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AK-47 Recoil Buffer

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Ntaylor25, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Ntaylor25

    Ntaylor25 Salem, OR Member

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    Hi all, just wondering if anyone out there has had any experience using a recoil buffer on their AK. Is it even worth buying one and how long can I expect it to last?

    Thanks, Nate
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have used one on all my AK's. They don't really absorb recoil force but they do reduce the noise of the bolt carrier hitting the rear of the receiver which can make the shot not seem as violent. It is said to reduce stress on the receiver. They don't interfere with reliability so I don't see the harm and have always used one.
  3. FMJ 911

    FMJ 911 Snohomish, Washington Active Member

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    I bought one, and put it in my SLR-95. Since it's got a milled receiver, it made a loud "Klink" with every shot, at $10 for a buffer, it couldn't hurt.
  4. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I have one on all my AK's also. Not only do they reduce the slam noise, but it also makes for a positive cycle because it stiffens up the recoil spring a little.