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Old 08-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #11
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Well while were on buffer weights when you go suppressed will you need a heavier buffer with the added gas pressure ? If so how much more weight H2, H3 ?

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Well while were on buffer weights when you go suppressed will you need a heavier buffer with the added gas pressure ? If so how much more weight H2, H3 ?
I'd say H3 in a standard length carbine tube or the Vltor A5 EMOD kit.
http://www.vltor.com/emod.htm
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I'd say H3 in a standard length carbine tube or the Vltor A5 EMOD kit.
http://www.vltor.com/emod.htm
Thats what I figured , anyone know the correct weights for each one ? I have a couple extra buffers and I wouldnt mind messing around with the melting pot and replacing some with lead weights and see how they run in the standard carbine . This wont be suppressed so i wont need to get up in the H2 or H3 weights but it would be good to know the differences for future reference
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I know carbine is 2.9 oz on the carbine, H buffer is 3.77 oz . rifle / SP1, SP2 5.15 oz

Found them ,H2 4.6 oz and H3 5.4 and HSS 6.5 oz

I recently received a odd buffer from palmetto that wasnt black, it didnt have any markings on the face , it was silver but did weigh the same as all my carbine buffers , figured it would be a good one to paly around with and see how much difference it makes a gun

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Yeah I usually start with 2.9 oz for the standard weight carbine buffer then incrementally add 0.9 oz to get H, H2 and H3. Or simplify and go 3 oz, then add 1 oz over and over.

Wonder if the oddball buffer has separate weights or just filled with powder?

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There is another alternative to think about: an adjustable gas block. That way, you can adjust for silencers or different brands of ammo. I would think someone who has enough to spend on the silencer would want one anyway.

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I assembled a lower with rifle stock on which to run my 6.8 spc carbine upper. I traded out the rifle buffer for an H carbine and it works just fine. Hopefully a deer will cooperate this season and walk in front of my 6.8.

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