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    H2 or H3 buffer?

    I'm going to be buying a new buffer and spring for my midlength. Which buffer would be best? G&R has an H2 for $27 or an H3 for $35. They have an "LMT Heavy" for $19. I've read that 9mm buffers work well in midlengths but how about any of these others?

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    A standard H buffer will work well.
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    Assuming this is a 16" mid-length the "H" should be more than enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuicideHz
    I'm going to be buying a new buffer and spring for my midlength. Which buffer would be best? G&R has an H2 for $27 or an H3 for $35. They have an "LMT Heavy" for $19. I've read that 9mm buffers work well in midlengths but how about any of these others?

    Thanks,

    Joe

    Joe, I personally run an H2 in my middy's and run H3's in my carbines. The reason is that the pressure on the carbine gas system is much stronger than the middy gas sytems. I also run ISMI springs (which improve felt recoil as well).

    As you know, car, H, H2 and H3 will all run in carbine or middy gas systems. I do think the heavier buffer improves reliability and decrease muzzle flip.


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    Thanks guys. Dinger's response is the type I was looking for- I wanted to know when it was too much...

    So an LMT Heavy as opposed to a CMT H2?

    ETA: I knew the reasoning for heavier and mid versus car, but didn't know how far to take the "heavier is better" theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C4IGrant
    Joe, I personally run an H2 in my middy's and run H3's in my carbines. The reason is that the pressure on the carbine gas system is much stronger than the middy gas sytems. I also run ISMI springs (which improve felt recoil as well).

    As you know, car, H, H2 and H3 will all run in carbine or middy gas systems. I do think the heavier buffer improves reliability and decrease muzzle flip.


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    H3's even on 16" barrel's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLM
    H3's even on 16" barrel's?

    Yep (as long as it has a carbine gas system).


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    HUH? JLM is questioning your statement that they run in middy systems.

    "As you know, car, H, H2 and H3 will all run in carbine or middy gas systems."

    Check your IMs too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuicideHz
    HUH? JLM is questioning your statement that they run in middy systems.

    "As you know, car, H, H2 and H3 will all run in carbine or middy gas systems."

    Check your IMs too...
    Sorry, misunderstood. Yes, you can run an H3 in a mid-length gas system, but I would not.

    The setup I listed above is what I run in Carbine classes so I know it works very well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C4IGrant
    Yep (as long as it has a carbine gas system).


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    And if I'm running a M16 bolt carrier, what you recommend H2 or H3?

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