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AR15 buffer tube

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by PDXGuy, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. PDXGuy

    PDXGuy Portland Member

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    Had a mishap the other day and kinda bent my buffer tube. Anyone know a local dealer that sells a stainless steel buffer tube...the one Ive seen have all been aluminum.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I have never seen one other than aluminum.
     
  3. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    +1...I have never heard of a "stainless steel" buffer tube. They are all aluminum. Either mil spec or commercial.
     
  4. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you need an A2 stock.
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you want steel you need to look at the pneumatic or hydraulic buffer assemblies.
     
  6. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Those buffers will still be running in an aluminum buffer tube.
     
  7. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Something about torquing down a steel tube insert into a alloy forged ar-15 lower sounds wrong, the user monitor on this site sells very high quality mil and commercial spec buffer tubes, that ive used in .308 AR platform builds, so their tough, even when I accidentally gut-checked my roommate with my AR-15 it didnt bend or collapse.
     
  8. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Then what about a barrel/barrel extension? :D
     
  9. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Barrels are made of mystery..... lol