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Posted: 10/14/2002 10:54:36 PM EDT
I noticed my buffer is solid plastic. The M16's I shot in the Army had metal buffers with a rubber piece on the end. Is the plastic buffer a better/newer version or just a cheap part used to cut manufacturing costs? Would it be worth replacing the plastic buffer with the metal one?

Link Posted: 10/15/2002 9:50:41 PM EDT
You hit on it: saving money on mfg costs.

I wouldn't sweat it unless you're getting some major wear marks from the b/c hitting it.

What brand is your AR?
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 9:10:41 AM EDT
It's a Colt. There are few dings in the plastic face. Nothing major yet.
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