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Posted: 9/9/2010 9:01:57 PM EDT
Hey everyone I just recently purchased a smith & wessom M&P 15 and i noticed when I shoot it that the collapsible stock is really noisy. It sounds like the spring is bouncing around and I was wondering is this normal for collapsible stocks, and if so are there some better ones that are more durable and less noisy?

Thanks, Pat
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:09:54 PM EDT
Not unheard of. Mine doesnt make noise but my dad's A2 does.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:23:06 PM EDT
yup, normal. I like it cause it lets me know when i'm out(or jams which hasnt happened yet). The last shot doesnt have the *SPRONG* to it.

Changing stocks wont help much. I've found that soaking the spring in motor oil (my lube of choice) reduces it to where its noticable, but not annoying. If its dry, it will be really loud.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:32:11 PM EDT
I suggest leaving it dry. Deadening the perfectly normal sound of the weapon is no reason to allow gunk to accumulate in the receiver extention.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:58:07 PM EDT
Yep Normal! A lite film of lube in the tube is fine. As for getting it all GUNKed up. 85 to 75% of the shooter here will not even bring their rifle close to the shit I have put an M-16 or M-4 threw or into those environments.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:04:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 10:06:54 PM EDT by jasonfin1128]
yep! normal! Especially for a new spring.

ETA: As the weapon cycles, the bolt carrier group is shot back with a decent amount of force against the buffer. Really, it is proof the spring and buffer are doing its job.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:51:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 10:51:26 PM EDT by ghoster808]
Actually I kinda like that sound means your AR is running purrrfect
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:09:16 AM EDT
Hey thanks guy's this is my first ar so I was not sure if this was a normal thing or not. Now I feel much better knowing there is nothing wrong, thanks for the help and I love this site!

Pat
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:35:05 AM EDT
Embrace the "sproing", it's the sound of freedom.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 10:37:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 10:38:04 AM EDT by WindRiver78]
Originally Posted By Captains1911:
Embrace the "sproing", it's the sound of freedom.


So what does freedom smell like? Hoppes #9?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:20:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WindRiver78:
Originally Posted By Captains1911:
Embrace the "sproing", it's the sound of freedom.


So what does freedom smell like? Hoppes #9?


Both excellent quotes.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:29:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Captains1911:
Embrace the "sproing", it's the sound of freedom.


Well said...

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:28:00 PM EDT
You will notice that on the last round in a mag, the 'sproing' is not as loud because the bolt carrier is locked back. It's an audible 'alarm' if you will that the mag is empty. Get the radio earmuffs and turn up some rock when you shoot and you won't even notice the 'sproing'.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:17:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WindRiver78:
Originally Posted By Captains1911:
Embrace the "sproing", it's the sound of freedom.


So what does freedom smell like? Hoppes #9?


That's a great quote
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