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kiksroks
05-27-2009, 4:15 PM
Why can't I find one?
What are the pros and cons of the commercial tubes?

I just want to finish another oll ar for my wife:mad:

Dirtbiker
05-27-2009, 4:22 PM
Aimsurplus has them for $20

mydogsmonkey
05-27-2009, 4:26 PM
i heard commercial tubes are only slightly smaller in diameter, thats about it

Josh3239
05-27-2009, 4:39 PM
Commercial tubes are .03'' larger. Commercial stuff may be a teeny tiny bit cheaper.

kiksroks
05-27-2009, 4:44 PM
Aimsurplus has them for $20

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/AR15_Accessories___Parts.html

It must just be me:(

dc211
05-27-2009, 5:01 PM
You just need to look more places. Here's 3 options for you. Don't buy the pieces separately without comparing cost+shipping. The kits are almost always the cheapest way to go.

http://www.pkfirearms.com/content/1/20/12/32

And another option

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/AR15-Stocks-s/49.htm

CHS
05-27-2009, 5:28 PM
Milspec buffer tubes are manufactured from an aluminum forging, just like the upper and lower receivers.

They are much stronger than the Commercial-sized buffer tubes, are much more desirable, and are more expensive due to the forging process.

If someone has "milspec" buffer tubes for $20, they probably aren't truly milspec.

If it's just a range plinker, then commercial will be fine for you, but you'll have a harder time finding aftermarket stocks to fit if you ever want to upgrade past the standard M4 buttstock.

Ian
05-27-2009, 8:26 PM
http://riflegear.com/c-64-stock-assemblies.aspx

try that. you get an awesome stock, the tube, and the spring for a decent price. scheduled to be in stock by june 3 which is coming up pretty shortly