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At what point in developing a competition load should I mess with recoil springs?

Today’s Q&A podcast voicemail comes in from Chris in Florida. Chris has been getting ready to shoot his first match for a while, and he’s developing a load for his gun. He asks about at what point he should start messing with different recoil spring weights as part of his load development.

In all honesty, I haven’t messed with different recoil springs for load development. I load my 9mm Production division ammo a little over 130 power factor, and make sure that it’s reasonably accurate, and dead nuts reliable in my gun. 130PF isn’t going to be some soft powder puff loads, and should be similar to most factory ammo. So if your gun will run on factory ammo, loading close to power factor should have plenty of oomph to make your gun function.

I’d focus on reliability, and reasonable accuracy, and go get your first match out of the way.

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Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

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