Help please

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jcooley6960, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. jcooley6960

    jcooley6960 New Member

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    Hey everyone I have a very annoying issue. When I reconnect my upper and lower receiver my BCG scratches my buffer what did I do wrong? It makes contact on the bottom of my BCG where the channel for the buffer detent is, and it starts to scratch about halfway down my buffer

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  2. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I would say that the tube was screwed in to far, but from the pic it looks like it is barely holding the detent in. Can you back it out a bit?Is you BCG and charging handle locked in? Try hitting you forward assist before assembling and see if the bolt is not seating in the barrel extension?Head spacing?
     

  3. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Cosmetic issue. It's normal for buffers to get scratched. Buffers get scratched up when you shoot a lot. If it really bugs you, you could try to smooth out the rear of the carrier, there could be a raised spot.
     
  4. jcooley6960

    jcooley6960 New Member

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    The buffer tube is backed out as far as it can go..so? And the bolt carrier still hits it just barly scratches but I feel like it will hurt me if I ever try and trade it
     
  5. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    No biggie, just replace the buffer, like Quentin said, it could be cosmetic if it shoots
     
  6. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    When I put my ATI .22 dedicated upper on, it does the same thing. It's never caused any issue during firing.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Its normal. Never seen an ar15 or m16 that didnt have wear marks on the buffer. Your just noticing it because your buffer is painted black instead of the normal silverish colour