I just took out my buffer tech recoil buffer because it was not allowing my mags to lock the bolt open after the last round. As soon as I fired my mini without the buffer, the bolt locked back like it should.:usa:
Don't know yet- I just odered mine along with a wolf spring. Should be in this week.
I read somewhere on this board that the buffers have to be broken in w/ a couple hundred rounds to allow the hold open to work.
Does anybody else here think that boogeyman ownes stock in Brownells?
FYI- The Buffer Tech recoil buffer does reduce felt recoil, but even after 530rnds it still would not allow the bolt to be held open on an empty mag. It also made it difficult to manually lock the bolt back. I decided that I would endure my Minis harsh recoil in exchange for knowing that she was out of ammo.:ar15:
it can be trimed as it is plyable and can be cut,sanded,cliped and what ever you want. i'm going to play with the front buffer idea. when i get another i'm going to cut it with a very fine trim saw right down the center to try up front. try sanding the buffer that won't let bolt stay back a little at a time on a sanding block with 150 or what you prefer....let us know
I'm starting to feel really lucky (and guilty) listening to you poor devils wail on about your buffers. My experience was absolutely painless. I just dropped it in and kept a rollin' without so much as a single hiccup. No break-in time. Surely I can't be the only one who got a good one?
I just finished installing the burrer tech in the Mini (186 series)along with a wolf mainspring at boogeyman's suggestion. (Hope you got your commission ) The manual lock only works when the op rod is brought back quick & firmly. I think I got lucky! It's raining here now so I can't say about live fire, but I'll keep you posted.
It does look to me that a little sanding would reduce the thickness and allow the hold open to function properly. Just be sure to clean the buffer thoroughly after sanding, you don't want any excess grit rattling around the action!