Originally Posted by Rick12337
Well I bought a well used Auto 5 and cut the barrel down to 20in "already have long barreled bird guns" so made it into a thick brush bunny blaster. But man does this thing kick hard even set up for heavy loads shooting those cheap 100pack trap loads from walmart. My main question is would a old recoil spring and related parts cause this hard recoil?
I have had an A5 20 since the mid 80's, and yes, the spring can affect the "slap" by not dispersing it over the spring compression cycle. It will always be a little heavier than a gas operated gun, but not by much. You should be able to order a spring from Browning.
ALSO, flip the sleeve the proper direction for the "load" you are shooting.
This is, don't set in for heavy and shoot light, or vice versa...