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Old 06-10-2013, 02:42 AM   #11
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The inside diameter of the buffer tubes on the milspec and commercial are close enoigh to same and all carbine buffers can be used in either type.

The milspec are smaller meaning slightly more rigid so if you gotta buttstroke a fool or two its less likely to snap on you.
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It shouldn't even touch the deflector.
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It shouldn't even touch the deflector.
Well I think I need a heavier buffer then. The one in it now is not marked so maybe I'll contact Del Ton and find out what weight is in it now and go up a notch.
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I have seen many M16s and ar-15's that the deflector is doing what it was made for, deflecting.
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Well if the buffer face isn't marked it should be a standard weight buffer (about 3 oz). Which is what I'd expect from a comspec DTI. Since you have carbine length gas and a SA carrier, I'd bet the H2 buffer would be about right. If you didn't run low power ammo you could get away with the H3. Even if the H3 is too much you could swap a tungsten weight with a steel weight from your standard buffer and end up with an H and an H2!
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Is there any need to change the action spring when changing buffers?
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Is there any need to change the action spring when changing buffers?
Probably not. I use standard springs from BCM and PSA and can't tell much difference in feel or operation. Don't know what DTI uses. Measure the spring, it should be about 10.5-11.5".

Some folks swear by Sprinco stuff (and no doubt it's good) but most of us use standard springs.
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My advice is that you leave your gun "as-is", apart from minor upgrades that will better suit it to you as a shooter (furniture, optics, accessories). And then shoot. And then shoot some more. And learn what you value in the ideal AR. And then build your own gun, to your own desires, piece by piece...or find a fairly priced gun that suits your fancy. I used to have a DPMS Sportical with a Millet red dot. I added an M16 BCG and Magpul MOE furniture for my own preferences and piece of mind.

Keep the DelTon as a plinker, because it was probably a very good gun purchased at a very fair price. I'm just not sure it's a gun that's worthy of a massive overhaul IMO.

That's how I feel your firearm/money will be best served. But YMMV. I prefer a milspec buffer, but agree with others that it's a somewhat trivial detail that might not be worth paying to alter.
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My advice is that you leave your gun "as-is", apart from minor upgrades that will better suit it to you as a shooter (furniture, optics, accessories). And then shoot. And then shoot some more. And learn what you value in the ideal AR. And then build your own gun, to your own desires, piece by piece...or find a fairly priced gun that suits your fancy. I used to have a DPMS Sportical with a Millet red dot. I added an M16 BCG and Magpul MOE furniture for my own preferences and piece of mind.

Keep the DelTon as a plinker, because it was probably a very good gun purchased at a very fair price. I'm just not sure it's a gun that's worthy of a massive overhaul IMO.

That's how I feel your firearm/money will be best served. But YMMV. I prefer a milspec buffer, but agree with others that it's a somewhat trivial detail that might not be worth paying to alter.
That's good advise. I don't plan on doing too much to it. I've upgraded the front hand guard and wanted to address the buffer. The way I see it is if I buy good quality parts (like the hand guard and buffer) I can use them on my next build and return the Del Ton to stock. I do understand what you're saying about not dumping a ton of money into a base model AR.
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Again, 16" barrel, carbine length gas, SA BCG ... an H2 buffer is a good fit. If too heavy you can turn it into an H.

Cheap, easy upgrade and should get brass off the deflector.
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