Replacement recoil spring weight

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by thundershot, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. thundershot

    thundershot New Member

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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.
     
  2. JohnJak

    JohnJak New Member

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    I would buy a couple of different weight springs and fine tune my own. Wolff makes a recalibration pac.
     

  3. alxltd1

    alxltd1 New Member

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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.
     
  4. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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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#