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Old 02-14-2007, 02:59 PM
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What # recoil spring?

Anybody got any good way to go about selecting a recoil spring for less than factory loads for a pro (4") size 1911? At the moment im shooting 4 grains of bullseye with a 200 lswc, switching to clays very soon. What are the signs that a spring is too light or too heavy for what your shooting? Thanks
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:28 PM
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For competition, most accomplished shooters will worry about "tuning" the gun's handling qualities to make it easy to shoot, rather than using some kind of how-far-does-the-brass-fly formula, in order to determine the "right" spring. Do some shooting drills, such as El Prez and Bill Drill, and see how your time/score fares with different springs. I'm currently using a 16# spring in my 5" gun, and a 12# in my 6", and have had 14# springs in both at one time or another. If you are going to shoot a major load with Clays, you can probably use a 14#-16# spring in your 4" gun.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:43 AM
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A shock buff is a useful tool in selecting a recoil spring. If the spring is too light the buff will become damaged quickly. This type of feed back is valuable when selecting the recoil spring.
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