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Old 10-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #21
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just ordered a set of shock buffers. I would like to avoid messing with my gas block if I can help it. I will update.

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So I got the shock absorbers. One on the piston rod and one between the spring and receiver. How much a difference can it make

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Hard to really tell the difference when you are shooting, but now you won't have the metal of the op rod slamming against the metal of the gas block and the metal of the receiver.

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Quick update - the .040 gas buffer along with the shock buffers has tamed the brass throw quite a bit. Still not as good as the AR @ 8-10 ft, but looks to be around 13-15 ft which is a TON better!

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Quick update - the .040 gas buffer along with the shock buffers has tamed the brass throw quite a bit. Still not as good as the AR @ 8-10 ft, but looks to be around 13-15 ft which is a TON better!
I would like to add the gas buffer but dont want to risk messing something up taking off gas block.
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I would like to add the gas buffer but dont want to risk messing something up taking off gas block.
I'm no gunsmith, but it was super easy. Open the trigger-guard to remove the barrel/upper from the lower. The will give easy access to the gas buffer. Remove the 4 screws using a hex wrench and the buffer is easily removed from the bottom of the barrel. It is literally just sitting there (don't lose it). Put in the new buffer, line up the top and bottom of the block and screw everything back together. The second time I did it took ~5 minutes.
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I'm no gunsmith, but it was super easy. Open the trigger-guard to remove the barrel/upper from the lower. The will give easy access to the gas buffer. Remove the 4 screws using a hex wrench and the buffer is easily removed from the bottom of the barrel. It is literally just sitting there (don't lose it). Put in the new buffer, line up the top and bottom of the block and screw everything back together. The second time I did it took ~5 minutes.
Don't forget to torque the screws correctly and evenly. That information should be in the instructions.
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Don't forget to torque the screws correctly and evenly. That information should be in the instructions.
Thats what worries me about doing it myself. I dont have a torque wrench and dont know if im comforatable with doing it free hand
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as mentioned get to the far right if you can, if bench rest shooting, set a backpack up on the right side, a hard gun case with the lid open works for me w/ my AR.

We are all big boys/girls here. No one goes to the range expecting not to get hit with a .223 case or twelve

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Don't forget to torque the screws correctly and evenly. That information should be in the instructions.
I have no idea what the torque specs are or I would put them in. I did 'pretty firm' hand-tight. The key is to do them all several times because when you do one, the other ones loosen.

If anyone has the torque specs, please feel free to post them!
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