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Noisy buffer springs

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by cciman, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. cciman

    cciman

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    What are some factors making some buffer assemblies quieter, smoother than others?
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    It's the spring,......no idea why some are noisier than others.
    I grease the lightly.......quiets them down quite a bit.
     


  3. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Lube! Put some lube on your gun- run it wet and you'll not have a noisy spring!:upeyes:
     
  4. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    Some receiver extensions (interior) are not finished as nicely as others, those will make more noise and the spring flexes against the inner surface.
     
  5. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Makes sense.
     
  6. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    The noise will go away as the rifle breaks in.
     
  7. cciman

    cciman

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    Tried some silicone grease, better (less twang) but still noisy compared to my other AR.

    Must be the tube interior, even though it feels smooth as far as my finger can reach. Guess I'll have to live with it.
     
  8. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Spring noise always seems louder if you are using earmuff-type ear protection while shooting ARs. Resting the side of the earmuff housing against the stock transmits the noise to the interior of the earmuff cavity much more clearly. Keeping the earmuff off the stock will help; some folks install a thin rubber or neoprene pad to reduce vibration transmission. If you use earplugs instead, spring noise is FAR less noticeable.
     
  9. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Concentrate on your target, not on the BOING.

    If you're doing it right you barely even hear the shot.
     
  10. CAcop

    CAcop

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    Must be why our 10 year old 6920s havent made sproing sounds after the first few years.

    Either that or I am going deaf.