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Does anyone use variable springs?

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I am currently building an open gun and when I was going through my dads parts the other day picking out my springs I just picked out the 11lbs conventional spring to start with that is the same as I have been running in the open gun i have been shooting for the last several years. But I started to pick up the 11lbs variable spring when he told me that no one really uses variable springs anymore. Is that true? and if so then why? I do not know the difference between the two types. 

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Variables allow the gun to open a little smoother and close the same

and Yes I've used them in everything that they are available for

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2 hours ago, RustedFrog said:

I am currently building an open gun and when I was going through my dads parts the other day picking out my springs I just picked out the 11lbs conventional spring to start with that is the same as I have been running in the open gun i have been shooting for the last several years. But I started to pick up the 11lbs variable spring when he told me that no one really uses variable springs anymore. Is that true? and if so then why? I do not know the difference between the two types. 

11 pounds in an Open gun? I run Wolff 8 pound variable springs in my Open guns because that’s what my builder Cheely Custom Gunworks ships them with.

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When we ordered the springco kit it came with a green painted spring that is 8lbs for minor and a red painted spring that is 11lbs for major. So that is what I have run in it. I had gone down for a little while but it just did not seem to be as reliable when shooting major as it was with the 11lbs spring. 

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14 minutes ago, RustedFrog said:

When we ordered the springco kit it came with a green painted spring that is 8lbs for minor and a red painted spring that is 11lbs for major. So that is what I have run in it. I had gone down for a little while but it just did not seem to be as reliable when shooting major as it was with the 11lbs spring. 

Yeah probably closing a little harder than it needs to. I have ran 7# but the gun has to be kept spotless to run 100%. 8# is great even when dirty. Minor guns generally run 6-7 pounders.

  You should revisit at least a 9# and see if it improves controlled pair spacing

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I will look into that. I am about the slowest shooter you will ever meet. Even on close open targets my time is terrible. I just cannot see the dot there for my second shot very fast. Which is a big reason why I am building my own open gun. I have been shooting for your years that my dad built for my brother. It has a slide mounted sight and some other stuff I do not care for. I am finally building one my way and cannot wait to get to shoot it. Unfortunately I do not know when that will be. Just had to send my dot off to leupold. Shooting an old Delta Point and it started going through batteries like crazy. 

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