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Posted: 12/24/2013 8:08:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2013 8:18:05 AM EST by tactical45]
I recently installed blue Sprinco buffer springs from tacticalsprings.com in two rifles.

The first is a RRA 16" midlength with chrome lined barrel that I had ADCO turn down the barrel under the handguards to .625" about 10 years ago. It always shot hard and threw brass nearly directly forward. I first tried a Spike's Tactical ST-2 buffer and then a ST-3 buffer in it and it got better each time but it still shot too hard and threw brass forward. I decided to try a Sprinco blue buffer spring. Wow, what a difference. I still have the ST-3 buffer in it and I cannot believe how soft it shoots while functioning with 100% reliability. It now drops the brass in a nice little pile at about 3-4 o'clock.

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The other rifle I put a blue spring in is my most recent build. It has a ST-2 buffer in it and had a good ejection pattern but I thought it could shoot a little softer. The blue spring helped out quite a bit here also. The rifle still functions perfectly but shoots softer.



Overall I am happy with these springs and I highly recommend them if you want to soften up the functioning of your rifle.
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Link Posted: 12/24/2013 8:49:55 AM EST
Have you tested several brands and type of ammo to ensure 100% reliability ?
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Link Posted: 12/24/2013 9:12:23 AM EST
I have the Blue in a few of my 14.5" rifles. I do like them.

I have actually tried everything from Wolf steel cased, to some match ammo, and the rifles cycle great. H2s in the carbine length, and H in the middys.

I run Whites in my 16" middys.

I bought my first Wolf X Power spring for my DD carbine 14.5, and it is very similar, for what it's worth.
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Link Posted: 12/24/2013 10:35:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CitizenSoldier556:
Have you tested several brands and type of ammo to ensure 100% reliability ?
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Yes, I have tried all the ammo I shoot. Even the lightest handloads I load function and lock the bolt open reliably.
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Link Posted: 12/24/2013 11:10:29 AM EST
I run the SpringCo blue in several of my rifles as well. 100% reliable with even softer ammo.
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Link Posted: 12/24/2013 11:22:32 AM EST
Who's a good vendor to pick one up from (reasonable shipping)?
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Link Posted: 12/24/2013 1:09:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justintime2:
Who's a good vendor to pick one up from (reasonable shipping)?
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I purchased mine directly from Sprinco. Shipping was a little high so I added a few springs I would eventually need for a few of my 1911s to make it more reasonable.
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