- “WHITE Spring” STANDARD Power Buffer Spring. Equivalent spring load to a “fresh” Mil-Spec M4 Carbine Spring. This spring will perform reliably in any properly configured and maintained 5.56 Carbine, if you wish to maintain the performance of a “fresh” Mil-Spec load spring without concern for replacement. This is the best choice for shooters and purists that wish to maintain the performance of most factory supplied NEW Mil-Spec springs, but do not wish to be concerned with frequent replacement of same or do not have the time or inclination to seek enhanced performance options. The “WHITE” spring is recommended for 10.0″-11.0″ SBR’s with H2 Buffers, 1st Gen M&P’s, older RRA’s with under 18″+ BBL’s, early generation Colt 6920 LE’s, 5.56 & 6.8 SPC 7.5″-8.5″ BBL Piston Guns with H2 Buffers, with few exceptions, most .300 AAC Platforms, longer carbine barrels using intermediate or rifle length gas, and when training with SRTA and other low power and light charged “budget” rounds. Color Coded WHITE. [EXCEPTIONS: With SBR’s which are seriously overgassed firing suppressed, (e.g. 10.3″ HK 416’s), a RED or ORANGE along with a hydraulic buffer is often used with great success.]
“BLUE Spring” ENHANCED Power Buffer Spring, Offers improved performance with most non-suppressed 12.5″-14.5″ SBR’s, 16″ DI Mid-Length BBLS, and all mid-length uppers with adjustable gas blocks. Best performance is usually achieved using buffers ranging from ST-2T, H2, DPMS Extra Heavy Buffer. Will run in 18″+ Length BBL RRA’S with ST-T2 Buffers. Color Coded BLUE.
“RED Spring” EXTRA Power Buffer Spring, Best option for 16″+ 5.56 barrels with carbine length gas system platforms with standard front sight towers and H buffers, 16″ + BBL gas piston guns, *some* suppressed shorties,and later generation Colt LE6920’s, 9mm, 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, .458 SOCOM, 450 Bushmaster, .500 Beowulf, and assorted “Thumpers” using standard 7″ depth M4 extension tubes. AR-10 Carbines (E.G. Armalite, Noveske, LMT) using deeper extension tubes and standard length carbine buffers to accommodate the longer .308 BCG also use the “RED” Spring. Please call us to discuss successful historical “recipes” for implementation of the RED spring in .308, 6.8 SPC, etc. RIFLE length extension tube platforms. Color Coded RED. NOTE: NOT for use in .308 Carbines using standard 7″ M4 extension tubes and short, stubby buffers. (Use our “ORANGE Spring” below for that specific platform approach application.) NOTE: If you have a seriously overgassed .308 Carbine which has the deeper AR-10 platform receiver extension tube running an H3 buffer firing 175 Gr. Projectiles and / or suppressed, many shooters have experienced success using the “ORANGE” spring, as it is still heavier than a “RED” spring in that application.