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Posted: 7/5/2012 6:47:38 PM EDT
was lookin at purchasing a ST-T1 or ST-T2

here's my rifle.
Bushy lower
DD Upper
16" DD CHF barrel
Carbine gas system

Which one would you recommend?
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 6:54:51 PM EDT
All my .223/5.56 rifles have the standard (T1) buffer.  A couple are Spikes and the others are just generic.  I just put a Spikes T2 in a 300 BLK build and it seemed to tame the beast better than the T1.  There are some people out there that swear by the heavier buffer in the 5.56, but I don't notice a difference when I swap them around.
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 6:58:49 PM EDT
I ran a t1 in a set up very similar to the one you described. And it seemed to have trouble with steel cased ammo, not nessicarly the buffer. But just saying.
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 7:30:46 PM EDT
I run a ST-T2 in my 14.5" middy. It's like buttah....
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 7:36:54 PM EDT
I have no problems with my ST-T2s
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 8:01:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/5/2012 8:01:54 PM EDT by NeoGeo630_CA]
I run the ST-T2 in two BCM 14.5" middys and one Noveske 16" middy.  I've sworn by them ever since I used the very first one.  The ST-T2, middy gas system, and BattleComp setup is what I run on all 3 of my AR's, and in my opinion is one of the smoothest and softest setups you can run.
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 8:22:29 PM EDT
I run ST-2 buffers on two rifles and two AR pistols. No complaints or bolt bounce
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 8:29:42 PM EDT
I run the T2 in my 16" carbine length, recoil pulse went from relatively harsh to 22lr like, and quit tearing and bending rims.
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 10:51:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 11:18:30 PM EDT
I run a T2 in my Spike's 10.5" sbr. That rifle runs everything very well. I have about 2k through it with no malfunctions.
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 11:19:46 PM EDT
I run all st-t2 and they are great, no bolt bounce.
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 11:49:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By badazzar15:
There are at least 100k of them out there some where. :-)


Not knocking your product, but that could simply be the result of marketing/group mentality.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 1:50:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By badazzar15:
There are at least 100k of them out there some where. :-)


I'm using a dozen ST-T2 without issues, and I have 3 more waiting to go into current projects.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:08:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2012 4:08:59 AM EDT by srob7001]
2 in my household.....that being said.....


Spikes.....are you ever going to make a T3 or T4? I need heavier buffers!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 5:20:59 AM EDT
ST-T2 in my 14.5" Spikes middy. Works beautifully.

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Link Posted: 7/6/2012 6:56:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MikefromTX:
ST-T2 in my 14.5" Spikes middy. Works beautifully.

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Ditto. Ran about 1k of m193 thru it, tried tula for shits and giggles and eats it up.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 7:00:26 AM EDT
Awesome, thanks for the replies, looks like the ST-T2 will be here sometime Monday or Tuesday.

Like the Big Boss said, there wouldn't be thousands upon thousands of them out there if they sucked.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 7:14:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By srob7001:
2 in my household.....that being said.....


Spikes.....are you ever going to make a T3 or T4? I need heavier buffers!!!!!!


there is a ST-T3
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 7:21:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2012 7:24:35 AM EDT by srob7001]
Originally Posted By Medicfrost:
Originally Posted By srob7001:
2 in my household.....that being said.....


Spikes.....are you ever going to make a T3 or T4? I need heavier buffers!!!!!!


there is a ST-T3


Say whaatttt?

I've never seen those anywhere.....the search begins.

Edit: Found one....Spikes web site...duh!!!
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 8:19:56 AM EDT
I run a T2 with regular spring and a standard buffer with an extra power spring. I know the setups don't generally serve the same purpose but I am adding another T2 and ditching the reg. buffer/wolf spring. The T2 and regular spring really stand out.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 8:41:13 AM EDT
I have a few. One in a Dissy. Another in 14.5 LW. Another in a 6.8. All Spikes rifles. Have a couple more Spikes BCGs/ buffers in rifles I can't remember off top of my head. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 8:57:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By badazzar15:
There are at least 100k of them out there some where. :-)


I can account for one
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 10:44:18 AM EDT
I run a spikes t3 on my mid length , I put in about  600 rounds


http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/lower-parts-spikes-stt3-heavy-buffer-p-708.html

Cycles fine
Should I be worried?
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 12:58:53 PM EDT
I purchased one and a Tubbs CS Flatwire Action Spring for an over-gassed 16" carbine.  That sorted my issues on it.  Out of curiosity, I moved those two items to the 14.5" (w/ pinned Phantom) carbine I built.  It also works like a top.  The 16" wouldn't cycle Wolf with the ST-T2 and the stronger spring.  I don't know about the the latter carbine, I haven't tried anything less than domestic .223 in it and I'm not likely to do so going forward.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:15:55 PM EDT
Im running the st-t2 and spikes spring in my 14.5 middy, has been 100% on mil-surp ammo. cant comment on anything else as thats all ive shot. Also seems to cycle noticeably smoother when hand cycling compared to my other rifle with mil-spec buffer and spring. cant really comment on shooting becuase its the only set up ive ran on the 14.5 middy(wouldnt really be fair to compare it to the 16 inch carbine).
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