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Old 01-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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I've been told grease works, just clean it out before it hardens

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Maybe a dry lube? Something like graphite?

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Maybe a dry lube? Something like graphite?
Graphite corrodes aluminum
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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
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