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Posted: 9/2/2004 2:18:00 PM EST
I just shot my RRA 16" carbine for the first time, and I noticed an odd vibration that seems to go thru the gun when fired. I can best describe it as like when you kick a spring-type doorstop. Is this common?

-J
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:21:25 PM EST
very common, you will grow to love it its the buffer spring; after a while you wont even notice it
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:29:21 PM EST
sproing....the sound of a happy AR!!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:33:01 PM EST
Lube up the buffer and spring with a little Tetra grease or another type of light grease and it will help quiet down the "springy" noise a little.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:41:43 PM EST
Your first AR?

Most of the M16s I have shot and quite a few or the ARs as well make the Sproing noise. It is normal. Don't do anything. If you lube the buffer up too much it will attract grit, which can cause faster wear. After a while you will not even notice it.

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 3:11:15 PM EST
Thats the sound of freedom ringing.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:59:58 PM EST
I noticed the same thing last week while out shooting my RRA.... Got used to it, and dont notice anymore, till I read this Thread....You grow to enjoy it...
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:30:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:33:12 PM EST by DOHC_Holiday]

Originally Posted By _DR:
Your first AR?



My first privately-owned AR, but I don't remember the M-16A2 I carried in the Army doing this.

-J
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:11:37 PM EST
She likes it when you pull the trigger.

She's just telling you that.


MadMan
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:19:34 PM EST
It's not just an RRA thing. Any AR type rifle with a standard type spring and buffer will "sproing".
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:21:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By 223semiauto:
Thats the sound of freedom ringing.



Classic line!!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:10:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 5:11:15 AM EST by Mudruck]
Yup, just like the 8th round 'Paaating!' from a Garand, the 'Sprooooing!' of the AR makes me very, very, happy!

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:16:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 5:18:22 AM EST by KClapp]

Originally Posted By DOHC_Holiday:

Originally Posted By _DR:
Your first AR?



My first privately-owned AR, but I don't remember the M-16A2 I carried in the Army doing this.

-J



What kind of buttstock do you have? While I did notice the spoing in the M16A1 and M16A2's that I've fired, it was not as pronounced as the sproing in my M4 buttstock on my RRA carbine. Primarily because there is no foam insulation around the buffer tube to quite the noise.

Not to mention that when you were firing your issue M16A2 I'm sure you were concentrating on the range NCOIC, target acquistion, and all the firing going on around you.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:48:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 8:49:35 AM EST by wittzo]
Don't you mean "good vibrations?"
BROINK! If only I could capture that sound as a wav file. "You've got mail, BROINK!"

I'm blaming the sinus medication or the terretts for my recent behavior..
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:34:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 9:34:59 AM EST by USMC2111]
That "sproing" sound is a built in empty mag auditory notification. If you fire a round, and just feel the recoil with no "sproing", it's time to reload.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:01:39 PM EST

What kind of buttstock do you have? While I did notice the spoing in the M16A1 and M16A2's that I've fired, it was not as pronounced as the sproing in my M4 buttstock on my RRA carbine. Primarily because there is no foam insulation around the buffer tube to quite the noise.


It's just a regular AR-15 stock. I have a CAR telescoping stock waiting to go on after the AWB. I wonder if that'll make it louder.-J
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:05:23 PM EST
I remember the first time I shot an M16A2 in Boot Camp... After hearing that noise I thought it was going to fall apart on me... Now I dont even notice it.
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