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POLICESTATE
03-06-2012, 10:01 AM
Is there a way to dampen the buffer spring noise when firing an AR? Or pretty much that's the way it is?

RAMCHARGER
03-06-2012, 10:08 AM
after a few years and a couple thousand rounds... you dont notice it anymore :)

Flayer66
03-06-2012, 10:12 AM
What kind of stock are you using? I think that can have an effect on the spring noise - i hear a more pronounced buffer spring noise with my AR pistol without a stock, compared to using a magpul UBR on my regular AR rifle, despite using 2 sets of the same buffer spring kits from vltor.

HK35
03-06-2012, 10:13 AM
Is there a way to dampen the buffer spring noise when firing an AR? Or pretty much that's the way it is?

Yes, get one of these: Silent Captured Spring (http://www.jprifles.com/1.4.7.2_os.php).

As for me, I don't mind the sproing as it tells me when I need to check the chamber and reload.

Sturnovik
03-06-2012, 10:13 AM
Mine got quieter....only after a few hundred rounds though.

POLICESTATE
03-06-2012, 10:14 AM
Yeah that's what I was figuring, I'm close to 1000 rounds through mine and even though I notice it's not distracting. My friend has put more than a few hundred rounds through his and considers it more obtrusive. Maybe using those fancy active ear protection things he's got amplifies the spring sound after the gunshot dissipates or something. :rolleyes:

POLICESTATE
03-06-2012, 10:16 AM
What kind of stock are you using? I think that can have an effect on the spring noise - i hear a more pronounced buffer spring noise with my AR pistol without a stock, compared to using a magpul UBR on my regular AR rifle, despite using 2 sets of the same buffer spring kits from vltor.

Both are rifles. On mine it's a RRA stock. My friend uses a Magpul CTR. I fired his a few times and I don't think it was any different from mine.

I'm not sure about his buffer, I use a heavy buffer.

Bhobbs
03-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Fire a Mosin Nagant and then your AR15. You won't be able to hear the buffer spring anymore.

Arkangel
03-06-2012, 10:46 AM
I don't even notice it anymore, I don't know if it's because I grew accustomed to it or I'm going deaf... :shrug:

OldShooter32
03-06-2012, 11:03 AM
I don't even notice it anymore, I don't know if it's because I grew accustomed to it or I'm going deaf... :shrug:


I'd suspect the latter...

deviljon
03-06-2012, 11:04 AM
I found it annoying even though it's perfectly normal. Used some wheel bearing grease along the spring and buffer and it doesn't make a sound at all. I also applied some by the bcg and charging handle and it feels super slick now. The only downside is that it may get dirty quicker, which I definitely don't mind.

Hunter47
03-06-2012, 11:30 AM
I found it annoying even though it's perfectly normal. Used some wheel bearing grease along the spring and buffer and it doesn't make a sound at all. I also applied some by the bcg and charging handle and it feels super slick now. The only downside is that it may get dirty quicker, which I definitely don't mind.

The grease works. I have used Lithium white grease. Just be careful not to use too much or you can have feeding and locking problems.

MrPlink
03-06-2012, 12:54 PM
I don't even notice it anymore, I don't know if it's because I grew accustomed to it or I'm going deaf... :shrug:

think its both for me...

I never really cared either.

The War Wagon
03-06-2012, 1:25 PM
Shoot LOUDER ammo. :rolleyes:

HK35
03-06-2012, 1:27 PM
...you can have feeding and locking problems. I don't recommend using grease for this very reason. The grease will gunk up and cause short stroking.

ZombieTactics
03-06-2012, 1:32 PM
The grease works. I have used Lithium white grease. Just be careful not to use too much or you can have feeding and locking problems.
Many very experienced armorers recommend using varying degrees of grease. Many very experienced armorers recommend not using any grease at all. Seems to be a pure YMMV matter of opinion.

TNP'R
03-06-2012, 1:34 PM
I don't notice it either.

scidx
03-06-2012, 3:28 PM
Fire without hearing protection...

open3gunner
03-06-2012, 9:26 PM
i had that springy sound at the butt stock. all you have to do is apply a very light coat of grease in the buffer tube , you will notice the sound will disappear & the buffer will run smoother

duggan
03-06-2012, 9:38 PM
Oh noes my gun is noisy. Lol

triggs75
03-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Spray some CDC heavy duty silicone spray on it and it will go away.

Chad

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-06-2012, 10:44 PM
My upper came with this Spikes ST-T2 (http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/lower-parts-spikes-stt2-heavy-buffer-p-201.html), and I do not hear the spring sound at all. I shot one of my friends AR-15's with a stock buffer and the spring sound was really noticeable compared to mine. I'm not sure if it's just the buffer.

Arnelcheeze
03-06-2012, 11:12 PM
i originally installed a Spikes ST-2 buffer to see if it would change the recoil impulse on my piston AR, it didnt really do much, but it did get rid of the sproing!

Omega13device
03-07-2012, 4:06 AM
The sproing is normal. Learn to love the sproing. If it ain't broke...

Brass marks on the brass deflector are also normal (that's usually the next question people ask).