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Old July 27, 2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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AR 15 Accuwedge

Does the accuwedge buffer really do what it says (prevent wear, better accuracy, make gun more stable)?

Does get rid of that cling sound when you fire a shot?
Are they easy to install?
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Old July 27, 2005, 10:56 AM   #2
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A (poorly) trained monkey could install one. It will snug up the upper-lower fit, and that's pretty much it.
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Old July 27, 2005, 11:37 AM   #3
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it will snug up the fit. As for increassing accuracy, that's a bunch of bull.
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Old July 27, 2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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Does get rid of that cling sound when you fire a shot?
If you mean the "SPROING" sound, that is the recoil buffer and the accuwedge will do nothing for that. What does reduce that is putting a little grease on the buffer spring.

Like the others said, it will snug up the fit between your upper and lower. Unless you have a very loose fit between these two then it won't do much if anything for accuracy. If they are very loose then using it will give you a more consistant cheek-weld and sight picture, potentially improving your shooting. Doesn't do anything for the inherent accuracy of the rifle.

As for preventing wear, I don't know what wear it would prevent....
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Old July 28, 2005, 04:34 AM   #5
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for $2 each, I put one in every AR I have if for no other reason than to get rid of a little rattle where the upper and lower fit together.

When you've got a few bucks to spend and can't think of anything else you need, you end up getting little accessories of dubious worth.
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Old July 28, 2005, 07:46 AM   #6
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Yep, they just add a little spongy pressure between the upper and lower so as to help alleviate rattle between the two. My Colt originally didn't rattle, but after 7 or 8K, things loosened up a bit and there was indeed a rattle between the upper and lower. The wedge got rid of it.

As noted, it has nothing to do with accuracy.
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Old July 28, 2005, 05:41 PM   #7
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I just trimmed a used recoil buffer from one of my 1911's. It did the same thing, and was cheaper, and I did my part for recycling.
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