The Mini-14/30 Recoil Buffer works the same as the M1A/M14 Buffer, by eliminating the op rod contact with the receiver. The Mini-14/30 Recoil Buffer will protect your operating rod, the weak link in the system, from excessive shock. With a Recoil Buffer™ installed you'll have less felt recoil, more muzzle stability, less action noise, and will extend the service life of your weapon
The Mini-14/30 Recoil Buffer fits onto the recoil spring guide rod. As with all other models of the Recoil Buffer, installation is simple and can be done without any special tools.
The Mini-14/30 Recoil Buffer differs from others in our line of products, in that it does not end the metal to metal contact of the bolt to receiver. For a Mini-14/30 or M1A/M14 to operate reliably, the bolt must impact the receiver with each firing of the weapon. This contact is required to prevent excessive stress on the roller cam on the side of the bolt.(will not fit series numbered 1801-1809.)