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Posted: 1/10/2006 2:37:50 PM EDT
Whenever I go shooting with my ar I become very annoyed at the sound/feel of the spring and buffer bouncing around inside. Usually i'm ready to go home after 100 rounds just due to the vibration transfering through my jaw to my ears making it sound like a big annoying slinky. I have the new Magpul PRS and standard rifle spring and buffer. I need some advice, what would be a better buffer or spring to reduce the bouncing.

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:42:13 PM EDT
I don think any buffer will stop the sound,i cant believe you dont like it i shot 250 rounds this morning and it was a blast.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:44:52 PM EDT
Maybe cote the spring in rubber, hardware stores sells it for coting tool handles.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:50:17 PM EDT
I had my ar set-up with the m-93 before with carbine spring and h buffer and it wasn't this bad.
I mean it's really bad..

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:59:32 PM EDT
Take the ear plugs out next time. I'll bet you won't hear it then. Hee Hee.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:04:56 PM EDT
You could try to put a 1" piece of shrink tube around the middle of the spring. Shrink it just enough so it holds its self in place. I've never heard of doing this on an AR but I know it helps take the twang out of air guns.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:31:01 PM EDT
Just put some grease on the spring and little in tube. IT won't rattle any more.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:37:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CKing:
Just put some grease on the spring and little in tube. IT won't rattle any more.


Works like a charm
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:51:21 PM EDT
will do
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:19:54 PM EDT
Grease attracts dirt worse than CLP and dont rubber coat it it would eventualy crack and peel from being compressed.After a while the noise goes away when the spring breaks in.Leave it alone and just shoot it.Theses are cures looking for problems.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:48:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 6:49:28 PM EDT by gmtmaster]
They are supposed to make that sound.

You colud always buy a different kind of rifle.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:17:16 PM EDT
try checking this out. It might be what you are looking for. its kinda expensive though
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:20:23 AM EDT
But can i use the Enidine in a rifle configuration?? (In the bottom of the link it says something about carbines)
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:48:23 AM EDT

I installed this buffer. Seems to work well.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:26:25 AM EDT
While I can't speak for how the spring feels for you, I can say that the sound is normal. Trying to get rid of the "sproing" sound is a waste of money IMHO. You'd be better served by spending the money on something that will actually enhance your performance when shooting the rifle.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:32:03 AM EDT
Clearly the AR15 is not right for you. Head over to the AK forums and never look back.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:42:04 AM EDT
One finger full of no. 2 grease will shut that spring up. coatr the spring and id opf buffer tube with the grease. if you put to much on do not worry excess gets coatted on the carrier that you just wipe off after firing. Evently this stops and your spring is still quiet.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:25:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 7:08:42 AM EDT by Bangz]
I hate the sproiiing noise!
Use a Wolff X-tra power spring ($14.99) with the regular rifle buffer (if it is a rifle stock).
If a CAR, use an Wolff X-tra power CAR spring and a regular CAR buffer.
If it is still unacceptable, change the buffer to a 9mm buffer ($25).
Your AR will be a pleasure to shoot. Mine ARe.
No sproiiiing noise and it cycles sooooo smoooothly. Reduces recoil impulse. Eliminates the vibration. Easy follow up shots.

ACTION SPRING- extra power. Improves reliability and functioning.
Stock No. 16500 - AR-15, M-16 and Sporter.....$ 14.99 ea
Stock No. 16501 - CAR 15, M4 and 9mm SMG.........$ 14.99 ea

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:33:56 PM EDT
Thanks alot BANGZ the springs are on order..

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:41:13 PM EDT
Try an Enidine or a 9mm buffer. Either will cure your problems...

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:52:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
Clearly the AR15 is not right for you. Head over to the AK forums and never look back.

Yeah sure thing "HOKIE"
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:18:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 223haiku:

Originally Posted By Hokie:
Clearly the AR15 is not right for you. Head over to the AK forums and never look back.

Yeah sure thing "HOKIE"

The reason Hokie made his post is because the "sproing/spring noise" issue comes up on a regular basis. For folks that have been here for years and/or visit the site on a regular basis, some topics, like this one can become a bit tiresome. That's all.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:09:52 PM EDT
Thanks MattB and i totally understand, but there are more tactful ways of expressing yourself.

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