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Posted: 1/26/2006 9:03:31 AM EDT
Building up a new M4 and now it comes time to decide on a buffer. Is there any benefit to going to a H2 or H3? Just a semi auto, so slowing the rate of fire is not an issue, just interested in reliability.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:01:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 10:08:44 AM EDT by redfisher]
The Colt M4 (the real one used by our ,military) uses the H buffer

Many here extol the virtues of H2, H3, or even 9mm buffers for more solid lock up, and claim them to be more reliable as a result of the additional mass/weight

I have had no problems with the H and plan to keep mine that way until I do have issues


Here are 12 pages of discussion on the heavy buffer subject

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:13:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 11:13:46 AM EDT by theshootersden]

Originally Posted By redfisher:
The Colt M4 (the real one used by our ,military) uses the H buffer

Many here extol the virtues of H2, H3, or even 9mm buffers for more solid lock up, and claim them to be more reliable as a result of the additional mass/weight

I have had no problems with the H and plan to keep mine that way until I do have issues


Here are 12 pages of discussion on the heavy buffer subject




Does our military still use the H buffers with the M4? The reason I'm asking is that I had read some where that they switched to the H2 buffer in the M4... I couldn't verify it as being fact and since this was brought up I figured I would ask...
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:39:08 AM EDT
I have a 16" carbine with an A2 stock and rifle buffer that works just fine. 9mm buffers are about the same weight as rifle buffers.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:44:33 PM EDT
My LE6920 came with a H2 at least I believe it is ---it has 2 on the carrier face of the buffer.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:54:45 PM EDT
All military M4A1 carbines carry an H buffer; H1, H2, H3 buffers are found on Colt AR15s; I strongly suggest, like others here, to install an H buffer. I used one on my AR Build; you can truly feel the difference and the H buffer will ensure proper lockup and cycling.
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