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plainsman
06-08-2011, 21:14
Or is their a advantage to replacing them after so many rounds or period of time if the AR is still functioning properly?

BBJones
06-08-2011, 21:58
Yes they will wear out. As to how many rounds I don't know. I swap mine every 3-4k. However, I tend to run heavy'ish buffers and feel there is less margin for wear.

Captains1911
06-09-2011, 07:11
Yes, replace it when it no longer conforms to the dimensions below:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e106/Captains1911/paper%20punchers/BufferSpringInsp.jpg

Gunnut 45/454
06-09-2011, 09:43
Here a link to the Army Manual for the M16/M4/AR15 down load a copy as it is the reference to all questions of the platform- with specs and replacement scheduals for parts! Every AR15 owner should have this reference. http://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/redirect.jhtml?qid=fbe307fa24fca0878f8d2b98f18f9de2&searchfor=TM9-1005-249-23P&action=pick&pn=1&ptb=7qaaQTpPFHy86t6JO7jgHw&ptnrS=ZKxdm173yyus&ss=&st=sb&cb=ZK&pg=GGmain&ord=2&tpr=&redirect=mPWsrdz9heamc8iHEhldEWF1JPyJ8nPY24qla1V4NT7Iulf3IbCapb%2F3wIrP12LZ3KToV%2BfTUxhM7A7X0%2BGQg 50HWaLan%2B%2BxUO89IooYAE3Axh2Z2tzrnhuLAsXF7lc8&ct=AR

surf
06-09-2011, 10:52
Use this manual it is more up to date.

http://generalcartridge.net/Documents/M4%2016%2023Pchange8.pdf