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    Buffers & Springs

    Is there a difference b/t a carbibe and a standard A2 buffer and can I use a standard buffer and spring in a carbine.??? Thank you very much in advance.

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    The different is in the length of a rifle buffer and a CAR buffer. The springs are also different. You can use a CAR length buffer & spring in a rifle length stock if you buy a spacer to make up for the additional length of the rifle length receiver extension. You can't use a rifle length buffer & spring in a CAR length stock (CAR receiver extension is too short).
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    thanks guys I really appreciate it.

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    Hows about a sticky for the buffer stuff?

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    Spec lengths for buffer springs for 5.56mm ARs.

    Carbine 10 1/16" to 11 1/4"

    Rifle 11 3/4" to 13 1/2"
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    Does an H1 or 2 buffer cushion the action and parts with a suppressor attached? I have a Colt CAR with a can and it appears that I have bent the firing pin retaining pin using the suppressor. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by Mitch1352; 03-27-08 at 20:43. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch1352 View Post
    Does an H1 or 2 buffer cushion the action and parts with a suppressor attached? I have a Colt CAR with a can and it appears that I have bent the firing pin retaining pin using the suppressor. Any thoughts?

    Firing pin retaining pins get bent up regardless of whether or not you use a suppressor. Actually if you use a shrouded firing pin carrier it'll happen less. Yes a heavier buffer helps with recoil whether or not a suppressor is attached. The suppressor won't change the fact than a H and H2 is heavier than a CAR buffer.
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    Cool. I will get some spare pins and be GTG. I'm not concerned with the recoil, just the increased (?) wear and tear from the added back pressure from my can. That's why I was wondering if a H1 or 2 buffer would be a good idea. The rifle works 100% so if I don't need a heavier buffer, I don't want to get one. Just don't want to tear up my gear. Your thoughts??

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