03-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Good news for you Waco, the problem is the powder that you are using, not a recoil spring!! I reloaded for over 30 years and am quite familiar with Unique powder. While it is a very efficient powder for .38's, .44 Special, .45 Colt and .45 ACP, it is, to put it mildly......FILTHY!!! Note the large quantity of smoke and powder residue left in the barrel and chamber. While I love the performance of the powder(it is quite accurate in the cartridges that I mentioned), I have gunked up many a revolver almost to the point of locking it up with Unique powder.
A similar performing powder, that burns much cleaner, is Universal Clays. If you still have a bunch of Unique left and like it's performance, just bring a swab or bore snake to the range with you. Clean the gunk out of the chamber after every 30-40 rounds and your .45 should keep right on pluggin' along without a hitch. Give it a try! I think you'll be happy with the results.
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Last edited by Lineman; 03-13-2014 at 06:16 PM.