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Jicko
02-28-2006, 7:16 AM
I'm thinking about the ACE FX stock....
http://www.cmmginc.com/cmmg_images/tbl_images/stocks_images/ACE_FL.jpg

Any other good options out there?

Also, anyone know the "BEST" price u can get for this ACE FX w/ buffer?

xrMike
02-28-2006, 7:36 AM
Any other good options out there?

That Magpul PRS model is pretty sweet-looking too:

http://store1.yimg.com/I/yhst-17178205922514_1883_1298618

At $245, it's not cheap though!

Supernam
02-28-2006, 7:51 AM
I like the Ace stock also. I think stocks these days are getting ridiculously expensive. Generic collapsable stocks are much cheaper in price, while quality is going up. I just got one off of ARF for $40 shipped. I'll be saving up for an Ace FX though, or maybe the shorty version of it. I don't like the play that even the most expense adjustable stocks have.

SI-guru
02-28-2006, 7:53 AM
It depends on your application.
Carbine stock for CQB ? W or W/O body armor ?
Medium stock for SPR built ?
Adjustible stock for precision ?

s u b k 0 r
02-28-2006, 7:57 AM
The ACE M4 Socom stocks are solid as a rock and they throw in an allen bolt to replace the adjuster button to make it "fixed" if need be (or to custom fit LOP) ... And for those with the "Mega gator grip fetish" they have the meat tenderizer machined in the bottom end... the thing could be a serious hammer without an AR attached to it :)

s u b k 0 r
02-28-2006, 7:57 AM
dupe......

tenpercentfirearms
02-28-2006, 10:01 AM
I just put an ACE full length on my partner's FAB-10 this weekend. I think it would be a good scoped flattop stock and it seemed comfortable. We sell them for $80 and then you still have to buy the receiver extension, buffer, and action spring unless you already have them. They seem like really nice quality stocks.

donger
02-28-2006, 10:03 AM
edited, edited

grammaton76
02-28-2006, 10:16 AM
Take a look at the RASE stock down at the bottom of this page. I'd really love to get one of those for use once I've got my SRB - it's like taking an AR and making it try to be an SU-16, which is itself trying to be an AR. My sysadmin mind adores the recursion in that statement...

http://www.jprifles.com/RifleStocks.php

Now, one thing I do find irritating is that it seems to be tough to find a parts kit for a buttstock. I can find a few places selling all the parts, and I can find a few places selling full A2 buttstocks with the kits. On the other hand, it seems that it should be possible to buy a standard parts kit that'd include the plate, screws, and buffer tube without requiring you to buy a stock to go with it, since a lot of the niftier fixed stocks are sold without all that stuff.

PanzerAce
02-28-2006, 10:36 AM
I just put an ACE full length on my partner's FAB-10 this weekend. I think it would be a good scoped flattop stock and it seemed comfortable. We sell them for $80 and then you still have to buy the receiver extension, buffer, and action spring unless you already have them. They seem like really nice quality stocks.

I agree with using it on a flattop. I have no idea why, but I think of all of the stocks out there, the ACE is the best for what I want.

tenpercentfirearms
02-28-2006, 11:00 AM
I didn't explain myself, but the foam makes your cheek rest a little higher than a normal stock, but not by much. I could still use irons with it, but I had to make sure my face was in the right place compared to it sort of just happening on a standard A2 stock. I would think with a scope mount and a scope, it would be darn nice.

C.G.
02-28-2006, 11:16 AM
I like the ACE, but want to get the Magpul PRS for my Grendel sometime in the future.

PanzerAce
02-28-2006, 12:17 PM
is the Grendel built or not? cause I am thinking of going that route, and wondered how people liked it.

Jicko
02-28-2006, 12:38 PM
I'm trying to build a "non evil" CA-legal AR.... maybe w/ a Leupold 4-12x scope
ie.
1) no flashhider(I am using my DPMS 24" SS Bull upper).....
2) no pistolgrip(going to just use a screw to fix the "safety selector spring".....
3) no telescoping stock(hence the need for a "fixed" stock
4) then I can use my detachable magazines!

The Magpul PRS looks pretty nice..... BUT.... will it be consider "non-fixed" stock? Since... the length is "adjustable".... pretty ridiculous.... but I don't know whether there is a definition anywhere.... and.... it is much pricer than the Ace-FX

That Magpul PRS model is pretty sweet-looking too:

http://store1.yimg.com/I/yhst-17178205922514_1883_1298618

At $245, it's not cheap though!

PS. Del-ton have the ACE FX w/ buffer and everything for $90.... anyone find anywhere cheaper!?

C.G.
02-28-2006, 12:49 PM
is the Grendel built or not? cause I am thinking of going that route, and wondered how people liked it.

Here's my Grendel with Ace stock:http://www.sailmontereybay.com/Photos/GrendelXotic.JPG

xrMike
02-28-2006, 12:57 PM
The Magpul PRS looks pretty nice..... BUT.... will it be consider "non-fixed" stock? Since... the length is "adjustable".... pretty ridiculous.... but I don't know whether there is a definition anywhere.... and.... it is much pricer than the Ace-FX

Vince, from Orion Tactical, told me via email about the PRS:

"I don't believe it falls under any of those catagories [collapsible or telescoping]. But you should check with the locals first."

(in other words, he thinks it's "fixed", but wouldn't go out on a limb and guarantee it, heheh...)

I PM'd xenophobe and he said without hesitation: "They're considered fixed stocks".

Technically the thing DOES telescope 1-inch though, although the mechanism for doing so is not quick...

Actually that ACE you're looking at is growing on me... Lots cheaper too.

SI-guru
02-28-2006, 1:13 PM
A1 seems to give me the best LOP on my SPR. Crane stock gives me the best cheek rest but it is collaspible stock.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/321858-big.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/img/321853-big.JPG

C.G.
02-28-2006, 1:14 PM
We're talking firearms, not golf clubs. Granted, metal is tougher, but I'd rather have a plastic stock fail due to impact damage rather than have an exposed metal buffer tube kink, or transfer energy to the rear bridge of a potentially irreplaceable lower.

For my target shooter I went with a Magpul PSS. For my 6.8 build I went with a Vltor Clubfoot A1 length. For my HD rifle I went with the good old A1 buttstock.

I think you may have a typo there, because I am pretty sure you were the one that told me about the Magpul PRS. Would love to try it out one of these days to see if it would be comfortable for me (hint :D ).