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Old 11-29-2011, 11:17 AM   #11
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Broke - if you go to your profile, you can add that bottom line as your signature; to keep from having to re-type it.

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It is my signature. I promise I wouldn't re-type all that everytime. Lol

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Old 11-29-2011, 11:45 AM   #13
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This question seems to have come up at least a couple times here recently.
Yeah I could never get the direct, to the point answer I was needing until now. :/ so that would be my fault.

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"H"Buffer is a heavier buffer for carbines to help with the increased gas pressure. Its marked H so you know the diff.

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Would an H buffer work better in a mid-length?

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Would an H buffer work better in a mid-length?

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It depends. On the gas port size, BCG mass, strength of the ammo you'll use, lots of things. Many people use the regular carbine weight buffer but an H usually works. I have an even heavier (+0.9 oz.) H2 in my ArmaLite middy since its BCG is the AR-15 style which is about 1/2-3/4 oz lighter) than M16 weight. I have the H in my Daniel Defense middy because it has the heavier DD BCG. The BCG + buffer weight is about the same in both rifles and low powered ammo cycles the action just fine. The H2 + DD BCG might not cycle but I've never bothered to try it.

You have to give it some thought then go with it. Too much weight then you might need a lighter buffer but they're not that expensive.
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It depends. On the gas port size, BCG mass, strength of the ammo you'll use, lots of things. Many people use the regular carbine weight buffer but an H usually works. I have an even heavier (+0.9 oz.) H2 in my ArmaLite middy since its BCG is the AR-15 style which is about 1/2-3/4 oz lighter) than M16 weight. I have the H in my Daniel Defense middy because it has the heavier DD BCG. The BCG + buffer weight is about the same in both rifles and low powered ammo cycles the action just fine. The H2 + DD BCG might not cycle but I've never bothered to try it.

You have to give it some thought then go with it. Too much weight then you might need a lighter buffer but they're not that expensive.
Well I'm going to be getting a v5 DD mid length upper so if the H buffer might work better then that's prob what I'll go with. I'm assuming BCG means "bolt carrier group" ?

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Correct on the meaning of BCG.

I use an A5 VLTOR buffer system on my DD now which replaced a standard mil-spec extension w/ a Spikes T2 buffer. Both worked great

Try different things and see what works for you. The H is a great place to start.

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What differences can I expect between the different buffers? Are the differences mainly recoil related or what?. BTW I'll be running it on a V5 LW if that makes a difference. Don't know if the LW affects anything with that.

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Correct on the meaning of BCG.

I use an A5 VLTOR buffer system on my DD now which replaced a standard mil-spec extension w/ a Spikes T2 buffer. Both worked great

Try different things and see what works for you. The H is a great place to start.
So do you get an extension just to make the stock longer or are there other reasons?

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