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Old 08-15-2019, 10:26 AM
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Default Mil-Spec vs. Commercial Buffer Tubes Explained (with Measurements)

“Isn’t mil-spec better than commercial? I want what the military uses!” That’s a question and a statement often made by so many black rifle builders and shooters. This quick lil’ guide explains the similarities and differences between mil-spec and commercial AR-15 buffer tubes.

This complete guide explains the differences between mil-spec and commercial buffer tubes.

It explains the differences between tube diamaters, threads, buttstock compatibility, and receiver compatibility.

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Old 09-15-2019, 3:32 AM
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I have been looking for a few years, for the thread on commercial vs milspec tubes, that had Diesel power and aar15 barrels . Its was epic. Your link IS very nice
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I use a commercial buffer tube on my .308.

Not worried about not being mil-spec, the rifle isn't anyways.
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