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humboldtshooter 01-14-2012 08:05 AM

Question about AR-15 buffer spring
 
I've shot a few AR's and am in the process of building my own. Ive noticed with most of them the buffer spring is very loud and kinda makes the thing sound cheap. Does anyone know how to fix the problem? If so, how?

pagj17 01-14-2012 08:42 AM

I've been told grease works, just clean it out before it hardens

Jpyle 01-14-2012 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by humboldtshooter (Post 676739)
I've shot a few AR's and am in the process of building my own. Ive noticed with most of them the buffer spring is very loud and kinda makes the thing sound cheap. Does anyone know how to fix the problem? If so, how?

The "sproing" sound is normal. Oil or grease in the buffer tube will eventually gunk up, best to leave it dry.

humboldtshooter 01-14-2012 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Jpyle

The "sproing" sound is normal. Oil or grease in the buffer tube will eventually gunk up, best to leave it dry.

I know it's normal, I just don't like it. Lol maybe I'm just being picky, just not my favorite sound.

humboldtshooter 01-14-2012 08:55 PM

Maybe a heavier buffer? Idk... My cousin works at a local store and a co-worker of his is supposably doing something to stop it.

Cattledog 01-14-2012 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by humboldtshooter (Post 677118)
Maybe a heavier buffer? Idk... My cousin works at a local store and a co-worker of his is supposably doing something to stop it.

The buffer spring size is supposed to be paired to the length of the gas tube for reliable cycling. If their is a less "sproingy" one out there (an I doubt it) make sure its for your rifles configuration. You could look into a different style of butt stock too that may not echo as much inside.

trip286 01-14-2012 10:39 PM

Maybe a dry lube? Something like graphite?

pagj17 01-14-2012 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286
Maybe a dry lube? Something like graphite?

Graphite corrodes aluminum

JonM 01-14-2012 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by humboldtshooter (Post 677112)
I know it's normal, I just don't like it. Lol maybe I'm just being picky, just not my favorite sound.

personally i love the sproinging sound its very distinctive. the only way to get rid of it is to go with a piston kit but then it really wouldnt be an ar15 anymore

trip286 01-14-2012 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by pagj17

Graphite corrodes aluminum

Didn't have a clue, and now I do.
Standby for more poetry later :)


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