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cltitus
03-21-2012, 10:44 PM
I just got a M1A w/ Walnut stock but I also like doing a little tactical stuff here and there. I'm dumbfounded at the moment. When I take it out for some tactical stuff I don't want to beat the stock up. Wondering to go with a Synthetic Stock from Springfield or a Troy Industry.

Here my question with the troy industry it makes it consist of a pistol grip per california butt ramming politics does using this make it into a AW?

E Pluribus Unum
03-21-2012, 10:49 PM
Yes... unless you use a bullet button....

Don't do it...


Just buy a cheap synthetic (regular) stock.

Remember, if it is center fire AND has a detachable magazine, it cannot have:

1) Pistol Grip
2) Forward Grip
3) Thumbhole Stock
4) Flash Suppressor
5) Collapsible Stock
6) Grenade Launcher
7) Nuclear Weapon

CWUSCG
03-21-2012, 10:56 PM
heres an option from Sage Int. http://ustacticalsupply.com/sageinternationalm14ebrstockwithfixedsyntheticstoc kandbuttpad.aspx

A little pricier but it has a traditional style butt stock. Keep in mind though, there are two different stocks depending if your M1A has a heavy barrel. just fyi.

E Pluribus Unum
03-21-2012, 11:03 PM
heres an option from Sage Int. http://ustacticalsupply.com/sageinternationalm14ebrstockwithfixedsyntheticstoc kandbuttpad.aspx

A little pricier but it has a traditional style butt stock. Keep in mind though, there are two different stocks depending if your M1A has a heavy barrel. just fyi.

That looked like a killer deal until i got to this part:
Rifle NOT INCLUDED

They want $800 for a rifle stock? Are they insane?

Grumpyoldretiredcop
03-21-2012, 11:11 PM
Snag a GI synthetic or wood stock, they're out there at reasonable prices. No AW worries, no worries about beating it up as most of them come to you pre-beaten (although you can still find GI stocks in very good condition if you look around) and still work well. Mine is currently wearing a GI walnut stock while I work over the GI synthetic that Springfield sprayed black paint on.

mmrx2
03-21-2012, 11:22 PM
They sell used m1a wood stocks on gunbroker. They're usually cheaper then the synthetic stocks. They will be kinda beat up though. Wood can be refinished.

cltitus
03-21-2012, 11:22 PM
Sometimes I really hate this state. ;D

Time for some thinking while she in lockdown

gotshotgun?
03-22-2012, 7:40 AM
Cmp is selling used usgi m14 walnut stocks for $35 with all metal!!!!!!!!

thai562
03-22-2012, 7:45 AM
Get a good synthetic stocks.

45R
03-22-2012, 7:49 AM
Check here

http://www.lrbarms.com/m14stocks.html

You can get a beat up stock for as little as 4 bucks. You just have to fill, refinish and paint them. If you call and ask nicely they'll pick out a decent one for you.

CMP is also a great place to buy a walnut stock.

0321jarhead
03-22-2012, 8:06 AM
Making it look cool is not going to make it shoot better with all the buttons and whistles. Think about the guts to be improved. {"Sadlak"} Tactical BS on a M!A just makes it look mean. Less is better. Less is lighter. Less stuff on an M!A will prevent one becoming tangled and less concerned about the rifle become fragile with a bunch of BS on it. You would then lose your concentration and then become a statistic. The enemy will love love you for that. If you want to think tactical with a bunch of stuff added on it, forget it. Use a black rifle. If anything, just scope it for medium range (2-300m) sniping.

killathrilla
03-22-2012, 8:25 AM
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X-NewYawker
03-22-2012, 8:36 AM
If u wanna go fancy and by a tacticool stock with a pistol grip just buy the "bullet button" for the m1a...just google it and youll pull up the link. Super easy to install in the trigger group...pop a rill pin pull out mag release and insert new one with spring that requires to use of a tool and reinsert roll pin and done! Darn this state is chease d++k!!!

DON'T EVER DO THIS!
The M1A is one of the LAST battle rifles we can own unmolested in this state -- why the Frack would you neuter it to use a pistol grip stock???
Ugh! This is how THEY WIN.
The M1A is great without a pistol grip. You want to shoot a psiol gripped 308 get a AR10 type.

For you, get a used GI or plastic springfield stock for when you want to run around tactical. Changing the stocks takes SECONDS.

Look at these American beauties: No Bullet buttons!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_0827.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/TheBIGMAG.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/JAE%20rifles/JAE-Lous.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/JAE%20rifles/JAE22inch.jpg

Legasat
03-22-2012, 11:22 AM
^^^I agree with this^^^

The M1A is one of those rare semi-automatic rifles you should leave "featureless".

russ69
03-22-2012, 11:55 AM
The walnut stock can take quite a beating. You can dent and scratch the thing, then go home and steam out the flaws. I use a wet washcloth and the tip of a hot iron. I have to admit I'm pretty picky and don't try to beat up my stock but so far, after 25 years my Super Match still looks like new.

Sheepdog1968
03-22-2012, 1:09 PM
Google "Fred's M14 stocks". He bought literally cargo containers full of M14 stocks. If you just want a wood shooter stock, you should be able to get one for something on the order of $50. It will take two to three months to get it as he is quite busy running Appleseed. This is your best bet to solve the problem

Grumpyoldretiredcop
03-22-2012, 1:40 PM
@ X-NewYawker: What's the stock you have on the middle M1A in your top picture? I like!

Apologies to the OP for the :threadjacked:

Guapoh
03-22-2012, 7:08 PM
My take on the tactical approach to this gun. I love my National Match like this:

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss43/Tony_Galyean/TroyM1A6.jpg

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss43/Tony_Galyean/TroyM1A5.jpg

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss43/Tony_Galyean/TroyM1A4.jpg

0321jarhead
03-23-2012, 7:15 AM
If you go to K-Mart you can probably find a bicycle horn to attach to the rails. That way when you are in a combative situation you won't have to yell at anyone to get out of your way before you squeeze the trigger. You will just have to remember to squeeze the horn first. :rofl2:

killathrilla
03-23-2012, 7:28 AM
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0321jarhead
03-23-2012, 9:31 AM
I couldn't agree more.:iagree:

17+1
03-23-2012, 9:43 AM
I just got a M1A w/ Walnut stock but I also like doing a little tactical stuff here and there. I'm dumbfounded at the moment. When I take it out for some tactical stuff I don't want to beat the stock up. Wondering to go with a Synthetic Stock from Springfield or a Troy Industry.


Check your PM's. ;)

E Pluribus Unum
03-23-2012, 11:31 PM
If there is one bad thing about black rifle syndrome, it is that all these newb kids want to hack up tried and true battle rifle, neuter it, and try to make it "look cool". It's gun rice; leave this awesome machine alone.

m98
03-24-2012, 1:55 AM
DON'T EVER DO THIS!
The M1A is one of the LAST battle rifles we can own unmolested in this state -- why the Frack would you neuter it to use a pistol grip stock???
Ugh! This is how THEY WIN.
The M1A is great without a pistol grip. You want to shoot a psiol gripped 308 get a AR10 type.

For you, get a used GI or plastic springfield stock for when you want to run around tactical. Changing the stocks takes SECONDS.

Look at these American beauties: No Bullet buttons!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_0827.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/TheBIGMAG.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/JAE%20rifles/JAE-Lous.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/JAE%20rifles/JAE22inch.jpg




Agreed+1...........on side note a few range trips ago, there was a guy there with his m1a and troy stock going featureless. I didnt wanna range nazi him on it so i didnt say anything about neutering the m1a.