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I've looked at tuffer buffer, volq, black widow, buffer tech and home made. Haven't decided which one to use, but I'm leaning towards the black widow.

Do you not use one?

What kind do you use?
 

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I doubt you will be able to tell the difference between any of them so go with the least expensive. I use Tuffer Buffers myself and they hold up very well.
 

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I think KingWalleye is right. I have the Volquartsen in mine and love it but they're probably all about the same.
 

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They make a recoil buffer for a .22? What for a smurf?
 

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They make a recoil buffer for a .22? What for a smurf?
My tiny birdlike frame couldn't handle the vicious recoil impulse of my 10-22 any longer, I had to put in a bolt buffer.:( Now I can manage a few shots before I star flinching again:D

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It actually dampens the bolt strike on the bolt stop pin. That makes it quieter and supposedly prevents enlarging the pin holes in the aluminum frame...
 

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I went to the Home depot and bought a 3 1/2 " x 1/4" (I think it was a 1/4" it's been a while ago) nylon shoulder bolt. Cut the shoulder portion to length and I've fired a couple thousand rounds through it sinse I installed it. The last time I cleaned the rifle it showed no wear what so ever. I think the bolt was 50 cents and I was able to make two buffers out of it. I gave the one to friend and he still has it in his rifle. It does make it a little quieter but as far as preventing any damage to the rifle??
 

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They make a recoil buffer for a .22? What for a smurf?
Its to recoil wear on the bolt and the frame when the bolt hits the bolt stop pin..........smarty pants :p
 

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I went to the Home depot and bought a 3 1/2 " x 1/4" (I think it was a 1/4" it's been a while ago) nylon shoulder bolt. Cut the shoulder portion to length and I've fired a couple thousand rounds through it sinse I installed it. The last time I cleaned the rifle it showed no wear what so ever. I think the bolt was 50 cents and I was able to make two buffers out of it. I gave the one to friend and he still has it in his rifle. It does make it a little quieter but as far as preventing any damage to the rifle??
Yeah, I'm not sure it really reduces wear or not, same with the AK47 buffer and the 1911 buffers. They shoot tens of thousands of rounds without damage without the buffer, so I'm not sure they really do much, but I still use them as a $10 insurance policy I guess
 

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I was just pulling y'all's leg mwoohahahaha!

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For sure it a nice little inexpensive device to stop steel from banging into steel, and certainly does not hurt anyting. I use one on my 1911 and I also use a thin Neoprene plumbing washer on my Mini14. Both work very well. I've seen them for SKS's also but never went there because those things are built like tanks.
 

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I use one on my sks. I think it actually helps with the clank clank of the bolt that you hear when it slams into the back of the receiver.
 

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I use one on my sks. I think it actually helps with the clank clank of the bolt that you hear when it slams into the back of the receiver.
That's why I use one on my 10/22. I never did like the clack sound. Funny though, I shot it for 25 years before I put the nylon one in. :rolleyes:
 

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I made mine from so 1/4 OD polyurethane tubing, 1/32 wall, and a 1/8 dia piece of drill rod. Had to insert the tubing first, and then press in the rod. The steel stops the bolt, and the plastic cushions the impact.
 

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I made mine from so 1/4 OD polyurethane tubing, 1/32 wall, and a 1/8 dia piece of drill rod. Had to insert the tubing first, and then press in the rod. The steel stops the bolt, and the plastic cushions the impact.
Fun to Macgyver parts isn't it. :D
 

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I use one from Buffer Technologies...but like KingWalleye said, I really doubt there's much difference between the different brands.
 

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I've shot my 10)22 for decades with the factory stock steel bolt stop pin..
Thousands of rounds through it.
Zero wear and tear.
 
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