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  2. This would be a definite fix for the buffer system. If there are problems, it will not be because of these parts. There are even in stock at the moment. https://www.armalite.com/product/ar10rekit01-6-position-receiver-extension-kit/
  3. I like the look of the Diamondbacks, hoping they are going to have some good sales
  4. Yeah that's what I've been doing, seeing who and where sales will be.
  5. I'm partial to Diamondback rifles for the money. you can buy one for close to 700. all I know is they work. but you need to look around good to get a decent 308 in that range. think I give 750 for mine, the black ones were cheaper.
  6. Took that to heart about finding a shop. Be looking next day or three.
  7. Start planning like crazy and watch for. Black Friday sales.
  8. Poor quality control. Somebody saved a buck making those.
  9. Delta Team Tactical is not known for quality. I would contact them and see what they say. Even an out of spec spring should not have done that. What is the internal depth of the receiver extension? What is the length and weight of the buffer? What is the combined length of the spring parts?
  10. @Magwa I was wondering when someone would call out the bat. Lol! You never can be too sure, rule #2: double tap. The bullet basically exploded itself and the spine upon impact. Just so happens my friend had him on the trail cam when we was alive. His LH antler was affected by the antler in his neck or some other trauma and closely resembles the logo from one of my favorite bands.
  11. It's a areo precision lower and upper. Ar 10 carbine buffer and spring from delta team tactical. 10 shots done this? Shot good though
  12. Hey people, So I know this is going to sound crazy, but I'm looking to either buy or build an AR for around 700. Now I done some leg work, but do i try and build one or just buy a complete rifle from PSA or an equivalent? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Ive used this before with a 12' 2x4 spread, hang as many targets as you can. Adjust the leg height to desired (safe) angle to backstop. maybe stake it down for heavy led .. https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/tools-storage-and-organization/sawhorses/23842?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQiAk7TuBRDQARIsAMRrfUaoEn5V_36uhnPVK65FSSrvpFYLwu4y60E09YOQAoAR4tq1-rjUqEAaArvlEALw_wcB
  14. Too much to read it all. I will make a couple responses then you will have to follow up. there are generally two lop’s for the rifle length extension, A1 and A2, same receiver extension but A2 uses a spacer, google or the search here will give you lop. the Armalite carbine extension is a bit longer than the regular carbine extension, stability will depend on the stock you use, some carbine stocks are sloppy, some can be tightened up solid. Again, strongly recommend that you find a shop that has a good AR selection and get hands on to avoid disappointment.
  15. It must be a bad spring. But to know for sure, we will need more information. Pictures would be helpful as well. Welcome to the forum. Head over to the intro section and tell us about yourself.
  16. Anyone know what causes a recoil spring in a ar 10 carbine to break to pieces after 10 shots?
  17. That dumbass came up with the pvc too...it worked, until Vera showed her ugly face.
  18. Nice buck, congrats. I agree on the interesting and different mount. would be a conversation piece for sure.
  19. This right here. It's uncanny.
  20. wasnt wearing glasses when I first picked them up but sure looks like 308 or 7.62x51. I picked them up at a local match got about 50-55 pcs. I should say I don’t know how to read military head stamp
  21. Ok, let me see if I can thoroughly expose my ignorance here yet manage some clear questions. This post content/questions is not nearly as long as it looks. Just including some lifted posts making up the some-total of my exposure. It will be old-hat to you fellas but including since my questions arise in part from the reading. I promise I'll leave you guys alone after this. First off, I took this from the AERO ‘rifle’ buffer: Buffer Length: 5.3” Buffer Weight: 5.6 oz. I couldn’t see a reference to the receiver extension (tube) length and wanted it just to compare with the Armalite. Didn’t find the tube length there either. I wanted to compare just to visualize the differences but they would be relative to some questions. So, questions: The length of pull you end up with is controlled by the 6 adjustments incorporated in the Armalite tube, right? In other words the Magpul “carbine” stocks have the adjustment lever but the catches are built into the tube??? And the AERO “rifle” buffer & tube in my Wish List, having similar weight and buffer length, has no length of pull adjustment, right? And from that… I’m thinking the Armalite buffer is capable of a longer length of pull by simply extending to it’s rear-most adjustment. If all that is correct then I’m only wondering if I’m giving up stability or play in the stock to receiver movement the further out I extend? Lifted content from the web on buffers with the Armalite data coming from other posts on this site. ======== ArmaLite receiver extension tubes info are as follows... •.223 / .308 rifle length 9-11/16” (inside depth) •.223 carbine length 6-15/16” (inside depth) •.308 carbine length 7-5/8” (inside depth) Commercial size tube O.D. - 1.165” – 1.167” (don’t use this anymore) Military (G.I.) size tube O.D. – 1.145” – 1.147” (carbine and rifle) BUFFER SPRINGS •.308 buffer spring rifle and carbine length 14-1/8” max - 13-3/4" min •.223 buffer spring rifle length 13-1/2” max – 11-3/4” min •.223 buffer spring carbine length 11-1/4” max – 10-1/16” min BUFFERS •.223 rifle length 5-7/8” – weight 5.2 oz •.308 rifle length 5-3/16” – weight 5.4 oz •.223 carbine length 3-1/4” – weight 3.0 oz •.308 carbine length 3-1/4” – weight 5.4 oz Basics: When a bullet has been fired, the released energy causes the bolt carrier to travel backwards until it reaches the buffer housed within the buffer spring. At this point, the buffer will drive the spring backwards, compressing it against the buffer tube. As the spring returns to its extended position, the buffer will push the bolt and return it to the firing position, chambering a new round. The weight of the buffer and the strength of the spring are key to ensuring the proper function of your rifle. A spring that fits securely within the buttstock of your rifle is probably the proper length. Buffer weights are a little trickier to determine. If the weight is too heavy, the force of the rifle firing will not be sufficient to drive the spring back and reload the weapon. If the buffer is too light, the bolt carrier will move too quickly and will be unable to perform its proper functions. Buffer weights are dependent on the type of firearm you are operating. AR-15 Carbine buffers weigh an average of 3.0 ounces. They include three steel weights. Heavy buffers (H buffers) have an average weight of 3.8 ounces. They consist of one tungsten weight and two steel weights. H2 buffers weigh an average of 4.7 ounces. They include two tungsten and one steel weight. The heaviest buffers of all are the H3 buffers. They have an average weight of 5.6 ounces and include three tungsten weights. One other type of buffer is the rifle length buffer, averaging 5.0 ounces. This buffer contains five steel weights with one steel spacer. The weights listed here are all approximations. The actual weight of the buffer will depend on the manufacturer's standards. A buffer and spring that are properly matched will significantly reduce recoil while maintaining the momentum needed to successfully reload the weapon. Less Basic: There's a lot of confusion surrounding which buffer and spring to use with what gas system. For starters, the original buffer system is what we commonly refer to as a "rifle" buffer, and is used in "rifle" receiver extensions (more commonly called buffer tubes). These are used in A1 and A2 style stocks. The rifle buffer is simple, since the buffer itself is typically available in only one weight (around 5oz, give or take), with a spring long enough to handle any gas system upper in use, it's a safe bet to use, and has been used successfully for decades. Progress being what it is, an adjustable length of pull stock was developed that necessitated a shorter buffer tube in order to provide the greatest range of adjustment available. We call these "carbine" tubes. Since the tube is shorter, a shorter spring and buffer was also needed, and here is where we start to run into the confusion issues. Before we get too far, in a "normal" situation, gas system length has NO EFFECT on which buffer system (rifle or carbine) you use. The attractiveness of the carbine stock system for most people is the adjustable length of the rifle, either for different clothing thicknesses or shooting positions, or for more compact storage. The other sometimes desirable option is you have 4 different "mil-spec" buffer weights available for tuning that can range from 3.5 to 4.5oz, again, give or take a little bit on either end. The first part of confusion starts when looking at the buffer weight range is usually something like "well, why don't we just use the same weight as the rifle buffer if it's so reliable?" The simple answer is because the springs are different. The rifle system's long travel and comparatively softer spring rate is not a direct translation to the shorter comparatively stiffer spring rate in the carbine system, which is where we get the variety of weights coming into play. Before I go much further, something to note, if your rifle or carbine feeds, extracts and ejects reliably, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR RIFLE, regardless of what direction your brass flings out, regardless of how badly your rifle mangles the brass, and regardless of how much recoil you feel compared to your buddy's AR. Reliability is feeding EVERY TIME, extracting EVERY TIME, and ejecting clear EVERY TIME. With that out of the way, it's time to discuss what the buffer is actually doing. The buffer serves several functions, it provides a flat surface for the bolt carrier to interact with the spring, interacts with the buffer catch to keep the action spring contained for simpler field service, delays the bolt from unlocking after firing, and delays the bolt's return forward after ejecting. The buffer performs these last two functions by way of the sliding weights inside the buffer body, which are available in different materials and allows for "tuning". What would you need to tune for? If the bolt carrier is receiving too much gas, the carrier can move forward so quickly that the buffer bumper actually strikes the end of the buffer tube and rebound forward quicker than it's supposed to. This can lead to a base over failure to feed, where the magazine can't lift the next round into position quickly enough for the bolt to feed it into the chamber. By increasing the weight of the buffer, the force applied by the gas is acting on a higher total mass, preventing the buffer from rebounding and allowing the weights inside to act as a dead-blow hammer and temporarily stall the carrier's movement before returning to battery. This gives the magazine time to properly present the next round, and all is right in the world. Other added (arguable) benefits of a heavier buffer is reduced felt recoil since the buffer isn't striking the end of the tube, and delayed unlocking of the bolt (which is said to increase accuracy). If the bolt carrier is short stroking, not moving back far enough to pick up the next round (most easily diagnosed by failure to lock back after firing a single round loaded in the magazine), and a heavy buffer is used, going to a lighter buffer may resolve the issue. If a standard carbine buffer is being used, the rifle is under-gassed, either by gas block misalignment, gas tube misalignment, too small of a gas port in the barrel, or too short of a dwell time for the size and location of the gas port in the barrel. You may have noticed I haven't talked about fancy "plus power" springs, or gas systems being used. Generally, these don't matter if you're using a trusted vendor for your action spring, or a common format barrel. If you're going outside the "normal" too far, you're best off following in someone else's foot steps, or being prepared to spend a lot of time and possibly money solving your issues. For example, a carbine gassed or mid-length gassed 16" barrel is used successfully all the time, so if you really think you want a rifle gassed 16" barrel, you probably should reconsider, or be prepared to figure it out on your own. Regardless of advertised carbine buffer weights, disassembly will tell you what to classify it as. A "Standard" carbine buffer will have no markings, but contain 3 steel weights separated by neoprene discs. A "Heavy" buffer will be marked with a single "H" and contain 2 steel, and one tungsten weight, again separated by neoprene discs. H2 is marked "H2", and contains 1 steel and 2 tungsten weights H3, marked "H3" contains, you guessed it, 3 tungsten weights, still separated by neoprene discs. A bit on diagnostics and testing: The reason the military came up with the different weight buffers was to slow down the cyclic rate when firing full auto to increase reliability, and reduce abusive heat generation. In the civilian world, we use heavier buffers to reduce felt recoil (gamer guns use adjustable gas systems choked down as much as possible with the lightest buffer possible to run on the ragged edge of reliability with the lightest recoil possible). The actual recoil isn't reduced by a significant amount by going to a heavier buffer, it's decreased since there's more mass in the weapon, but mainly the impulse is longer, making it seem like there's less push on your shoulder, even though the percentage of change you're dealing with is in the realm of insignificance. The easiest way to determine if you have a gas issue (not enough) or a buffer weight issue (too much gas) in a failure to feed situation is to load a single round in a magazine and fire it to see if the bolt locks back. If it does, you may need to try a heavier buffer (the bolt catch can be lifted faster than a fresh round by the mag spring and follower). If it doesn't lock the bolt back, you may have a gas issue to sort out. If you're the experimental type, buying a standard carbine buffer and an H3 buffer will give you enough weights to build all 4 possible combinations, simply by drifting out the buffer bumper roll pin and swapping weights around.
  22. Thanks, I'll check those out. Scope is gonna be a while due to $$. This site will be the first to know because I'll sure be asking another set of questions then(-:
  23. Looks like Lake City military brass to me. Good stuff for reloading.
  24. Look at the MechArmor charging handle on the LaRue site, very well made, nice to have the extra width to get around a scope is the real advantage. Magpul BUIS is an industry standard back up sight at a good price, if low profile is important then Bobro makes about the lowest profile available. Wait until you mount a scope and see what you need.
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