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Posted: 9/1/2004 7:03:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 7:04:20 PM EST by A2sights]
There are so many different ones..........16.5lbs, 18lbs., and so on. What do these do differently than the others? Are certain ones better for heavier or faster bullets?? Basically I want to know, so when I have to go and change them when the time is up, should I put in a different on other than my stock Kimber spring?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 11:08:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:22:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:
16lbs is the stock spring. Most everyone will recommend an 18 - 181/2 lb spring replacement for shooting a steady diet of 230gr. 20lb is your gonna shoot a lot of +P. Saves wear and tear on the frame.



I need to replace mine soon (reaching the 1,000 round mark). Would you recommend a 18 or 20lb for 185gr?
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:42:34 PM EST
Depends on if your 185gr is +P or not. Springs are only $8-10 each so you can easily change one out if one isn't working properly.

Wolff has the best selection of springs out there.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 1:13:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Depends on if your 185gr is +P or not. Springs are only $8-10 each so you can easily change one out if one isn't working properly.

Wolff has the best selection of springs out there.



Nope, standard 185gr.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:45:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 6:12:42 AM EST
When changing a spring don't forget a shok-buff. A little price to pay for keeping your gun from getting battered up.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:28:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By dep4532:


Nope, standard 185gr.



18 lb will do fine



Thank you sir. Will pick one up tommorrow.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 6:04:55 PM EST
What most IPSC shooters do is try several weights & go with the one that is most reliable & has softest "feeling" recoil. For most guns that's a 16lb spring.

You should avoid the tendency to go "heavier is better". And for a carry gun leave out the shok-buf. It can prevent releasing the slide by pulling back on it. Even worse, they can tear & cause a malf. IPSC people use 'bufs only during matches.
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