Slix Shot nipples and a Wolff reduced power main spring in an 1851 Navy

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  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 New Member

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    One of the claimed benefits of using Slix Shot nipples is the ability to use a lighter main spring because the back pressure of the charge firing is diffused by the side vents on the nipple. So, after outfitting an 1851 Navy with a set of Slix Shots, I equipped it with a Wolff reduced power main spring to put the theory to the test.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3ZKccjEmQ