Bolt Buffers

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cbzdel

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I got one of those Yellow Jacket bolt buffers.. Maybe I fell for a marketing ploy??

But I noticed no difference what so ever after installing it, no difference in recoil shock or noise. It actually almost sounded louder.

I did a quick search and didnt find much on here.. Maybe i just searched the wrong words though..
 

ab4ka

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I know lots of guys swear by them. I've got one on my 10/22 but I didn't notice any difference. I think it's a feel-good thing more than anything else.
 

Danjet500

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I've shot my 10/22 since 1977 without a plastic bolt buffer and it's still going strong. Another gimmick to get your money, IMHO.
 

wetidlerjr

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bulletnose":o66uhy61 said:
:lol: Guess 4 out of 6 ain't too bad :lol:

In my never humble opinion, they do reduce bolt noise some. You can make your own out of a cut-down nylon bolt for about $.50. There are naysayers on Rimfirecentral.com that will try to argue against this by saying you should buy a 4-5 dollar one from a site sponsor but I say BS ! :mrgreen:
 

Desert Dawg

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I think the lesser noise from a nylon buffer is simply a perception.

When firing my 10-22's I hear the mechanism and a bit of a click.

When someone else fires one of them, it sounds like a typical 22.


Imo, buffers are the answer to a question no one asked....
 

KDF

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Are these buffers like the Tuffer buffer???? I have one in my 10/22, and have heard because of the, pardon me for saying it, "less expensive" parts being used that it is nice to have them. I put one on mine, and if anything it taught me a lot about the trigger area. Unless you know the trigger assembly well, be careful not to let parts drop out. I admit that I did, and it took me three hours to figure out a 2 second problem. <><
 

ElrodCod

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They may not be necessary but they don't hurt anything either. They take the "clack" out of my guns. At 3 for 12 bucks shipped the Tuffer Buffers are a good deal. It woud probably cost more than that if you bought 3 steel bolt stop pins from Ruger.
 

wetidlerjr

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ElrodCod":tmkxgt4w said:
They may not be necessary but they don't hurt anything either. They take the "clack" out of my guns. At 3 for 12 bucks shipped the Tuffer Buffers are a good deal. It woud probably cost more than that if you bought 3 steel bolt stop pins from Ruger.

And I made my own buffers for $.50 each. The commercial buffers are a rip-off. :mrgreen:
 

AkRay

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wetidlerjr, what size of nylon bolts do you use? What do you have to do to adapt them to the job of being a recoil buffer? Is it just a matter of cutting the head off, or do you have to turn them down?
 

AkRay

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wetidlerjr, what size of nylon bolts do you use? What do you have to do to adapt them to the job of being a recoil buffer? Is it just a matter of cutting the head off, or do you have to turn them down? The last time I looked at my son's 10/22, I noticed the original recoil buffer was missing. We bought it used and it had been very used for the last 30 years or so, so now I'm wondering if maybe the recoil buffer has been missing since we got it.
 

Snake45

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ElrodCod":3i6jbnaf said:
They may not be necessary but they don't hurt anything either. They take the "clack" out of my guns.
My impression of them, too. I got mine from WeaponKraft at RFC. Not a huge difference, but they make it just a little smoother and gentler and reduce wear on the receiver, though you'd prolly have to shoot hundreds of thousands of rounds to crack the receiver at that hole, or elongate that hole.

Doesn't hurt anything (unlike some gun mods you can do).
 

wetidlerjr

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AkRay":damy7kqe said:
wetidlerjr, what size of nylon bolts do you use? What do you have to do to adapt them to the job of being a recoil buffer? Is it just a matter of cutting the head off, or do you have to turn them down? The last time I looked at my son's 10/22, I noticed the original recoil buffer was missing. We bought it used and it had been very used for the last 30 years or so, so now I'm wondering if maybe the recoil buffer has been missing since we got it.

I buy 1/4"X3" hex head/coarse thread. These are long enough to make a buffer without any threads on it (cut off threaded area and head) although I have used threaded nylon bolts with no ill effects. :mrgreen:
 

AkRay

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Thanks wetidlerjr. I think I'll stop by a couple of hardware stores tomorrow and see if I can't turn something up.
 

AkRay

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Thanks for the tip, Bill. I paid fifty cents for a nylon bolt yesterday, modified it and stuck it in my son's 10/22. It fits snug enough to require some pressure to install, and is just the right size. We'll use the 10/22 and I won't worry about shooting it with that important part missing. I was thinking I should look for a nylon buffer or find a factory part at many times the price then wait for it to get here. I don't have to do that now. Thanks again.
 

wetidlerjr

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KDF

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Making your own "whatever" is the American way. So congrats. I paid $12 for three TufferBuffers. <><
 

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