was to be used.
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Actually, my VQ MKII sear kits state just the opposite..."When upgrading the 22/45, use the Ruger sear spring"!

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Old 02-05-2020, 11:41 AM
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CL,

Actually, my VQ MKII sear kits state just the opposite..."When upgrading the 22/45, use the Ruger sear spring"!

Ted
I stand corrected! I upgraded my Rugers years ago, and without the benefit of still having the packaging, I relied on a fading memory. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:19 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I'll try to locate one in Canada but will reinstall the ruger spring and see if there's much of a difference. I don't have a trigger scale but have another ruger to compare it to. thanks
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:42 PM
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I contacted volquartsen in the states and they're going to send me a new spring. I reinstalled the ruger spring and couldn't notice a difference. Like I said I don't have a trigger gauge so its just by feel and I don't feel any difference. Thanks for your guys help. This is the best site going.
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