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Old 12-22-2011, 08:03 AM   #1
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Just wondering what the proper weight for a replacement recoil spring. I shoot reloads for bullseye competion 4.2 grains of titegroup over 185swc. Any help would be great.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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I would buy a couple of different weight springs and fine tune my own. Wolff makes a recalibration pac.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Been a while but I would normally run an 11 to 14 pound spring with my bullseye guns. They used a similar 185 grain SWC but with 3.9grs of Alliant Bullseye powder. As recommended above, buy a set of various weights and test them out to find what best works with your load/gun and to some extent how you grip the piece while firing. Good luck.
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16# spring is the factory specs for most, if your shooting hotter rounds you may want to up it to 18#
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