Wanna shoot Nuclear Loads. Do I need a new recoil spring?


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Pinned&Recessed
August 12, 2004, 08:15 PM
Hey guys!

I bought a used S&W 1076 in great shape a while ago and while I'm carrying it with 165gr. Corbons right now, I wanna step it up to Thermonuclear and try out some Double-Tap and handloaded stuff.

I'm wondering if I need a new recoil spring though. It still has the factory spring, which I think was 17 pounds, (way to light for 10mm IMO). Anyway, I think that being 10-years old, the spring is a little worn and am concerned about the hotter loads speeding up the slide and battering the frame and causing damage such as cracks.

I'm not worried about recoil, heck, I LIKE recoil, but I want this gun to outlast me, so I'm considering upgrading to a 22-pound spring to save the frame and slide. Is this smart? Also, will the heavy spring have trouble cycling light practice loads?

Or am I overreacting and it'll eat high-pressure stuff just fine?

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Ultima-Ratio
August 12, 2004, 09:04 PM
Hello, click over to Wolff Springs and pick up their heaviest recoil and hammer springs...yes the hammer spring slows the slide too!
No, the lighter loads will function fine!

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