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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 3/21/2002 10:35:38 PM EST
OK, another question from a new AR owner; Do all AR's have a definitive spring sound/vibration in the stock as the bolt cycles or is there something wrong with mine. It is only heard/felt if you are the shooter, it's not loud or anything. It is a lightly used 20" HBAR Bushy with original stock. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 10:36:30 PM EST
Thats the buffer spring,,,, perfectly normal,, they all do it... tim
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 10:49:08 PM EST


Link Posted: 3/21/2002 10:51:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2002 11:34:41 PM EST by Luavul]
Thanks. I thought that is what it was. I just wanted to make for sure before I let some other AR wannabes/friends shoot it. Later, Luavul.
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 11:21:21 PM EST
Just take out your buffer and spring and take a little grease and lightly coat the first 1-1/2-2" of the inside of the buffer tube, then lightly coat the outside of the spring,and put back together, work the bolt a few times and enjoy. I did find that the moly grease you get at an auto parts shop seemed to work better and longer
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 3:39:52 AM EST
Never put grease on your buffer spring or in the buffer tube, unless you live in the tropics and you go real light on it.

Grease and cold weather = fail to eject/fail to feed problems. It slows the carrier down.

Just lightly oil the spring, and the inside of your buffer tube. That "SPROING!" sound you will get used to and know it as a part of your rifle.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 3:49:30 AM EST
I rely on it to know when there has been a malfunction or my pea shooter is empty.

Unless your rifle is a range queen or you never shoot it on cold days steer clear of the grease!

I'm not saying it's a bad idea. I'm saying that you should consider it first.

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