If you consider the followers as a wear item, then I suggest aluminum. That said, I have used both. Also...the OEM mag springs are relatively weak, which can (but not necessarily) cause or contribute to misfeeds with some followers.Does changing the followers help with feeding and should you use stainless or aluminum?
I bought the Kel-Tec aluminum follower for the KS7 and it didn't help. I had multiple instances in which the first shell into the magazine would hang up and prevent loading a second shell, and I also had several failures to feed. My new KS7 is presently on the way to the Kel-Tec factory for warranty service.Does changing the followers help with feeding and should you use stainless or aluminum?
The OEM springs (wimpy) in both tubes have taken a "set" (with only about 3" free length beyond the mag tube) & cause misfeeds when 3 or less 2.75" shells are in the tube.Have you done anything to replace the OEM mag springs with better, aftermarket springs? If so, from who?
That's great info. Please let me know how it works out.The OEM springs (wimpy) in both tubes have taken a "set" (with only about 3" free length beyond the mag tube) & cause misfeeds when 3 or less 2.75" shells are in the tube.
I have Wolff Gunspring 40" (standard) 12 ga mag springs on order, & will likely cut them to 30" (approx.) to start, & test from there.
I run Wolff springs in my other tube fed scatterguns as well. No issues with them at all, when properly installed.
I kept them loaded with 6 rounds of 2.75 shells for about a year, and they seemed to eject pretty well. But I believe in a little more oomph that too little.I will add that the mag tubes were loaded 6 rds each side (not 7); 70mm shells. I don't recall how many years. I am not favorably impressed with the OEM springs.
Just ordered a pair of Mossberg 8rd replacement springs from Midway...we'll see how they do in the KSG...expect to have 'em in-hand sometime next week.Well...got an update msg from Wolff, my mag springs are on backorder, about 4 - 8 weeks out. So glad the KSG is not my only option.