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Hey all-

I am experimenting with my recoil/buffer/gas system on my 5.56 AR. I am slowly filling out a collection of different weights of buffers from 3.1 oz to 5.2 oz. I may also get the KAK lightweight set that goes from 1-2oz, for my adjustable gas block set-up.

My question is: what to do with all of them? I would like to have a handy way to organize them for storage but also for a trip to the range for tuning purposes.

Does anyone have a similar problem and a neat solution already?

I was thinking of something like this, possibly:
https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/98120A

Bruce




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I use a set of kitchen scales and a magic marker to write the weight on each.
I even took one apart and remove two weights to make the 9X39 run till I got a can for it.
Gallon zip bag and with an assortment of main spring also
 
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I did use the kitchen scale and a label maker to mark all the weights on the buffers. I have reduce, standard, and extra power springs, as well. A Ziploc bag would wok, for those.

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
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Fishing lure boxes. The plastic boxes w multiple, adjustable compartments are perfect for organization. I have one made up for AR and pistol parts. Another is made up for the plethora of batteries that I carry.

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Mostly keep them organized by storing them in different rifles. Wink


Rifle buffer's stock, H buffer is marked and my only lightweight buffer is obvious. Smile



Oh yeah... don't cut your buffer down and just expect it to work in a regular rifle, lol.


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I build a new rifle and store them in that stock. Wink
 
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Yeah, no real organization.

Have a couple of them in the parts box, take buffers & rifle to the range the first time I'm firing it, figure out what it likes and leave that buffer in the rifle, put the rest back in the parts box when I get home.

No need to over think this or drag a bunch of crap to the range.
 
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I have a few buffers of different weights in my range bag. If I'm bringing a new build to tune I'll make sure I have options available.
 
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