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Old 06-26-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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Default First build help...buffer tube and spring

I'm building my first AR (16" mid length gas)
...I need help ordering my buffer tube and spring

Do I need a carbine buffer tube and spring or a rifle buffer tube and spring?
Does it matter? If either one will work, then what are the pros and cons of each?


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Old 06-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Yes, it matters. I used an A2 style stock on a lower for my 6.8 spc carbine, the tube is longer therefore the spring is longer. But I still had to use a carbine H buffer.

Do you want a fixed stock, or an adjustable stock?


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Tinkering with your timing, a guide to buffers, tubes and swaps.
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So I went with a bravo company carbine buffer tube, a bravo company buffer and a carbine length spring...

That'll be fine, yeah?
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as long as they are all either mil-spec or commercial, yes. As mentioned above, its really dependent on what your vision, POU, philosophy of use, is... plinking? hunting? home defense? all of the above? etc.
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So I went with a bravo company carbine buffer tube, a bravo company buffer and a carbine length spring...

That'll be fine, yeah?
You done good, BCM uses 7075 aluminum on their tubes, all are milspec. Just make sure your stock is milspec diameter!
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Yep, as AT said, you done good. I have two BCM RE kits and you can't do better. Put a milspec CTR or stock of your choice and the rear of your rifle is GTG.


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