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Posted: 5/20/2003 10:27:50 AM EDT
Does the flat metal end of the Buffer Assembly make contact (move away and then slam back into)the "buffer retainer" each time a round is fired?

Thanks!

Scott
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 12:09:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2003 12:14:41 PM EDT by Gunslinger808]
Damn, finally an easy one! YES. [:D] Edited to add: I couldn't be that harsh to ya. Actually, a lot of the forward momentum of the buffer is lost by the bolt taking up the next round and chambering it. Also the mass of the bolt accounts for quite a bit of slowing the buffer during the recoil/battery lock up.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 12:31:56 PM EDT
I thought that the bolt carrier pushed the buffer off of the retaining pin when the upper is assembled onto the lower. This way the only time the retaining pin is doing anything is when the upper and lower are disassembled. If that weren't the case, I'm not sure how your bolt would consistently get pushed back into position.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 12:50:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Koke: I thought that the bolt carrier pushed the buffer off of the retaining pin when the upper is assembled onto the lower. This way the only time the retaining pin is doing anything is when the upper and lower are disassembled. If that weren't the case, I'm not sure how your bolt would consistently get pushed back into position.
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[b]Koke[/b] is correct - In a properly made/fit gun the Bolt carrier will push the buffer back ever so slightly so that there is a constant pressure on the back of the bolt carrier. If this were not so a "ring" would soon be hammered into the face of the soft Aluminum buffer by the bolt carrier.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 1:01:05 PM EDT
I stand corrected.[hail2]
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