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What Recoil Spring Weight Should I Use?

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One camp thinks a recoil spring has no use besides feeding rounds and extracting cases. Another camp thinks a recoil spring determines muzzle flip, sight tracking, and point of impact in double-taps and fast multiple shots. Another camp thinks a recoil spring determines the overall feel of the gun.

General theory and operation:

Recoil Spring vs Cyclic Rate

Recoil spring weights

Effect on sight tracking, hits on target:

spring observations

Okay it's true...lighter IS better!

Is lighter better?

spring weight & effect on sight picture

Effect on feeding:

Recoil spring to strong for SWC Bullets?

Clipping coils:

Clipping Recoil Springs?

effects of too-long recoil spring

Edited by Erik Warren

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Gratuitous post to bring this FAQ off the second page and onto the first.

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