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Stock recommendations for AR15

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Unread 02-24-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: Stock recommendations for AR15

ok heres my stupid question for the day, whats the differance between the comm. and mil spec. buffer tubes?
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Unread 02-24-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: Stock recommendations for AR15

Originally Posted by beakus33 View Post
ok heres my stupid question for the day, whats the differance between the comm. and mil spec. buffer tubes?
The diamiter buy milspec the stocks fit tighter. Also only applys to carbine buffer tubes.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: Stock recommendations for AR15

Stocks are like car seats to me. Once you find one that fits and it adjusted right, do you ever need to adjust it again?

I use an A2 stock, and took care to make sure the scope height was where I wanted it using proper scope mount. You can get the Burris P.E.P.R. unit for less than $100. I use the Armalite mount which is about $100 I think. My only gripe with the A2 is that earmuffs interfere with it (maybe I should have gotten a taller scope mount for higher cheek weld), and it has no adjustment for length of pull. But, that can be added if necessary.

I could never bring myself to spend $250 on something like a MagPul PRS, which when adjusted, would probably never touch it again.

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It does indeed depend on what you're doing with it. I have a three-way adjustable on my XC gun, and it'll be adjusted four times across the course. Once for the right LOP and cant for Offhand, shortened and the cant reversed for sitting rapids, lengthened a bit for 300 prone rapids and finally, extended just a bit more for the 600 slow fire. That said, I still shoot Service Rifle almost exclusively, which means a standard, non-adjustable A2 stock. There, I have to adjust my position around the rifle.

Some of us need the adjustable capability, and some don't. You may find it useful in some situations, but I think you're chosing wisely be assesing your own needs.
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