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Posted: 6/2/2003 6:57:33 PM EDT
I remember when I first started shooting ARs how I'd be startled by the buffer spring after each shot. These days, years later, I can't even recall the last time I noticed it. But every newby who shoots an AR for the first time with me always comments about the spring signature.

So how about you? Do you still hear the buffer spring or has it faded from your consciousness as well?
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 6:59:11 PM EDT
What noise are you talking about? [:D]
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:01:33 PM EDT
Stop noticing it? That's my favorite part! [:P] After the first 10-20 rounds through my new M4 I didn't even think about it anymore- I was focusing on putting all the rounds in the center of the target. Why, do you still notice it?
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:03:57 PM EDT
I quit noticing it once I put some Tetra grease on the buffer spring.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:05:47 PM EDT
I quit noticing it when I replaced the spring with an Oly. Pneumatic buffer! [:D]
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:06:49 PM EDT
To be honest, after my first time out, all I could think was..... "Where was the SPRONGGGG? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering SPRONGGGG!" Never much noticed it at all.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:24:41 PM EDT
I love the spronggg. After a 30 round mag I have an ear to ear grin.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:38:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Max_Power: I love the spronggg. After a 30 round mag I have an ear to ear grin.
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For some reason, the only only time I notice it is after the last round out of a mag. And yea, I kinda like it! [^]
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:40:06 PM EDT
Ya mean thar's a sproingggg in there?
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:57:30 PM EDT
The SPRRROING was never a big deal when I was shooting with GI plugs but the sound the spring makes when cycling the action still drives me nuts but the grease is messy so I'll just deal with it.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:05:42 AM EDT
I have never noticed it since I first started shooting mine. Might be because I have a Muzzle Brake, and that sucker is LOUD.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 5:11:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2003 5:24:09 AM EDT by moredes15]
I noticed it immediately because it's at the perfect frequency to buzz in my ears and jaw, and I find it annoying, but I put up with it. It feels like I've got a tuning fork for an ear plug. Hours after shooting, it still bothers me. Is there a cure for it? (Aside from a judicious prescription of Scotch;)). bvmjethead, Were you serious about the pneumatic buffer? I went to the OlyArms site, but one of their links is broken. There's a listing for a AC4 Pnuematic Buffer for $129. Is that it?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 7:31:28 AM EDT
I didn't think the grease was so messy. It pretty much stays in my buffer tube.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 7:37:45 AM EDT
Well when I tried it I probably put ot much on, because mine was getting on the carrier when it went back into the buffer tube. It was a mess, but then again I probably just put too much on.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:46:37 PM EDT
it only bothered me when i wore the big hearing proetection. when i started using the foam ones it stopped bugging me.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:07:53 PM EDT
I LOVE that sound! Sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, SP...!!!!! (Bolt locks back) WHAM! I know when to reload!
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:25:45 PM EDT
The only thing better than AR SPROING is it combined with spent brass hitting concrete [:D]
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 12:42:59 PM EDT
'Hate the sound.. It makes the rifle sound cheap.. I lubed up my springs, then dried 'em and it's gone... Now it sounds alot better.. All you people can't honestly tell me that when the bolt is locked back and you hit the release that you like the noisy "sprong" compared to a "clink"...
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 2:31:00 PM EDT
Thanks a bunch guys. Until this thread I hadn't noticed it at all. Now it sounds like a Daisy airgun. Thanks a bunch)-:
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 3:01:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2003 3:02:03 PM EDT by armatt15]
You stop hearing it after exactly 3278 rds. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 3:24:57 PM EDT
I'm going to listen for it. I have high frequency hearing loss, I might not be able to hear it. I think the loss was caused by screaming women.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 4:02:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: The only thing better than AR SPROING is it combined with spent brass hitting concrete [:D]
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Accually, the only thing better then AR SPROING is M1 Garand PING
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 4:22:50 PM EDT
I have carbines, and they dont really make a sproing. Ocaisonally I will notice it with a rifle length buffer.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 4:25:01 PM EDT
Fire from the hip only. Then you don't notice it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 5:14:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: The only thing better than AR SPROING is it combined with spent brass hitting concrete [:D]
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Accually, the only thing better then AR SPROING is M1 Garand PING
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You beat me to it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 5:25:23 PM EDT
Of my three AR's, only one has a noticeable buffer spring noise. The other two are essentially silent in that respect. You do stop noticing the noise after you've gone through about fifty rounds or so. CJ
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 5:30:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hard-case: To be honest, after my first time out, all I could think was..... "Where was the SPRONGGGG? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering SPRONGGGG!"
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Were you using Illudium Q36 bullets?
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 7:34:54 PM EDT
Slightly off topic but in the general vicinity: I just completed my first lower build. The buffer rattles noticably when tilted back and forth, an internal part shifting. Is this normal? Its no big deal, but I would prefer it to remain silent (and yeah, I know, "then don't tilt your rifle/buffer numbnuts"). [slap] Dogma
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 7:50:55 PM EDT
Right after I greased the spring. Hoppy
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 9:00:28 PM EDT
I just took mine out all together. Haven't heard it since. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 4:01:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/6/2003 4:01:46 AM EDT by MrPink]
When I shoot my M16 shorty full auto. With all that muzzle blast and flash at 8-900RPM, who notices the SPRONGGGGG?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:56:51 PM EDT
I noticed the same thing,with my first AR.It was an Oly.My latest baby is a Colt match target.Havn't heard a thing with this one.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 1:02:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DevL: I quit noticing it once I put some Tetra grease on the buffer spring.
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Dito
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 1:11:24 PM EDT
"I like it alot".... Loyd Christmas Dumb and Dumber
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