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    Hi Guys,
    Today was the first time I got to shoot an AR - sorry, don't know what brand, etc., I didn't ask the guy. I had left him shoot my SL8-1/G36 and he loved it and commented how much quieter it was without all the spring noise. Since I'd never shot an AR before I asked to shoot his. It felt OK to shoot but MAN, all the noise from the buffer spring was really distracting.

    I don't know if all AR's do that but I'm really wondering if the MR556A1's sound like that.
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    The stiffer spring and heavier buffer in the MR556 makes much less "springy" noise than a standard carbine buffer.

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    Or you could use a JP silent capture spring. I replaced my AR 300blackout with one of those and it is quiet. No sproing! I haven't done it in my MR556 though but I'm not going for stealth mode with that rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo View Post
    Or you could use a JP silent capture spring. I replaced my AR 300blackout with one of those and it is quiet. No sproing! I haven't done it in my MR556 though but I'm not going for stealth mode with that rifle.
    OP doesn't own the rifle...he's just complaining about someone else's gun.

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    Good to know guys, thanks. IT really made it sound cheap and cheesy. I'd be bummed as hell if an HK sounded like that.

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    You've got a large spring in a tube right next to your face. Yes, spring noise in normal in ARs. To be honest, I rarely notice it, and given the popularity of the AR platform, very few people seem bothered by it.

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    Sproing .........that's a cool word for the day ! Little Johnny ?

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    I still remember the Pogo-stick sound the first time I fired an M16 in boot camp. Funny thing is that I don't remember it since. I think after a while there might be some auditory exclusion going on. Or the newer rifles issued once you hit fleet/ personal guns are less prone to it. Either way I don't it would be a long term concern for you and if need be JP has you covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo View Post
    Or you could use a JP silent capture spring. I replaced my AR 300blackout with one of those and it is quiet. No sproing! I haven't done it in my MR556 though but I'm not going for stealth mode with that rifle.
    The JP spring is over rated.
    Every gun owner has CLP. Put a small dab in the buffer tube and lightly coat the spring with oil. The sproing goes away and sounds feels like butter. Dirt and grime isn't an issue either.

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