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Recoil buffer.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Med 10, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. Med 10

    Med 10 Well-Known Member

    Will the installation of a Buffertech recoil buffer on my SKS cause it too jam?
  2. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    Maybe. It's an SKS, why do you think it needs a recoil buffer?
  3. 762x51

    762x51 Well-Known Member

    The simple answer is......maybe. I have one in my AK and it functions great...however I have read about others experiencing problems. I think the only way to really be sure, is to try it yourself. If you don't want to spend the 14 or so bucks on a buffer technologies one to try.....check out the website below.

  4. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    I had problems with feeding in one of my AK's with one in it. After I took it out, it worked fine. Never had another problem. I've heard a lot of people swear by them too, so I guess you'll just have to try it and see if it works ok for you. I never noticed any wear on the back of my recievers from the bolt carrier bottoming out, so I dont know how necessary they really are. I've heard some people say it reduces recoil, but I didnt notice that when it was removed.
  5. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    I tried some for a Browning HiPower. They didn't work. And in my experience, I don't know how it would ever work. It gets in the way of the slide, caused the gun to malfunction and moves about on its own. It's a joke!
  6. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Put one in my AK...

    Got rid of some annoying trigger slap.

    Put one in my heavy-barreled 10/22. Big difference, scope crosshairs stayed on target as gun fired, and the recoil, along with mechanical noise, dropped considerably.

    As long as it doesn't interfere with form or function, give it a try on the SKS.

    I won't, however, recommend them for handguns using the Browning tilting barrel action(1911, BHP). They are sacrificial, at best.
  7. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Seem to work fine in my BHP....

  8. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    I have used them in one form or another in BHP, 1911, 10/22, and a Sten Mk. II sub-gun. I have never encoutered any reliablility issues. In the 1911 in particular, I have fired 10s of thousands of rounds using a shok-buff and never had a problem of any kind.
    I have read that they work from some pretty knowlegable folks. I can't verify that they reduced wear on my guns, but I do know that since they have not caused me any problems, and they are dirt cheap, I am going to continue to use them in the event that they work as advertised.
  9. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Nothing but trouble in my 1911's...

    During my IPSC days, firing several hundred rounds of IPSC Major Power Factor each day when I was running through the stages. I changed them religiously, but they still ended up falling apart at the wrong times, causing problems. Saw the same problems in other competitor's guns, too.

    The Buffertech in my SLR-95 has been a blessing, however. :)

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