Ak-47 el buffer

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by nate913, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. nate913

    nate913 New Member

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    What is your guys thoughts on the buffer pad for the AK 47. I just read a little bit about it, there are some mixed reviews. It's fairly cheap, but I'm wondering if it will make things unreliable or if it is actually a help. Anyone with any experience with them.


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  2. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Unless you fire thousands and thousands of rounds through your AK and never clean it, this is kind of a waste of money. AKs are strong and reliable enough without it. Some say it reduces recoil, some say it can crack the receiver. My opinion is that it's unnecessary.
     

  3. nate913

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    Thanks man. Kinda leaning that way


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  4. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Mikhail Kalashnikov didn't think it needed one why do you?
    The AK-47 has been or is the battle rifle of every third world country you can name, are they huge importers of these buffers?
    Bottom line if it works don't fix it!
     
  5. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    Most gun owners go to the buffers because their carriers are starting to hit the rear trunnion leaving marks on it.
    If that is your problem you don't need a buffer you need a new recoil spring.
    Some home built guns need them because the builder cut the slots in the top rail too long & the carrier tries to jump out of the receiver causing a jam.
    I agree with the members above if your gun works it doesn't need one.
     
  6. Mercator

    Mercator New Member

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    Most gun owners respect the iconic designs and are reluctant to alter them. Most buffer objectors have never tried one. I've never felt the need for it, but if one day I wake up and want a quieter, gentler AK, I'll give the buffer a try. They are very inexpensive.

    The "timing", for the lack of a better term, is not precisely calibrated in most AK based rifles. Due to the variations in the gas cycle and pressures, some rifles will probably tolerate the presence of a buffer, while others will short cycle.
     
  7. nate913

    nate913 New Member

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    Thanks all!!


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