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Posted: 9/7/2005 8:55:08 AM EDT
I ordered four Colt 9mm buffers and and now having second thoughts. I shoot mostly American Eagle 55 gr. and Hornady T.A.P. 55 gr. at 2980 fps. Will the heavier buffer cause malfunctions with lower powered ammo?

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:05:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:48:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 9:50:04 AM EDT by Yojimbo]
My tungsten buffer which, IIRC, weighs the same as the 9mm buffer works 100% with Wolf poly.

Wolf is underpowered ammo and if it work with that it work with other SAAMI spec .223 ammo.

As always YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:50:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 9:50:37 AM EDT by CAR-AR-M16]
I have shot American Eagle 55 gr with my 9mm Buffer installed without a problem.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:55:15 AM EDT

The only time I've ever had trouble using the H3/9mm weighted buffers and Wolf ammo is when I'm also running Colt M16 carriers and PRI Fat Boy gas tubes, and even then, it's only an occasional issue... If I swap out either the carrier or the gas tube the H3/9mm buffers function 100% with Wolf and Federal AE...

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:56:07 AM EDT
I ran one in a carbine with Wolf ammo and it worked fine. Not a ton of rounds, but enough to say it's probably good to go.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:06:52 AM EDT
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the responses. I feel much better now!
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:54:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RJK:
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the responses. I feel much better now!

Feel even better....

I have shot TONS of wolf ammo thru my 16" bushy AR, and it was perfectly reliable. I even didn't clean for 4,000 rounds of wolf, and I still didn't have any problems.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:27:13 PM EDT
I have a little over 1,000rds (I think...I can't remember for sh*t) through my 16" M4gery with a 9mm buffer and it runs really well.

All I shoot is Wolf, so if it didn't work, I would have stopped using it by now

I just put a 9mm buffer in my mid-length build too. It's a dream to shoot with that buffer.

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