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Old 08-16-2019, 04:20 PM
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I am in the process of building what I guess would be considered my Ultimate 10/22. I'll do a build thread when I'm done, but for now I have a buffer question.
I started by buying a truly sad sack 10/22 just for the action and trigger group. I'm replacing/fixing other parts but it came without any buffer, just a hole in the action.

The goal for this rifle is not competitions, just a good accurate shooter I can enjoy. I'm keeping the factory bolt. I need a buffer, what kind should I get?
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:22 PM
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Factory or anything that fit's in the hole
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:29 PM
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Any of the nylon ones or viton with steel pin. Doesn't make it any more accurate but does quite down the bolt slap.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:30 PM
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What is the purpose of the buffer pin/tube/rod or whatever is in the hole?
Does it stop the bolt? I've read varying opinions of whether the bolt contacts it or not.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:31 PM
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What is the purpose of the buffer pin/tube/rod or whatever is in the hole?
Does it stop the bolt? I've read varying opinions of whether the bolt contacts it or not.
It will stop the bolt if the bolt gets to it but that doesn't happen often. I seem to remember someone using a glass rod and not being able to break it. The easiest to install is the factory steel pin followed by the Kidd style with a metal pin inserted into a rubber tube after the limp tube is inserted into the receiver. Nylon is also easy to install but is as noisy as the factory steel pin when cycling the action. All of the solid rubber/poly ones install like what I imagine pushing a greasy string up a cat's behind would be like. In the end I don't see one being better than the others. If you lived across the street from me I would give you one of each to play with. I guess for the price of a stamp I could still do it.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:39 PM
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I'd use pretty much any aftermarket or homeade buffer as long as it's not solid steel like the OEM.
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I installed Tougher Buffers in all my 10/22's and our Women on Target rifles -- never a problem
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:46 PM
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Used “Tough Buffs” in mine. You just take an emery board and gently round the edge, it will slip in fine
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So, a home made rod of 1/4" poly tubing with a #8 all thread cut to length for a center support should be good to go?
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So, a home made rod of 1/4" poly tubing with a #8 all thread cut to length for a center support should be good to go?
Yupp.. BUT, depending on what ammo you run it may not last long.. Hi-Vel and Hypers do WHACK it.. Many variables ..

Most Gents do run one of the aftermarkets just for piece-of-mind.

If ya want a OEM steel pin PM me with your address and I can mail you one.. Pay-it-forward... n/c..
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:28 PM
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The goal for this rifle is not competitions, just a good accurate shooter I can enjoy. I'm keeping the factory bolt. I need a buffer, what kind should I get?
I've been going with the "Tougher Buffer" too, I usually get the 3 pack for $12 shipped.

They fit perfectly and are made from good quality polyurethane. I priced out a piece of polyurethane and it just wasn't worth the extra hassle to me. These arrive ready to install.

Tip: put a drop of oil on your finger tip and LIGHTLY coat the buffer, they'll slide right in NO HASSLE. No need for this:

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Old 08-16-2019, 08:53 PM
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I like the KIDD buffers, don't know if they are the best or not they install easily, I do know some that are being sold on one of the popular auction sites are not good
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I just find a tight one, steel or plastic, as long as it doesnít fall out when I disassemble the rifle Iím good
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:35 PM
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Ive been tempted to try a length of wood dowel just because.....
The cheap plastic long shank bolt in a two pack from the hardware store cuts to length easy and works just fine; think my last pair cost .78 and I have a spare, probably forever. Dont overthink this part and spend the big bucks on more important stuff.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:21 PM
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