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Posted: 10/27/2003 3:08:32 PM EDT
I finaly got to go shooting with my Ar-15 Yay!!!

shot well, just tossing rounds down range out doors, not target shooting at all. Had some Mag issues, but those are mag problems not the guns problem.

While shooting I could hear the recoil spring in the stock, is that normal?

My AR-15 is a peban Colt Lower A2, with a Flat top A3 upper, 16" barrel.
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 3:09:50 PM EDT
Yep, thats normal, you'll learn to love it
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 3:30:27 PM EDT
You will find it useful. You can get a feel for when your mag is empty.
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 3:37:08 PM EDT
BOINNNGGGGG!!!!! Music to my ears!
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 3:38:27 PM EDT
it go twang, it go bang .
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 3:54:44 PM EDT
Absolutely normal. In Army Basic in 1970 they taught us how to listen with our ear and feel with our cheek for the difference between the double and the single sound made by the spring. If a double, you're ready to fire again; if a single, you're out of ammo.
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 10:15:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2003 5:48:05 PM EDT by _DR]
It wouldn't be the same without the Boiiing, but in case you do want to make it quieter I accidentally found a way. I built a new DCM rifle and ordered a RRA complete A2 stock for it. While assembling it I notice the spacer ( the one that goes on the end of the buffer tube on the inside of the stock) was black plastic, not blackened aluminum like on my Oly. The rifle didn't make the Boiing sound. Later on I switched spacers with my Olympic carbine, it no longer made the sound with the plastic spacer. I prefer the aluminum spacer and will probably order another and throw the plastic one away, but if you did want to get rid of the sound, that did it for me, comepletely by accident.
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 10:46:54 PM EDT
I never hear the "Boing" sound while shooting the Beowulf upper
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 11:48:44 PM EDT
BOINNNGGGGG!!!!!
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I thought it was [b]SPROINGGG!![/b] [:D] Think of it as Eugene Stoner's built in magazine change indicator. When you [i]don't[/i] hear it it's time to change the mag. It's sweet music to my ears...
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 12:37:41 AM EDT
Take your ear plugs out. I bet you won't hear it then [;)]
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 8:10:27 AM EDT
If it bothers you that much, G David Tub makes a recoil spring ,availible through Sinclair International, that doesn't make as much noise as a factory. I hated that sound too, so i installed one in my AR and it seemed to quiet the thing down quite a bit.
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 10:21:26 AM EDT
I kind of think it's cool. It feels like it's a gigantic slinky. It also kind of feels like the spring is launching the projectile. [:D] SPROINGGG!!!!
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 12:15:26 PM EDT
Yes, I believe the correct term is... SPROINGGG It makes the weapon unique. [headbang]
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 12:28:49 PM EDT
I love the sound of that spring. If I hear it I know I'm not at work.
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 1:44:17 PM EDT
A little grease on the coil keeps it from making any noise at all.. I actuall use a little vaseline on the spring....ever since then i have never heard the sproing sound at all
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 1:57:14 PM EDT
Doesn't Sinclair Int. sell a spring that is supposed to not go "SPROING"?? Like $20 I think.
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 2:37:38 PM EDT
That Tubbs spring (Sinclair Int) doesnt make it go completly away but you dont notice it as much. I just installed one on my RRA A2 lower and tested it out against the regular spring.
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 2:43:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chaos4570: I never hear the "Boing" sound while shooting the Beowulf upper
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[size=6]WHAT??? EAR WHA?[/size=6] Hearing Impaired OUT. Whaaaaa????
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 2:45:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By _DR: It wouldn't be the same without the Boiiing, but in case you do want to make it quieter I accidentally found a way. I built a new DCM rifle and ordered a RRA complete A2 stock for it. While assembling it I notice the spacer ( the one that goes on the end of the buffer tube on the inside of the stock) was black pastic, not blackened aluminum like on my Oly. The rifle didn't make the Boiing sound. Later on I switched spacers with my Olympic carbine, it no longer made the sound with the plastic spacer. I prefer the aluminum spacer and will probably order another and throw the plastic one away, but if you did want to get rid of the sound, that did it for me, comepletely by accident.
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-DR and that aluminum spacer was how much, compared to the Tubb's spring???
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 4:43:07 PM EDT
I can tell if I am outta ammo by the recoil not jolting forward. I can barley hear it with earplugs and ear muffs on. That and concentrating only on the target :D
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 5:31:29 PM EDT
I'm with Kamikazi on this one... I the recoil difference alerts me of a mag change even if my face isnt on the stock enough to hear the SPROING [:)]. The sproing also changes though. I just like knowing by the recoil.
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