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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Pinned&Recessed, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. Pinned&Recessed

    Pinned&Recessed Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Hicks Airfield, TX
    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?
  2. Ultima-Ratio

    Ultima-Ratio Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    anchorage alaska
    1076 Springs-

    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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