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bigbob76
04-14-2009, 11:41 PM
I have a 16" varmint upper I want to put a bipod and scope on to kill paper at the range. The only extra stock I have is a collapsible one that the only good thing I can see about using it is it would be a little easier to transport. I hear there are buttstocks for benchrest sooting but I haven't seen any yet. Any ideas? Also am I correct in assuming that different buffers require different springs? Any ideas on a low budget scope for 100 yd. shooting? If I knew what magnification would work best for 100 yds. I could start shopping.

andrewj
04-15-2009, 12:14 AM
Magpul PRS
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/Magpul%20PRS%20AR15%20M16%20-%20Black-2T.jpg

Not exactly low budget but nothing is now days.

You could also slap a monopod on it for extreme sexiness
http://www.accu-shot.com/images/IMG_1295.jpg


This assembly requires an A2 buffer assembly

BillyGoatMachine
04-15-2009, 9:57 AM
You need a butt stock that has a comfortable cheek weld. You don't need anything really special. A LMT Sopmod or Voltor Emod works fine for what your looking for. An A2 stock will work fine as well. It's not about what's made for benchrest, it's about what feels comfortable for the shooter. If you are just looking for a benchrest scope and not anything else, then a higher magnification is better. Remember, that the military uses 10x for shooting out to 1000 yards. A lot of benchrest shooters like higher magnifications because they can see their bullet holes in the paper. Go with something up to 24x and you will be happy.

Here's one that worked great for benchrest for me, but was overkill for hunting so I'm selling it.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=167901

Ducman
04-15-2009, 10:25 AM
this my bench shooter w/ UBR, scope is coming off and in the market for NF , S&B or Accupoint.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q42/myusi/DSC00464.jp

reidnez
04-15-2009, 11:54 AM
As previously suggested, I would try a regular A2 stock and see if that works for you. You don't necessarily need to get crazy/expensive/exotic stocks. If the LOP fits you and you can get a good cheek weld, you can shoot well with it.

Weasel
04-15-2009, 12:13 PM
You need a butt stock that has a comfortable cheek weld. You don't need anything really special. A LMT Sopmod or Voltor Emod works fine for what your looking for. An A2 stock will work fine as well. It's not about what's made for benchrest, it's about what feels comfortable for the shooter. If you are just looking for a benchrest scope and not anything else, then a higher magnification is better. Remember, that the military uses 10x for shooting out to 1000 yards. A lot of benchrest shooters like higher magnifications because they can see their bullet holes in the paper. Go with something up to 24x and you will be happy.

Here's one that worked great for benchrest for me, but was overkill for hunting so I'm selling it.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=167901


I like my Vltor EMOD as well... if you feel like going that route, I got email notification yesterday that Rainierarms.com got more of the complete kits in black... you can pick up the kit (which will contain everything you need to install it) for about 190. Quite a bit cheaper that the Magpul PRS when you consider that will run you close to 300 (or slightly over) when you buy the stock and everything you need to install it seperately...

Here's the link:

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=804

Monoz
04-15-2009, 4:04 PM
I would start with an A2. If you want more adjustability I would go to the PRS. Like andrewjarvi points out, you can put a monopod on the PRS.

I have a UBR on my personal "all purpose" accurate AR. If I was going to shoot bench only I would have gone PRS.

Q
04-15-2009, 4:16 PM
I'm want to get two of these.
http://www.vltor.com/emod.htm

07AWD3SS
04-15-2009, 7:27 PM
You need a butt stock that has a comfortable cheek weld. You don't need anything really special. A LMT Sopmod or Voltor Emod works fine for what your looking for. An A2 stock will work fine as well. It's not about what's made for benchrest, it's about what feels comfortable for the shooter. If you are just looking for a benchrest scope and not anything else, then a higher magnification is better. Remember, that the military uses 10x for shooting out to 1000 yards. A lot of benchrest shooters like higher magnifications because they can see their bullet holes in the paper. Go with something up to 24x and you will be happy.

Here's one that worked great for benchrest for me, but was overkill for hunting so I'm selling it.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=167901

So LMT Sopmod is better because it's another $75 vs the Voltr Emod? Looking for the best check weld possible with form and function.

I have a Stag complete lower with A2 butt stock on order so I will be able to add some input, but probably should have skipped the A2 for snipe set up?

Thoughts?

Darklyte27
04-15-2009, 7:36 PM
PRS is nice, i like mine but a A2 should do the job too

DJBSR
04-15-2009, 7:44 PM
Look at one of these like the mono-pod.. CAA ARS stock (i believe that Nor Cal Rifle Gear just got some in stock)

Darklyte27
04-15-2009, 7:52 PM
Look at one of these like the mono-pod. CAA ARS stock (i believe that Nor Cal Rifle Gear just got some in stock)

who?

Technical Ted
04-15-2009, 8:50 PM
I used to have a PRS and Accushot monopod on my bench rifle. Learned a couple of things that eventually had me swapping it out for a Vltor clubfoot modstock fixed A2 stock.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/9184DS_World-Premiere-01.jpg
When I had it adjusted to fit, the cheek rest of the PRS was all the way down and the shoulder pad was extended all the way back, so it was the same height and length as an A2. I didn't like the position of the hand grip for cross shoulder holds: the Vltor gave me more control. The Accushot monopod wasn't "easily" adjustable for minute adjustments.

Now I just use a rear bag under the club foot. With a cross shoulder hold I can make minute adjustments by simply squeezing the bag.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Left-Side_med.jpg

bgoodman
04-15-2009, 11:22 PM
Standard A1 stock, there's a reason that so many guys use them in NRA highpower shoots.!

rumble phish
04-16-2009, 12:06 AM
Agreed. A! or A@ stock. Nothing more needed. All those fancy, expensive stocks look cool. But they wont make you a better shooter. Only ammo and range time can do that.

Monoz
04-16-2009, 8:25 AM
I used to have a PRS and Accushot monopod on my bench rifle. Learned a couple of things that eventually had me swapping it out for a Vltor clubfoot modstock fixed A2 stock.

Ted,

Looks like you actually changed several things between those photos. What compensator are you using now? Looks like a MSTN PRI QC, but I'm not certain. Are you happy with it?

Also, what kind of bag have you settled on - flat or with ears?

Darklyte27
04-16-2009, 8:54 AM
Technical Ted,

looks like your scope was too far back when you used the PRS.
you also adjusted it forward when u switched

DJBSR
04-16-2009, 10:08 AM
who?

Comand Arms Accessories ARS