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Posted: 10/30/2009 2:40:47 PM EST
I just built my second AR, this is an Essential Arms Lower with a DPMS kit, 20" standard with fixed stock. The buffer sounds like there is something sliding back and forth inside. I don't remeber the other kit doing that. Is there something loose or broken in this buffer or is this normal. Its not the spring when being used. You can take the buffer out and tilt it back and forth and you hear something flopping back and forth inside. I'm wondering what that is and if it needs to be replace. I just put the rifle together and I guess the parts are under warranty.
Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 2:51:04 PM EST
That is the way it is supposed to be.
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 2:57:38 PM EST
Oh really, well what is it inside the buffer that makes that noise? It sounds like a weight in there.
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 3:08:45 PM EST
It sounds like a weight in there.
That's because...there is a weight in there. Depending on the specific buffer, it contains steel and/or tungsten weights.

Link Posted: 10/30/2009 8:28:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 8:56:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2009 8:59:25 PM EST by Gamma762]

Originally Posted By sova1746:
The buffer sounds like there is something sliding back and forth inside.

Yes, there are moving parts inside, that's why it's a "buffer" and not just a chunk of metal.
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 9:23:11 PM EST
It's broke-bad. Send it to me immediately.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:47:05 PM EST
OK well thanks for the info. The other two buffers I have don't make that noise, one is for a carbine and the other for a standard rifle. Theyre both DPMS so I was wondering why that particular one did, its quite noisy especially in the rifle.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 9:18:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:52:42 PM EST
Thanks for the advice the weights in the buffer were dry and after putting a light coating on them they did quiet down a lot.
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