Hey all, I shot in Frontiersman this past weekend in a big local Regional shoot. This time around I used my Uberti Remingtons. As per usual any time I shoot these or my pair of 1860's I had a real smoke filled blast of a time.... As it happens I beat the other guy handily. Pity it was only the two of us. But he put one over on me by shooting a clean match. Not an easy thing with all the things that can plague us C&B shooters. So we were both winners! And best of all we had a great time comparing notes and ribbing each other. I have noticed though that my Remingtons need a stronger pull on the hammer to cock than my 1860's. So I'm wondering what would be the issues and what to look for if I were to thin the springs slightly. Or, from what I've read around, to narrow the springs slightly to reduce the effort required. First of course there's the issue of too little speed energy to fire the caps. That's the obvious one. But I'm also wondering about the hammer blow back issue. Is it a case of being OK until either the caps don't fire OR the hammer sets back far enough to go "full auto"? The obvious answer is to go until it don't work right no mo'. And I WILL be checking with the local smith to see if he has a spare main spring or two in stock before I go all grizzly with the grinding. But in the meantime any advice from the collective would be appreciated. I'm going to start with a SLIGHT narrowing and tapering of the edges and see where that goes. There's a local club monthly fun shoot this next weekend and I"m already planning on trying out the Slix Shot nipples I bought a while back and hopefully the hammers are a trifle less straining to cock from the work. -Typed in from oven like conditions in the 'puter room from the roughly fourth week of the current heat wave........ DRINK MORE WATER! KEEP HYDRATED OUT THERE BOYS AND GIRLS! ! ! !