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JohnL57
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Thanks for the replies!
I think the R9 is a really good balance of power to weight. I find it hefty enough for good offhand shooting but not too heavy to carry on a hunt.
After 4 years and about 5000 shots, I needed to rebuild, so I put in a Vortek kit. The mainspring looked like this when I tore it down,

I got concerned beacause it started twanging which was something it didn’t do when new. It was still accurate and doing around 550 fps in .22 cal!
Here’s 5 shot group at 15 yards off sticks after the rebuild, not worrying about POI, just shooting a group. The dot is about 3/8″.

And a bunch of bunnies and some quail-