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SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby duckslayer74 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:43 pm

Copterdoc pointed out to me last night that my buffer was bad and needed replaced. How often or how many rounds should this be done? I know it will be an approximation but just wondering the general service life. All I shoot are 3" 1.25oz loads or the occasional trap load. Just to be safe I bought 4 for my SX2 12ga and 2 for my brand new SX3 20ga, I won't be down because of a buffer again.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby copterdoc » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:11 pm

I think that mine have lasted about 1,000 rounds, (mostly light trap loads) before I notice that the bolt is rapping the back of the receiver.

Just like you, I didn't realize it soon enough the first time, so I've got a little extra "clearance" now! :wink:
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby gunrunnerusmc03 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:41 am

Can you guys post pics? It might help others who have no idea what or where the buffer is located etc.



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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby copterdoc » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:13 am

Item number 66.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby gunrunnerusmc03 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:38 am

Hah, figures. I bought my gun used my years ago ( 2002 irc) and item 66 is missing. My gun hasn't beat the crap out of itself yet...but knowing that it's missing makes me wonder.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby War Wagon » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:36 am

I run a SX-2 , never had to replace one. Had to replace one on my SP-10 years ago.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby ICDEDTURKES » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:20 am

Ok looking at the other thread that spawned this one.. In the Shadowgrass gun you all said his needs replaced, Why? The silver streak on the receiver.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby copterdoc » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:37 am

ICDEDTURKES wrote:Ok looking at the other thread that spawned this one.. In the Shadowgrass gun you all said his needs replaced, Why? The silver streak on the receiver.


The bolt is peening the receiver. I circled where, in this pic.

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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby gunrunnerusmc03 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:47 am

copterdoc wrote:
ICDEDTURKES wrote:Ok looking at the other thread that spawned this one.. In the Shadowgrass gun you all said his needs replaced, Why? The silver streak on the receiver.


The bolt is peening the receiver. I circled where, in this pic.

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Where does the buffer mount too? I'm assuming to the back of the slide assembly?
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby copterdoc » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:56 am

gunrunnerusmc03 wrote:Where does the buffer mount too? I'm assuming to the back of the slide assembly?
The buffer is that "rubberish" block between the two circles, and above the recoil spring plunger.

There is a hole drilled into the receiver, straight back towards the butt. The buffer fits into that hole.

In order to remove it, just slip a narrow tip standard screwdriver up alongside the plunger, and between the buffer and the receiver. The buffer slides forward, out of the hole.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby gunrunnerusmc03 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:03 am

Thank you for the info!
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby ICDEDTURKES » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:16 am

Thanks, I just checked, looks like I have needed a new one for a while :eek:
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby duckslayer74 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:46 pm

The buffers are cheap, I'm replacing mine every year at the start of the season. Thanks again coptrdoc!!!! :beer:
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby motherducker » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:12 am

Does the Maxus have these same rubber buffers?
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby motherducker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:03 am

I found a diagram, it does have the buffer.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby FowlAddiction » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:00 am

My new gun has about 300 rounds through it, and already it's hitting the reciever. I guess it's time. Where do you guy's get these buffer's? Thanks!
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby tornadochaser » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:13 am

11 thousand rounds through my SX2 and i've never even considered replacing that piece. :-?

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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby FowlAddiction » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:53 am

tornadochaser wrote:11 thousand rounds through my SX2 and i've never even considered replacing that piece. :-?


Thats awesome. Does your's show sign's of it hitting like shown above? I know mine does. I would not have known had it not been for this post.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby duckslayer74 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:18 pm

tornadochaser wrote:11 thousand rounds through my SX2 and i've never even considered replacing that piece. :-?

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If mine was bad yours will most likely be toast. I have probably shot ~3000 rounds give or take.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby duckslayer74 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:23 pm

FowlAddiction wrote:
tornadochaser wrote:11 thousand rounds through my SX2 and i've never even considered replacing that piece. :-?


Thats awesome. Does your's show sign's of it hitting like shown above? I know mine does. I would not have known had it not been for this post.


I looked in my owners manual for suggestions on replacing the buffer but I came up with nothing. Copterdoc pointed it out to me in a different thread that's why I posted this thread. Hope it can save some receivers from damage. I ordered the parts from Browning, they're cheap. For 6 buffers and shipping was like $24.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby FowlAddiction » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:46 am

Thanks duckslayer and copterdoc for the heads up! Great stuff to know for sure. I will get some extra buffers and be keeping an eye on it. And the gas piston spring :huh: Is there any other issues with the sx3 that I should be aware of?
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby duckslayer74 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:46 pm

I've read about the gas piston spring breaking but I've not had that problem with mine, I have 5 buddies that have Golds and X3s and they have not had a problem either.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby btharp2624 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:40 am

how do you know if the buffer needs to be replaced? Here is a pic of mine.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby gunrunnerusmc03 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:21 am

Look a couple of posts up, the picture with the shadowgrass sx2. The peening was shown circled in red. Look for wear that looks similiar in yours.
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Re: SX2, SX3 and Browning Gold slide buffers.

Postby btharp2624 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:50 am

I'm still not really sure what I'm looking for. The pics are tough to see, or maybe I'm just blind.

I've got a ton of rounds through this thing so I'm assuming I should change it.
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