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The SKS Recoil Buffer fits in the rear of the top assembly and is made to the exacting tolerances to insure a tight fit. An indentation in the Recoil Buffer itself provides a secure resting spot for the recoil spring guide, making assembly much simpler.
The SKS Recoil Buffer will fit all variations of Russian and Chinese SKSs. As with the rest of the Recoil Buffer line, installation is a snap and requires no special tools. Much like the Kalashnikov action, the SKS action is super-reliable, but that reliability has a cost. Each time you shoot an SKS the bolt carrier impacts the inside of the top cove. This operation takes its toll on the working mechanism. While not important to a foreign super power that has an arsenal of replacement weapons, it is to you!
By installing an SKS Recoil Buffer you totally eliminate the metal to metal impact of the bolt carrier to the receiver, thereby eliminating the shock to the receiver. The Recoil Buffer also prevents any shock from reaching a scope if you have one installed.
A recoil buffer will protect your weapon from the shock and vibration caused by the metal to metal impact of the bolt/bolt carrier or op rod with the receiver. This impact is what causes felt recoil and muzzle jump. When two pieces of metal hit each other repeatedly with the amount of force generated by the firing of a weapon, over time the metal will begin to change shape and can even crack. This is why, for years, the top gunsmiths in the country have recommended the use of Shok-buffs in 45 autos. In rifles, you have a larger mass of metal combined with a larger cartridge; it just makes sense to offer your rifle the same protection. All of the buffers are rated for a life of 5000 rounds.