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Recoil Springs and Muzzle Velocity


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I've heard this talked about, and never really gotten much of a concrete answer.

Can a lighter recoil spring actually cause a drop in bullet velocity as it leaves the barrel? (Assuming the gun doesn't unlock early enough to effect accuracy.)

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Too light can cause frame battering.

You can use different weights to affect the way the pistol settles from each shot.

But it won't have any affect on muzzle velocity.

Of course taken to extremes, say 3 or 4 pounds and that's a guess as I don't have a clue what the minimum weight would be that would cause trouble, could allow the action to unlock prematurely and rupture the case causing lower velocity, but the velocity drop would be the least of your problems then.

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