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Old 01-01-2013, 2:50 PM
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Default ATI Buffer Tube Assembly

When I picked up my Mega lower from Turner's while they still had them for $109, I also bought an ATI buffer. I now have heard that these are not exactly the best buffer tubes out there. Anyone had any bad experiences with these?
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Old 01-01-2013, 4:02 PM
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I purchased one and had nothing but problems. My Bcg would get stuck inside the buffer tube when racking. After a while it smoothed out but that wasnt the end of my problems. The a** end of the buffertube split after only 200 rounds. I went with the spikes tactical buffer tube kit. It comes with a really nice numbered buffer tube, a stainless mil spec buffer spring and the ST-T2 heavy buffer. I couldn't be any happier plus it only cost me like $25 more than the garbage ATI.
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Old 01-01-2013, 4:13 PM
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I think I read in another thread about your problems with the ATI tube. I remembered that and just ordered a mil-spec buffer tube assy from Mount Pleasant Arms. Hoping the quality is better there. I could not find any buffer tubes other than pistol size on the Spike's web site. Someone else here on Calguns recommended MPA.
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Old 01-01-2013, 5:35 PM
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I too had some issues with my newly acquired ATI mil spec buffer tube as the threads at the closest end to the stock (Magpul Moe) are so pronounced that I can not lock stock into position #1 which is fully closed without them binding. Oh well...
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:03 AM
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AAAARGH. I just received the buffer tube from Mount Pleasant Arms. It's an ATI buffer tube!
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:07 AM
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just because it says mil spec doesn't really mean it's "mil spec"

get a bravo company buffer tube and you shouldn't have any problems it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:37 AM
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AAAARGH. I just received the buffer tube from Mount Pleasant Arms. It's an ATI buffer tube!

How can you tell it's an ATI? Are they marked?
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