View Full Version : What if anything should I do to my Stag?

12-01-2011, 11:56 AM
Hi Guys and Gals,

I own a Stag 2T which I have been using for 3 gun, as well as a HD/SHTF rifle. The gun has been flawless for me (yes I know sample of one etc.). I have owned the gun for a little over 3 years and it has about 5,000 rounds through it, actually slightly more but this number is based on how many cases of Hornady training rounds I have purchased and shot through, The number does not include any other ammo I have shot through the rifle. The gun has run 100% with the only exception being the short time I tried a JP adjustable gas block, and all of those problems were directly related to the gas block. Since then I have replaced the JP with a low profile YH block.

I am currently in the upgrading mood and would like opinions on what parts I should replace to bring the rifle up to par. I will also add, that when tax time comes around, I intend to pick up a DD or BCM as a dedicated SHTF/HD rifle and leave the Stag as my dedicated 3 gun rifle. I will also switch to a mid length gas system once the barrel is shot out.

So far this is what I have replaced or added to my rifle:

-JP Trigger group with anti walk pins
-JP ambi Safety
-JP LE-M Modular Hand guard rifle length.
-Miculeck Compensator
-YH low profile gas block
-Badger Ordinance extended charging latch.
-Arredando Mag Well
-U-15 Stock, This is a California thing. Ugly but surprisingly functional.
-Dueck Defense Offset sights.
-Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4 on an ADM QD mount

Everything else is stock. I am thinking about picking up a BCM complete BCG as well as the BCM charging handle. I am open to any other suggestions.

I would appreciate any thought on my build as well as any suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to look at this.


gun toting monkeyboy
12-01-2011, 1:38 PM
You might look at going to a gunfighter charging handle with a large latch. Those are always nice.

Tier One Arms
12-01-2011, 1:58 PM
Go with the Gunfighter it makes a noticeable difference on all my rifles.

12-01-2011, 2:05 PM
If the BCG you have is working fine there's no reason to replace it. Stag makes good BCGs. I'm firmly in the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" camp.

That said, if you don't have a backup BCG then it can't hurt to pick one up as a spare.

12-01-2011, 2:07 PM
bolt group is GTG unless it breaks. have your favorite mil spec on hand for replacement (stags are done by CMT's which are GTG I dont care what anyone says.)

no need to change gas lengths. midlength is pointless on semi(obviously, you've not had a problem), if your barrel gets shot out its covered under their lifetime warranty.

one thing i have done with all my carbine length gas guns is run a heavier spring, and heavier buffer, to reduce recoil impulse (springco.com)

they all have run reliably with stock m4 stuff regardless.

12-01-2011, 3:34 PM
You might look at going to a gunfighter charging handle with a large latch. Those are always nice.

I second this. I just went to one and don't know why I hadn't earlier.

12-01-2011, 4:21 PM
Looks like you have everything. I would have to agree with everyone else that a GunFighter would be a nice addition if not the final piece to upgrade. I have them on all my rifles and will never go back. Night and day difference.

12-01-2011, 4:45 PM
Thanks guys. I truly appreciate the ideas. I think I agree with everyone, I will order the BCM Bolt handle and start buying parts for my second build. It is truly a sickness