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Posted: 5/24/2005 1:33:18 AM EDT
is there a way to silence the rattle in a carbine buffer?
Thing sounds like a spray paint can!

I removed the roll pin, but the snubber didn't want to budge.

Even if I can get it apart, is it a bad idea to stick something in there
to quiet it effectively?
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 1:36:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
is there a way to silence the rattle in a carbine buffer?
Thing sounds like a spray paint can!

I removed the roll pin, but the snubber didn't want to budge.

Even if I can get it apart, is it a bad idea to stick something in there
to quiet it effectively?



Replace it if it sounds defective. BTW they should rattle a little, the weights inside are designed to shift forward and backward.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 1:44:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 1:45:34 AM EDT by GhostRing]
Hmm...
I was wondering if the movement contributed to some sort of inertial dampening
or other neato scientifical purpose...

It just sucks - the rest of the rifle is pretty snug, so now I really hear this thing bangin' around!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 4:32:26 AM EDT
the weights inside are suppose to move which counters recoil



leave it alone
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:01:04 AM EDT
I put a fine film of TW25 on my springs prior to installation, this helps to eliminate that blasted "sprong" noise every time I pull the trigger.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:12:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Geezah:
I put a fine film of TW25 on my springs prior to installation, this helps to eliminate that blasted "sprong" noise every time I pull the trigger.



a little grease works also.
the sproing noise drives me nuts!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:14:24 AM EDT
I mostly don't even pay attention to it. I try to focus on marksmanship instead.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:15:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 5:17:32 AM EDT by mongo001]
The sproing and buffer rattle are the nature of the AR beast. If you plan on shooting this thing alot, you had better get used to it. Personally, I don't put anything on my springs. Generally, that creates a dust/dirt/grit trap that will show itself later on in life, if you shoot the rifle enough.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:17:51 AM EDT
I believe the movement of the buffer weights is used to stop bolt bounce.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:30:04 AM EDT
I cut a few 1/2" strips of Nomex cord, and threaded them over the spring (spreaded out, near the end...away from the buffer). Then Hot-Stuffed the ends to keep them from fraying. Each time I clean my weapon, I'll add a few drops of breakfree to the fabric.

Works like a charm. No sproing. Heat doesn't effect the Nomex,
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:40:56 AM EDT
Are you talking about the sproing when you shoot it? Or does it rattle all the time?

If it rattles loose when you shake the carbine then I'd be worried too. Mine is silent
when I shake it around.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 7:03:09 AM EDT
If you have a 6 pos. stock like I do you can put a heavier buffer in. I put a 9mm buffer in mine and I cant hear it at all.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:16:35 AM EDT
Grease the snot out of it. That will fix it. If you don't want to use grease just learn to love it.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:20:14 AM EDT
Shoot an AK.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:26:14 AM EDT
Thanks for the help guys!

The "sproing" I can live with - that only happens during firing...
(and it's not bad at all on mine)
I just wanted to see if I could quiet the "rattle" of the buffer itself.

It sounds like its transmitting though the bolt carrier and making the rifle
just a bit louder all around. Sounds like a "movie gun"!

But if it's specifically engineered to do so:

I think Mondo said it right...just deal!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 12:22:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 12:23:13 PM EDT by Russ4777]
Poppinsexz is absolutely correct. The rattling of parts inside the buffer unit is by design. The forward motion of these weights and washers dampens the tendancy of the bolt and carrier to bounce off the back of the barrel extension when the unit closes. Bolt bounce will cause misfires during operation at high rates of fire since the firing pin retracts with a small amount of bolt rotation.

Bottom line.......don't mess with the insides of the buffer unit.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 1:00:17 PM EDT
+1

Bottom line.......don't mess with the insides of the buffer unit.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 1:02:12 PM EDT
Just go buy a MagPul M93B stock.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 1:04:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pa-gunslinger:
If you have a 6 pos. stock like I do you can put a heavier buffer in. I put a 9mm buffer in mine and I cant hear it at all.



+1
Colt 9mm Buffers & Springs w/CMT Mil Spec 6 pos stocks
No More Sproing!
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