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Posted: 3/13/2005 4:28:04 PM EST
Hi folks,

Shot my new old AR15 today and it went without a hitch - no jams, misfeeds, etc. of any kind. The 200 rounds of Winchester white-box was great ammo. I had never fired an AR before and it was a blast - literally. However, I am sure I could hear (through my ear protection) or feel the buffer spring inside the buttstock, well, springing with every shot. Is this normal? Thanks!

John
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:28:48 PM EST
It is one of the sweetest sounds on earth.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:32:40 PM EST
the "twang" means its working!!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:34:35 PM EST
You got SPROINGGGG.
SPROINGGGG is good !!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:37:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By mongo001:
It is one of the sweetest sounds on earth.



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Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:41:09 PM EST
My Carbon doesn't sprooiiinging. Not even with the tele stock, buffer and spring.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:44:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 5:58:28 PM EST by _DR]
The Dreaded SPROING Noise!

You best option would be to send your rifle to me immediately in order to avoid any complications that might develop from this noise.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:00:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By P806:

Originally Posted By mongo001:
It is one of the sweetest sounds on earth.



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Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:06:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rocky9_5:
My Carbon doesn't sprooiiinging. Not even with the tele stock, buffer and spring.




It's broken.

Send it to me and I'll dispose of it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:12:06 PM EST
Don't think of it as noise. Think of it as an empty magazine indicator. No sproing, no ammo.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:15:17 PM EST
Normal. A Tubbs silicon spring will lessen it some but its not going to dissappear. Don't grease the spring.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:16:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Don't think of it as noise. Think of it as an empty magazine indicator. No sproing, no ammo.



I love that feature of the AR. Sure beats having to count rounds in the G-3.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:32:55 PM EST
working properly indicator
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:29:26 PM EST
its when you dont hear it, then there is something wrong
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:50:51 PM EST
C L P
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:28:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:46:05 AM EST
I appreciate the replies! I'm glad the noise is normal and I think I'll keep the rifle. It's the only modern rifle I own but I anticipate that it won't be my last. My next "newest" rifle dates to 1920 and then to the rest from 1910s to 1870s. Who would of thunk that I would finally join the 21st century?

By the way this is a GREAT website and you folks are the best!

John
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:06:24 AM EST
I put a very small amount of Tetra Grease on my buffer spring. It makes no noise and the gratting sound is gone when charging. No negative effect on reliability.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:29:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Don't think of it as noise. Think of it as an empty magazine indicator. No sproing, no ammo.



beat me to it that's the first thing i noticed once i got used to the sproing - the fact that it's not there if the bolt gets held open.

DAMN i love these rifles still like my ol' AK, too, but it's seeing less "truck time"
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:35:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Don't think of it as noise. Think of it as an empty magazine indicator. No sproing, no ammo.


Exactly!

The sproing is Eugene Stoner's built in mag change indicator. It will soon become music to your ears The sound through a pair of Peltor Comtacs is a little funky, but I wouldn't change a thing!
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:53:14 AM EST
Guys, I have heard this on a lot of ARs as well, but I have a carbine with a collapsible stock and a 20" A2 with a standard stock and buffer and neither makes the sproing noise, ever. They are both Bushys and both vunction 100%, so go figure. I hope there is nothing wrong with them, I do not grease the spring, i only use BF CLP on the spring and buffer.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 11:04:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By JSIG:
Guys, I have heard this on a lot of ARs as well, but I have a carbine with a collapsible stock and a 20" A2 with a standard stock and buffer and neither makes the sproing noise, ever. They are both Bushys and both vunction 100%, so go figure. I hope there is nothing wrong with them, I do not grease the spring, i only use BF CLP on the spring and buffer.



Some do some don't.

It's all good.

Don't worry, be happy.

Or worry about something that matters, like what your next AR is going to be.
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