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Old 02-15-2013, 22:03   #1
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Did a search and surprisingly did not find much relavent data. Looking to replace my stock that came with my parts kit with a better model. Don't know really where to start looking. Need significant adjustability since the wife will be using this gun also. Standard AR MilSpec lower. If it had some kind of recoil pad for her that would be nice and definitely need a place to attach a sling. If this has been discussed to death before and I missed it in my search just put up the link and accept my apologies.

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Old 02-15-2013, 22:06   #2
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MagPul CTR, or possibly an ACS or STR.

Any standard collapsing stock will accomodate shooters ranging from 4'9" to 6'8" (having seen it myself in my unit).
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Old 02-15-2013, 22:19   #3
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MagPul CTR, or possibly an ACS or STR.

Any standard collapsing stock will accomodate shooters ranging from 4'9" to 6'8" (having seen it myself in my unit).
Bingo.

I have an ACS on my SBR, and an STR on my 16" mid length. The ACS helps balance our more muzzle heavy guns, or if you simply must have a crapton of storage on your stock. The STR balances out my 16" midlength very nicely.
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In the same price range as the Magpul MOE, take a look at the new B5 SOPMOD Bravo.

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Old 02-15-2013, 22:38   #5
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I really like the Rogers Super Stock as well. Magpul makes top notch stuff as posted.
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Not a fan of the Rogers stock adjustment latch, I don't consider it an improvement over the original Colt stock. For your purposes though, it would do fine.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:43   #7
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I have a Magpul MOE, I like it. Lots of choices out there, though. Have fun deciding!

Also, have your wife shoot the gun before you get a recoil pad. Honestly, recoil from the .223/5.56 is not bad--let her determine if she needs the recoil pad. Happy shooting!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:57   #8
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There are a lot of options out there. Magpul MOE is a popular choice. If you want something with a wide cheek rest, VLTOR is a good option.
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I have a Magpul MOE, I like it. Lots of choices out there, though. Have fun deciding!

Also, have your wife shoot the gun before you get a recoil pad. Honestly, recoil from the .223/5.56 is not bad--let her determine if she needs the recoil pad. Happy shooting!
A good point, will be a 300 Blackout so perhaps a little more recoil but certainly not 308 or 300 type.
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Bingo.

I have an ACS on my SBR, and an STR on my 16" mid length. The ACS helps balance our more muzzle heavy guns, or if you simply must have a crapton of storage on your stock. The STR balances out my 16" midlength very nicely.
Should have also mentioned, I really have no need for storage, usability adjustability durability and weight are far far more important
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MagPul CTR, or possibly an ACS or STR.

Any standard collapsing stock will accomodate shooters ranging from 4'9" to 6'8" (having seen it myself in my unit).
Do like the looks of the CTR, any downsides to this? Will be almost never prone shooting 95% will be standing with lots of movement other 5% sitting with support. Unit does look nice and light
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Do like the looks of the CTR, any downsides to this? Will be almost never prone shooting 95% will be standing with lots of movement other 5% sitting with support. Unit does look nice and light
Only if you prefer a flared stock for better cheek weld, or want storage. That's why I run an STR instead of the CTR. Otherwise, not a thing wrong with the CTR.
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I love the Roger super stock and the adjustment latch works fine--at least in the three that I own. I like the Rogers stock better than either the Magpul MOE or the Magpul CTR that I replaced.
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Did a search and surprisingly did not find much relavent data. Looking to replace my stock that came with my parts kit with a better model. Don't know really where to start looking. Need significant adjustability since the wife will be using this gun also. Standard AR MilSpec lower. If it had some kind of recoil pad for her that would be nice and definitely need a place to attach a sling. If this has been discussed to death before and I missed it in my search just put up the link and accept my apologies.

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Did your parts kit come with the standard adjustible m4 stock? What is your reason for upgrading it? It's adjustible, durable, light, and has sling attachment points. You can also put a recoil pad on it for 10 bucks or so. Just wondering what kind of problems you were having with it to need to replace it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:29   #15
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What Plank said.

The CTR is an original stock with major upgrades.

The STR adds storage, much like the original Crane stock. I like the STR and ACS but they came out after I bought my CTR and I have not seen the need to change since it's not a duty rifle at the moment. For a duty weapon, i'd get one with storage for some extra batteries.
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Am I the only one that prefers a A2 fixed stock to a adjustable one?
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First you will have to determine what size the buffer tube is.

I really like the Magpul stocks. Those come with a thin rubber recoil pad, but you can put a thicker one on it for about 20 bucks. Those would be available at just about an retailer that sells MP.
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Question.

Am I the only one that prefers a A2 fixed stock to a adjustable one?
Nope.

I actually prefer an A2 stock especially with their toe swivel stud so I can use standard M1907 slings.

They do however look a little out of place on a carbine length gun, and even stupider when you get one of the cut down entry versions that Rock River sells.

I do feel the need for a short collapsible stock on a HD gun though, just for the sake of compactness.
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Nope.

I actually prefer an A2 stock especially with their toe swivel stud so I can use standard M1907 slings.

They do however look a little out of place on a carbine length gun, and even stupider when you get one of the cut down entry versions that Rock River sells.

I do feel the need for a short collapsible stock on a HD gun though, just for the sake of compactness.
I have fixed A2s on my 20" and my 18" right now. Thinking of adding one on my 16" Dissipator as well. The newer Magpul fixed stock looks nice.

I guess since I started shooting ARs with a COlt M16A2 in the service I just find the A2 stock the most natural fit for me

Can't find a rifle buffer tube online right now so I will have to wait.
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I personally like the magpul str stock and different recoil pads can be added.

Here is a recoil stock with spring to adsorb recoil.

http://www.themakogroup.com/product_p/gl-shock.htm
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Old 02-16-2013, 17:37   #21
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Though pricey, the VLTOR EMod stock is great.
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I have fixed A2s on my 20" and my 18" right now. Thinking of adding one on my 16" Dissipator as well. The newer Magpul fixed stock looks nice.

I guess since I started shooting ARs with a COlt M16A2 in the service I just find the A2 stock the most natural fit for me

Can't find a rifle buffer tube online right now so I will have to wait.
I have them on both my 20" Hbars, and my Armalite AR10A2 Carbine. I have the M4 style stock on a little Bushmaster carbine but it really leaves a lot to be desired. I have two have to lowers that are as yet un-stocked.

One it getting the Magpul CRT stock, the other I have been thinking about sticking an A2 stock on and making a 5.56 version of my Armalite.

As for buffers.

I had been keeping an eye out for them since the shooting.
Last week Midway got some on in both the standard carbine, heavy carbine, and regular rifle length buffers.

I picked up some heavy buffers. They may have some standard rifle ones left.
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I have them on both my 20" Hbars, and my Armalite AR10A2 Carbine. I have the M4 style stock on a little Bushmaster carbine but it really leaves a lot to be desired. I have two have to lowers that are as yet un-stocked.

One it getting the Magpul CRT stock, the other I have been thinking about sticking an A2 stock on and making a 5.56 version of my Armalite.

As for buffers.

I had been keeping an eye out for them since the shooting.
Last week Midway got some on in both the standard carbine, heavy carbine, and regular rifle length buffers.

I picked up some heavy buffers. They may have some standard rifle ones left.
I will check that out, thanks.

I just picked up a full A2 stock kit from Midway last week for my 18" AR and put it on already. Much better than the adjustable stock
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I own Moe and CtR and UBR
Buy a CTR and add the thicker rubber butt pad .07 I think
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Can't go wrong with a CTR. Have quite a few ARs with them. I really like the ACS and ACS-L as well depending on the rifle and the balance. I wound up with the ACS on my main hunting AR(.308). If it's going to be a standard rifle a CTR may fit the bill fine, unless you desire a bigger cheek weld and compartments for storage. Only you can answer that.
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