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Posted: 2/26/2007 7:02:41 AM EST
When firing my buddy's Oly AR15 you can distinctly hear the sound of a spring moving. Is there a way to address that? It seems to function fine so it's not a big deal but it would be nice if you didn't have to hear that every time you fired the weapon. Obviously not a big deal but hey we're a picky lot.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:11:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 7:12:49 AM EST by Gloftoe]
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:11:36 AM EST
a little grease will soften the noise.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:16:44 AM EST
If you don't like the "sproing" don't shoot it!!!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:30:47 AM EST
If it's a new rifle, the sproing noise should diminish some over a few hundred rounds.

Learn to embrace it! Love the sproing, and it will love you too.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:58:34 AM EST
It's normal

gives the weapon character
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:02:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Riptide_NVN:
but hey we're a picky lot.

You're a picky lot, but you chose to buy an OLYMPIC ARMS rifle?

That's rich!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:41:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 8:45:55 AM EST by FN1889M]
New build - first build lessons.

I followed someone's internet instructions linked to this site, and liberally slobbered grease all over my buffer and spring. My rifle short-stroked on its first shoot - failed to lock back and even failed to feed a couple times. My smart adviser said the heavy grease was the cause.

I stripped the spring and buffer of all but a light coating of grease, and a) everything worked smother, without problems, and b) it still ran silent.

It runs 100% smother with only a light coat of grease. I think the obvious conclusion is valid - a little grease goes a long way.

I am used to shooting .30-06 and .308, in Garands and an M14 clone. The .223 does not have the same amount of recoil. It involves a change of mind-set. Little parts, little bullets, and aluminum receivers - who wudda guessed?

I really think a little lube on all moving metal-to-metal parts is good. But not too much.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:42:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:48:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 8:52:52 AM EST by FN1889M]
Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Originally Posted By FN1889M:
I really think lube on moving metal-to-metal parts is good. But not too much.

It is a good idea. Just not on your buffer spring or inside your receiver extension. I hear you, and don't want to argue the point - but has anyone personally experienced a bad result from using a little grease on the spring and buffer? It is pretty standard to grease enclosed springs on firearms for long-term rust prevention and friction reduction. It feels right.
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