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I'm planning to use a Wolff 18.5 lb. recoil spring in my Springfield Mil-Spec. Should I get a conventional or variable spring? I only shoot factory-loaded 230-grain FMJ ammo, if that matters.

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Hey GI 45....

Buy both types and try them out to see how they perform. I've used a Wolff 18.5# variable for years in a 1991A1 and it works great.

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Like SamColtFan said. If you have at least two types of springs, you can tailor your spring to your load. Reliability without undue wear on the gun is what you are looking for.
 

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I prefer variable power recoil springs. I feel they give less forward battering of the gun. I set all my own personal guns and all the custom guns I build with variable power springs. Also you might find a 16.5 lb variable power spring will work best for 230 gr factory ammo. I also highly recommend using CP shock buffs.
Regards, Bob Hunter www.huntercustoms.com
 

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Use the conventional spring if you're only shooting factory hardball. Use the variable power spring if you shoot mostly hardball & occasionally shoot lighter reloads.

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