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Posted: 1/1/2007 1:43:48 AM EDT
Sorry if this is a silly boob question, but I keep going back and forth in my mind on this one.

Is the type of buffer spring and the weigth of the buffer tied only to the length of the stock?  IE carbine spring and buffer for adjustable stocks and rifle spring and buffer for full-size stocks?

Or, is the type of gas system a factor as well?

If the latter, what setup would I use for a mid-length gas system with an adjustable stock?

TIA for all answers/thoughts/comments.

Link Posted: 1/1/2007 7:36:46 AM EDT
The buffer spring is tied to the stock length -- carbine or rifle.  The weight of the buffer shouldn't matter, but some report better cycle rate with a heavier buffer in carbines/M4-length.  

I run a CMT carbine stock w/H-buffer and M16 carrier in my mid-length Sabre upper and have never had as much as a hiccup.  I have no doubt that a rifle buffer would run the same, although I haven't done it yet.  I'm waiting on an A1 sling swivel screw so I can try it on my new lower w/A1 stock!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 7:56:02 AM EDT
On my 14.5" mid-length I run the VLTOR stock with the carbine spring and the H3 buffer.  That is a winning combination for me.
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