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Old November 9, 2012, 09:47 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by GP100man
To decrease lock time.
If springs are kept stock, yep, you can decrease lock time. But, as mentioned in my earlier post, a lighter hammer also allows one to run lighter springs without increasing lock time or decreasing reliability. How much lighter depends on a number of variables - how much mass was removed, where it was removed, smoothness of the action, etc.

A 3rd advantage is that a lighter hammer delivers a more powerful strike, but does so with less momentum - that's good because it's power ignites primers, but momentum that jars the muzzle. Below is a demo of this very effect with my 686 with a radically bobbed hammer (BTW, this revo has a 7.5lb DA and lights off everything I feed it):
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