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Posted: 1/3/2012 8:38:47 PM EST
I just bought one and when I was assembling my lower I realized it rattled when it moved. I don't really remember any of my other buffers doing that, but I could be wrong. Any input from the pros?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 8:43:03 PM EST
buffers have 3 little weights in them. I think its perfectly fine for it to rattle a bit.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 8:43:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 8:47:31 PM EST by pun]
It means its been built right.The weights have rubber disics in between them and have to have a little movement with the direction the buffers going in its cycle.Depending on buffer weight standard,H,H2,H3 will have steel a mix of steel and tungsten or all tungsten steel weights.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:48:02 AM EST
if your other buffers were spikes tactical, where they are filled with tungsten powder, you wont hear them rattle.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 2:41:54 AM EST
I put an ear plug in mine. No more rattle.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:51:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 4:51:56 AM EST by Augee]
Originally Posted By pun:
It means its been built right.The weights have rubber disics in between them and have to have a little movement with the direction the buffers going in its cycle.Depending on buffer weight standard,H,H2,H3 will have steel a mix of steel and tungsten or all tungsten steel weights.


^ Correct answer.

Originally Posted By NavDoc:
I put an ear plug in mine. No more rattle.


^... Hoo-whut?

~Augee

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:57:56 AM EST
From what I understand, the movement of the weights is necessary to the function of the gun.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:02:22 AM EST
An earplug so theres no movement?why mess with the spec its not like you can hear the weights move when you shoot.The only thing ive ever heard is the "sproing in the spring"on a new rifle...is buffer weight rattle really an issue that needs to be fixed
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:38:46 AM EST
Rattle is normal. If it bothers you at all use a spikes st-t2 buffer as itt uses a powder. I use one in my carbine and love it
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:12:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:24:17 AM EST
The movement of the weights after the gun goes into battery prevents "bolt bounce" which can cause an out of battery discharge. Don't mess with it. Drop something solid like a ball bearing or stone on the ground. You'll see what mean.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:02:55 PM EST
We would tell recruits that the weights were batteries and their buffer could be used as an emergency flashlight. The cycling of the gun would charge the battery and the plastic tip was the light source. You can simulate the gun firing by shaking the buffer back and forth. You have to do it really hard to simulate the gun cycling and if you do it right the light glows. Nothing like watching 300 trainees shaking the crap out of a buffer with that look of determination saying that they are going to be the first one to get theirs glowing.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:41:54 PM EST
Thanks everyone, appreciate all your help!
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:13:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By baxsom:
We would tell recruits that the weights were batteries and their buffer could be used as an emergency flashlight. The cycling of the gun would charge the battery and the plastic tip was the light source. You can simulate the gun firing by shaking the buffer back and forth. You have to do it really hard to simulate the gun cycling and if you do it right the light glows. Nothing like watching 300 trainees shaking the crap out of a buffer with that look of determination saying that they are going to be the first one to get theirs glowing.




"Private - go get me some ACOG batteries!"

~Augee
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