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Old March 09, 2018, 19:27   #1
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Wolff mag springs- any good?

How well do the Wolff FAL magazine springs work?

I have a half dozen magazines that could use new springs.
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Old March 10, 2018, 16:09   #2
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How well do the Wolff FAL magazine springs work?

I have a half dozen magazines that could use new springs.
I know it doesn't answer your question, but I've had good luck with their other products.
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Old March 10, 2018, 16:42   #3
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I've been looking at Wolf springs as well - also thinking about the Falcon springs and followers. There's some used metric springs about, absolutely no Inch springs I can find, some alleged L1a1 followers, no distances plates in sight - slim pickins. The Falcons are cheaper than the Wolf's - but I hear satisfaction is dependent on whether inch or metric, and which follower pattern combo - and thats so for both spring makers! Roll the dice!?!
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Old March 10, 2018, 16:55   #4
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I got some Wolff extra strength FAL mag springs when I was having trouble with a Cenrury Arms reciever. The problem was bolt over next up failure to feed. It of course had nothing to do with the magazines or the springs, it was the reciever.
What I discovered with the extra strength springs is they would put so much pressure pushing up the recoil spring was having a hard time stripping the next round up and into the chamber. As an added bonus it caused the magazines to bulge, not good.
If they have standard rate springs I would say go for it just not the extra strength rated springs.
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I think sage makes good points. Extra strength or non milspec spring rates are often a source of trouble. Stick with milspec. Avoid the Falcons - while I have no experience with their mag springs, all their other FAL springs have proven to be out of spec and often problematic.

Again, while I have never used Wolff mag springs, all their other spring products that I have tried were excellent, I would expect the standard rate mag springs to be fine.

Just out of curiosity, why are you replacing the springs ?
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Is Falcon still around? They made the best springs for FALs including mag springs.
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Is Falcon still around? They made the best springs for FALs including mag springs.
LMAO I hope that was a joke. If not I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everything I bought from them when I first got into the FAL was $hit and I bought all the parts they had for a para build due to not wanting to wait for parts from DSA. Point of the story I replaced every Falcon part a costly lesson cheaper price = $hit product and they have $hit customer service.

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I have had good luck so far with Piston springs from Falcon - just bought some Mag springs and followers from them - hopefully I don't get negatively 'experienced'. Later then!
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LMAO I hope that was a joke. If not I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everything I bought from them when I first got into the FAL was $hit and I bought all the parts they had for a para build due to not wanting to wait for parts from DSA. Point of the story I replaced every Falcon part a costly lesson cheaper price = $hit product and they have $hit customer service.

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No joke. I have Falcon springs in all of my FALs and a para set with carrier in my para. I have had no problems with any of them. When I replaced the old springs with the Falcon's my guns functioned better and felt like new. Of course that was probably q
10 years ago and their quality could have changed bit I doubt it.
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I never had good luck with Falcon springs.

I'm having some bolt-over-base issues with two guns and a handful of well-used magazines. I can't see the receiver impeding the feeding and the feed lips are smooth, so I'm thinking the springs could stand to be replaced. I'm wary of the +5%, though. Might grab spring one to test first.
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IIRC, it's been well established that Falcon springs are markedly understrength and that the steel used is not an ideal choice for spring usage. Years ago I tried the Falcon fcg springs and had immediate problems.

Since the FAL will run with no piston spring at all, I guess it's okay to use a Falcon spring there

AS far as mag springs go, I've never had a quality OEM or milsurp spring fail due to fatigue. The old story about mag springs fatiguing from being stored loaded for extended periods is a myth, provided that they were quality springs in the first place. Corrosion or physical damage would be about the only reasons I can think of where they would need replacing. JMHO
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I've had good luck with these.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/348070A
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Old March 15, 2018, 11:44   #13
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YH: You rock.

J: A couple of these mags were used hard, so the springs were probably cycled a lot. Either way, I'll get some spares cuz I like spares.
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YH: You rock.

J: A couple of these mags were used hard, so the springs were probably cycled a lot. Either way, I'll get some spares cuz I like spares.
The last ones I got from them were all nos condition, still with cosmoline dried on'em.

Numrich is luck of tha draw, but these were fine.
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Old March 15, 2018, 21:01   #15
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I've had good luck with these.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/348070A
Shit I can get decent mags for 2x the price. I never had issues with mag springs.
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