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04-17-2009, 1:52 PM
I notice that some people are running H or H2 buffers in their 14.5-16" rifles as opposed to regular carbine buffers. How does this change the feel or reliability?

04-17-2009, 2:03 PM
Try this: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=94772&highlight=buffer

04-17-2009, 2:07 PM
For use in a mid-length build, standard carbine, or H, or H2?

04-17-2009, 6:44 PM
generally heavier is better. but if you go to heavy it can effect reliability. I have a colt steel 9mm buffer (5.2oz) that I use in my carbine's. I tried it briefly in my brothers midlength and it worked fine. makes it shoot like a 22 almost.

You can get buffers in any weight from 2.9oz all the way out to 5.4 or more.
Spikes makes a really nice buffer with powdered tungsten in it thats supposed to be really smooth shooting. It will probably be my next buffer. I believe its around 4.8oz

04-17-2009, 7:41 PM
I'm planning to use an RRA entry buttstock, its a lot smaller than an A1 stock and I think it comes with carbine size buffer/spring. I'm also gonna be using this to a 16" middy. So if I want to have a smoother or lighter recoil, should I change the buffer and spring or just the buffer? what kind of buffer should I get?

04-17-2009, 8:25 PM
After further reading, the consensus seems to be carbine buffer w/mid-length upper, and H, H2 with carbine upper (because of the higher gas pressures).

04-17-2009, 8:35 PM
From what I've read, rifle type buffer/spring like those on the A1/2 stocks will have a smooth recoil on 16" middy, carbine type stocks will work fine as well, but what I'm curious is if I use a carbine type stock (buffer/spring) will it be smoother or less recoil if I change the buffer to something heavier?

04-17-2009, 8:40 PM