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laabstract
02-12-2006, 2:06 PM
Some collapsible stocks come with 2 springs others with 1 what’s the difference?

http://image.sportsmansguide.com/dimage/64175m2_ts.JPG?cell=200,200&cvt=jpeg

http://www.tapco.com/item_pics/lg/STK09160B_lg.jpg

bu-bye
02-12-2006, 2:26 PM
Most likely different weight springs for different loads.

KrazyKevy
02-12-2006, 2:36 PM
Nope. It is just a extra spring. These springs last a very long time, dont know why they would give you two.

m98
02-12-2006, 2:40 PM
Nope. It is just a extra spring. These springs last a very long time, dont know why they would give you two.


that way they can charge more for the stock kit

Top Cat
02-12-2006, 3:59 PM
Do you have the SG stock number for that item?

Gnote
02-12-2006, 4:56 PM
Do you have the SG stock number for that item?

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=151269

They will NOT ship to CA though.

sszeto
02-12-2006, 6:11 PM
If you're looking for a 6 pos stock, go to AR15 EE, there's a guy selling a 6 pos for $54 s/h include.

shopkeep
02-12-2006, 6:50 PM
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=151269

They will NOT ship to CA though.

I can't stand companies that screw over California consumers knowing full well there's nothing illegal about shipping parts to California. Because of companies like this Assault Weapon Permit holders get to mark parts up when they order them for you. Weak.

maxicon
02-12-2006, 6:52 PM
I've bought 2 of the $54 6 pos stocks from arf.com EE (if they're the ones from TheTic00).

The first, bought last year, was nice and solid - good stuff. The second, bought just a week or so ago and built up last night, is looser and more rattly.

I don't know if this is a different batch, or if there's some variation within a batch. I also don't have a known good 6 pos stock like an RRA to compare to, but it may be worth spending another $15 to get the RRA, which another seller on the EE has. I'm assuming the RRAs aren't rattly.

max

maxicon
02-13-2006, 4:24 PM
Well, I was fiddling around with my ARs, and pulled the two stocks apart to see what the difference was between the older, tighter one (bought May 05) and the newer, rattly one (bought Feb 06). Here's the link where they're being sold:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=125&t=263404

Most people are very happy with them, and I may have gotten a bum one. I haven't contacted him about it, since I just found it a day or two ago.

They both have identical buttstock assys, right down to the glitches in the mold lines. The old one was finished more, with the mold lines taken down in places, and the new one didn't have this done anywhere.

The main difference was in the stock tube that the buttstock mounted on. These were clearly made differently from each other, according to the machining marks. The old one was 1.480" high and 1.173" wide, and the new one was 1.472" high and 1.165" wide.

Not much, by real-world standards, but enough to make one rattly and wobbly while the other is tight and snug.

I know, I have too much time on my hands sometimes.

max

Lon Moer
02-13-2006, 7:09 PM
The second, bought just a week or so ago and built up last night, is looser and more rattly.
Usually, it is the latch that rattles. Drive out the set pin in the latch nut and tighten it up a half a turn, and test. I have a CavArms CAR stock that wouldn't stop rattling until I put a small rubber O-ring in between the stock body and the latch.

maxicon
02-13-2006, 10:57 PM
Thanks for the advice. I checked it out, and the latch is good on this one. It's definitely the stock to tube fit.

The o-ring idea got me thinking, though. An o-ring's going to be too thick for this, but I may be able to find something else to go in there.

DV8
02-14-2006, 6:32 AM
Picked up off a thread on arf.com:

"This is for M4 or other stocks with the nylon type plastic ( not the alum. stocks) that are loose on the buffer tube .
Take the stock off the tube and put it in a vise with a rag around it to keep from marring it up . Squeese it in the vise but don't go crazy , while it is in the vise take a hair dryer and blow through the stock heating it up , do both ends , this only takes about 1min all together , then ck it for fit on the tube , repeat if nessesary to get desired fit .
You then have a stock that fits nice and tight no rattling !"

Worked for me...