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Posted: 9/25/2011 4:45:38 PM EST
Run the rifle buffer and spring or carbine?

Will I have cycle issues?
Link Posted: 9/25/2011 4:50:35 PM EST
I have 3 guns on carbine gas and rifle extension/buffer. All three are ultimately reliable.
Link Posted: 9/25/2011 4:51:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2011 4:54:15 PM EST by SickMAK90]
Mine runs like a champ and has for years.

Link Posted: 9/25/2011 4:53:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Run the rifle buffer and spring or carbine?

Will I have cycle issues?


You run the buffer & spring specific to the stock you are using independent of the whichever gas system you are using.
Link Posted: 9/25/2011 4:57:57 PM EST
My carbine is setup with an A1 stock and I LOVE it! Best thing I've done and stone cold reliable.
Link Posted: 9/25/2011 5:01:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Run the rifle buffer and spring or carbine?

Will I have cycle issues?


You run the buffer & spring specific to the stock you are using independent of the whichever gas system you are using.


This has always worked for me.

Link Posted: 9/25/2011 5:01:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Run the rifle buffer and spring or carbine?

Will I have cycle issues?


You run the buffer & spring specific to the stock you are using independent of the whichever gas system you are using.


This. The spring and buffer go with the stock.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 5:35:44 PM EST
Roger that.

Thanks for the input
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 6:09:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mach:
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Run the rifle buffer and spring or carbine?

Will I have cycle issues?


You run the buffer & spring specific to the stock you are using independent of the whichever gas system you are using.


This. The spring and buffer go with the stock.


Yup
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 6:32:37 PM EST
Try a Vltor A5?
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 7:48:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2011 8:03:44 PM EST by wcsv]
As others have said, the buffer and spring go with the stock. It doesn't matter what gas system you use. Carbine buffer/spring go in a carbine tube. Rifle buffer/spring go in a rifle tube.

NEVER try to use a carbine buffer in an A1/A2 buffer tube!!! It will damage your rifle!

At least that is my non-expert understanding of the situation :)
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 1:29:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 1:30:36 AM EST by topgunpilot20]
I prefer the A1:

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:59:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Foxnews_FTW:
Try a Vltor A5?


why would you do that on a carbine?
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 4:59:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 5:00:52 AM EST by AMMOTECH]
Bushmaster A2 lower with A2 carbine upper {16" patrolmans bbl / no bayo lug or FH}:


This was my set-up back during the ban (pic is from late 1998 IIRC). I also had the 20" Hbar upper that came with the lower.

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Link Posted: 10/1/2011 5:12:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 8:20:45 AM EST
Unissued M16A1 stock, tube, buffer and spring on a 16" middy carbine. Runs perfect.

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:11:00 AM EST
As others have noted, use the appropriate spring/buffer for the extension being used. In my case, I like the A1 length vs. the A2. Perfectly dependable with a 14.5 Colt bbl with non-permanent Vortex FH and carbine gas system.

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:12:23 AM EST
no problem here. It's so much smoother then a carbine buffer IMO

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 1:17:59 PM EST
Be careful to NEVER run a carbine buffer in a rifle buffer tube. With the shorter buffer, the carrier gas key will travel too far back and slam into the threaded ring of the lower receiver eventually breaking the lower receiver.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 2:22:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Be careful to NEVER run a carbine buffer in a rifle buffer tube. With the shorter buffer, the carrier gas key will travel too far back and slam into the threaded ring of the lower receiver eventually breaking the lower receiver.


I have to ask how you know that
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 2:44:36 PM EST
A1 def


Link Posted: 10/2/2011 2:56:07 PM EST
They were common on carbines during the ban.

They work fine. If you're looking for something with good cheek weld, there are collapsible stocks that accomplish the same thing. Magpul, LMT sopmod and Vltor come to mind
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