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AR15 Recoil Buffer/Spring Options

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by 3GunEric, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. 3GunEric

    3GunEric Member

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    Have been shooting a 20" Colt HBAR in 3Gun. Yes I know it is heavy, has the permanent carry handle, and military A2 flash hider but I am sticking with it for a number of reasons.

    Have upgraded w/ Timney trigger and Magpul UBR stock and Burris MTAC 1X4.

    What suggestions regarding recoil buffers/springs to cut down on muzzle rise and faster follow-up shots. Since I added UBR it now has a "carbine" buffer/spring. The current buffer is a low cost (Cheap) one that came with a stock for another project.

    Recap: What buffer will be best for improved 3Gun performance?

    I look forward to any help.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    A good tunable Comp on the front end will do much more good than a buffer / spring change.

    You have to be able to clock the comp to hold the muzzle down & in position with your individual hold and ammo recoil level.

    (Assuming the spring & buffer are even close to right in the first place.)

    rc
     
  3. 3GunEric

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    OK Good Point rcmodel - A whole new series of questions come to mind.

    1. How difficult to remove the A2 flash hider that was installed by Colt 19 years ago.
    2. How do I know what the threading is? I see all kinds of references out there.
    3. Which comp is the best?
    4. What is involved in installing new comp?
     
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    1. - 2. If you don't have the correct tools and a vice, it is easier to take it to a gunsmith.

    3. A JP is one of the better brakes out there, and it will do wonders for you:

    http://www.nokick.com/JP_Tactical_Compensator_Black_223_cal_750_barrel_p/jptre-2.htm

    No, they don't come cheap, but they are worth it if you are wanting fast and accurate follow-up shots.

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    4. To correctly install a new brake you need a crush washer and some spacers to time the brake correctly, and a vice to hold the gun still while you do it... Or take it to a gunsmith if you take the gun there to have the A2 flash hider removed.
     
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    Still looking for info on carbine buffers and recoil springs to upgrade my AR. Any experience out there on the many after-market buffers out there?
     
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    JP Tactical Compensator: 3 Gun legal?

    For shooters with heavier barrels and who are not concerned with the IPSC/3-gun 1" diameter requirement, this gives you the ultimate in recoil control. :fire:
     
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    The SJC Titan and the Benny Hill Rolling Thunder are the best comps out there.
     
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    Sorry that was my bad, I was looking for the 3-gun legal JP Brake and didn't notice that this was their slightly larger comp...

    Edited my earlier post :eek:
     
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