Madbull Milspec buffer tube

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Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by DeltaOP4 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:35 pm

So for my Echo 1 XCR-L i bought the Magpul PTS carbine stock a while ago and because the stock is meant for a milspec buffer tube so it was a very tight fit. So my question is will the madbull milspec buffer tube remedy the problem?

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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by Guges Mk3 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:29 am

Why does it have to be a Mad bull buffer tube. You can find Milspec ones pretty cheap.
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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by DeltaOP4 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:00 pm

I guess I wasnt aware of that. What kind of price are you thinking?

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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by Guges Mk3 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:33 am

Under 10.00...shipped.
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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by DeltaOP4 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:44 pm

Oh ok. I just went with the madbull one because it has the three qd sling mounts and is lisensed by PWS. I know that might seem stupid but part of the enjoyment I find in airsoft is the lisensed products and such. :D

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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by Guges Mk3 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:03 pm

Milspec stock requires milspec buffer tube.

Commercial stock requires commercial buffer tube.

Buy accordingly...and have fun.
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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by DeltaOP4 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:59 pm

I knew that but wasnt sure which one I had because of how confusing the internet is. Thanks for the input!

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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by Archer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:28 pm

If you have access to a caliper or micrometer and know how to use them, or actually you can even tell by the overall shape and how the threads are cut into to the tube. here is the resources that I usually show people when dealing with this in real steel.

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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by DeltaOP4 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:24 pm

This diagram is a lot more helpful than other ones I have seen. I have an older micrometer that only measures to the nearest millimeter so I couldnt tell the the incredibly small difference in size of the buffer tube.

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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by Bunny » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:40 pm

I've seen commercial stocks with flat back though, so that's not always a good reference - especially in airsoft.

The one I usually use is that on Mil-Spec stocks the threads usually stick out above the level of the rest of the tube, while on commercial stocks the threads tend to be flush with the rest of the tube. Again though, in airsoft that may not be a good indicator.

Taking measurements is the only real way to know for sure without buying something and finding out the hard way.

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Re: Madbull Milspec buffer tube

Post by Archer » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:49 pm

yea, thats what the second image shows. and i always recommend taking measurements
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