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 againThey make a recoil buffer for a .22? What for a smurf?
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 guessI 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??
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.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.