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SB23hater
04-13-2012, 1:29 PM
I'm putting together 3 AR's.:eek:

Here is what I have so far.

3 Anderson Lowers with rocker river lowers parts

Bushmaster Upper from a XM15-E25 Shorty AK 16" to be used for HD & SHTF
Bushmaster Upper from a A3 20" to be used for Sniping

3rd upper I'm not sure yet. To be used for SHTF. Shortest legal config in CA.What you think?

The problem I'm having is choosing a stock for all of them. The Brands I keep on hearing is Magpul & Tapco but they have sooo many styles.

I want to hear from you veterns out there. What would you put on them?

Thank you in advance for your time & input.

osis32
04-13-2012, 1:34 PM
You need to tell us what the purpose is. You want a carbine collapsible stock on the 16" I am guessing. I like the magpul ctr. Lmt makes a good stock and so does vltor. The 20" you can put an a2 on there keep it simple or an ace stock give the magpul ubr a look too if toi want some adjustability. so many options to choose from but you need to specify purpose for better suggestions.

Mstnpete
04-13-2012, 1:39 PM
Vltor and Magpul are very well made stocks.
I'm into 3 gun competition and Vltor has one of the toughest and lightest weighing stocks.

The Vltor Modstock is perfect for sniping and indoor house clearing.------> http://www.vltor.com/modstocks.htm

http://www.vltor.com/

SB23hater
04-13-2012, 1:49 PM
Updated the post. thanks for the advise.

You need to tell us what the purpose is. You want a carbine collapsible stock on the 16" I am guessing. I like the magpul ctr. Lmt makes a good stock and so does vltor. The 20" you can put an a2 on there keep it simple or an ace stock give the magpul ubr a look too if toi want some adjustability. so many options to choose from but you need to specify purpose for better suggestions.

Mstnpete
04-13-2012, 2:24 PM
Here you go, check out the different styles on MSTN Rifles: Mid South Tactical Network weapons. Using Vltor and Magpul stocks.


Some stocks to look at:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276658_6273.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276657_4398.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276656_5417.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276655_1311.jpg

MrPlink
04-13-2012, 2:26 PM
two things to consider here

1) intended use
2) personal preference

# 2) trumps all

osis32
04-13-2012, 2:28 PM
Very true statement above.

Mstnpete
04-13-2012, 2:40 PM
Here are some more:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276654_2164.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276652_9873.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276651_1642.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/n1317496795_276649_2887.jpg

Mstnpete
04-13-2012, 2:42 PM
Here's one made by Magpul:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/169_6937_img.jpg

Hope the pics help.

Enjoy!

MrPlink
04-13-2012, 2:44 PM
Here's one made by Magpul:



originally yes, now I believe Ergo makes them.

Ugly as sin IMO

Mstnpete
04-13-2012, 2:52 PM
originally yes, now I believe Ergo makes them.

Ugly as sin IMO

Well as you stated personal preference :)
The Ergo one no longer has the 2 screws located on the height adjustment
lever. But yupp that's the only difference.

SB23hater
04-16-2012, 10:55 AM
Thanks guys for the info. Do stocks with the buffer help out with the recoil?

RONIN.
04-16-2012, 12:30 PM
For the 16" I'd say a collapsible stock of some sort, lmt, b5 systems, magpul moe, magpul ctr, vltor all makes very nice stocks. Stocks just like pistol grips are a personal choice..

For the 20" I'd say an a2 or the magpul prs..

Cucv
04-16-2012, 1:48 PM
My tapco stock rattles like a mofo. I cant wait to replace it with either a vltor or magpul

chunker
04-16-2012, 1:49 PM
I have the Magpul ACS-L and I love it.

AeroEngi
04-16-2012, 2:00 PM
VLTOR makes some really good stocks. I love my VLTOR IMod.

ZX-10R
04-16-2012, 6:32 PM
Magpul ACS for me with extended rubber butt pad.

missiontrails
04-16-2012, 6:41 PM
I have owned EVERY one made. I'm now sold on the Ti7 stock.... updated SOPMOD design, all stainless steel hardware, and a FAT adjustment lever. The cheek rest seam in the VLTORS is just stupid.

paratroop
04-17-2012, 12:03 AM
Thanks guys for the info. Do stocks with the buffer help out with the recoil?

you have 3 ars in the works, but you have to ask this question? Im not trying to be a jerk, but....

KillZone45
04-17-2012, 12:08 AM
Vltor and Magpul are very well made stocks.
I'm into 3 gun competition and Vltor has one of the toughest and lightest weighing stocks.

The Vltor Modstock is perfect for sniping and indoor house clearing.------> http://www.vltor.com/modstocks.htm

http://www.vltor.com/

I should be getting my REPR out of my FFL beginning of May'ish. It has that VLTOR modstock on it, not a huge fan of how they look so I am going to sell it and run the Magpul UBR. If anyone is interested in buying it let me know, mine is black.

strongpoint
04-17-2012, 12:35 AM
Thanks guys for the info. Do stocks with the buffer help out with the recoil?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/bawanaal/ebb22674_not-sure-if-serious.jpg

the buffer and buffer spring are required if you want the rifle to actually, y'know, operate ...

Rekrab
04-17-2012, 3:06 AM
I use a Magpul UBR on my carbine .308 and really like it. For bench shooting, I like A2 stocks, simple is good.

mlevans66
04-17-2012, 6:14 AM
The usual suspect as states above are good but we still need your purpose. I've had a lot of stocks and I'm currently using the Vltor and LMT. The LMT carbine stock is tight fitting and does not rattle at all and the Vltor is super useful.

SB23hater
04-17-2012, 6:46 AM
I wonder if all Tapco have this issue??? If they do they that is not for me either.
My tapco stock rattles like a mofo. I cant wait to replace it with either a vltor or magpul

Metal Magic
04-17-2012, 6:50 AM
look into the 6.8 spc caliber you may like what you see, I plan on building one next.

SB23hater
04-17-2012, 6:55 AM
Does this help with the impact on the shoulder? Sounds like this would be great with my 20". Going to look it up.
Magpul ACS for me with extended rubber butt pad.

SB23hater
04-17-2012, 6:57 AM
Collapsible stock sound good. Will look up these.
For the 16" I'd say a collapsible stock of some sort, lmt, b5 systems, magpul moe, magpul ctr, vltor all makes very nice stocks. Stocks just like pistol grips are a personal choice..

For the 20" I'd say an a2 or the magpul prs..

connorr93
04-17-2012, 7:54 AM
I would personally recommend the Magpul ACS L. I just got one and im in love.

SB23hater
04-17-2012, 7:57 AM
Well 1st of all u are not a Jerk.

I'm a rookie when it comes to AR's.

I shouldn't be lazy in looking up info I need to understand the mechanics of the rifle.

The buffer is there for the bolt carrier to hit when it cycles back to eject the empty brass and before it picks up a new one the buffer spring controls the buffer and the buffer tube controls the spring



you have 3 ars in the works, but you have to ask this question? Im not trying to be a jerk, but....

SB23hater
04-17-2012, 8:03 AM
Well it looks like alot of people perfer the Magpul.

paratroop
04-17-2012, 10:04 AM
If you want I can send you a tapco stock to see if you like it. You will still need an extension(tube) for it and buffer, and spring. but its free. I didnt mind it, but it is od green and I went back to black. Also I can send you the handguard too if you like.

My opinion is go with an a2 style stock for the 20", standard collapsable for one of the carbines, then a fancy magpul one for the other. That way you have 3 different looks, and it wont be so hard on the wallet.

SB23hater
04-18-2012, 8:37 AM
Thank you for the generous offer but after what I have been hearing I will have to pass. I will buying a Magpul stocks this weekend over SBR.

For the 20" I'm looking to get either a A2 Stock or PRS with Extended Rubber. Price diffrence is huge but is the diffrence worth it?

For the 16" I'm thinking about the MOE or CTR

For the 3rd one I leaning towards the UBR since I will go all out on the upper.




If you want I can send you a tapco stock to see if you like it. You will still need an extension(tube) for it and buffer, and spring. but its free. I didnt mind it, but it is od green and I went back to black. Also I can send you the handguard too if you like.

My opinion is go with an a2 style stock for the 20", standard collapsable for one of the carbines, then a fancy magpul one for the other. That way you have 3 different looks, and it wont be so hard on the wallet.

t0kie
04-18-2012, 8:41 AM
I like the SOPMOD for coll. stock & the ol' school A2 for fixed stock.

GettoPhilosopher
04-18-2012, 9:31 AM
For the 20" I'm looking to get either a A2 Stock or PRS with Extended Rubber. Price diffrence is huge but is the diffrence worth it?

Depends on your application. I have one on a SDM-R inspired build and one on a AR308 precision rifle. Love them for a rifle with optics.

Better advice: go to your local gun store, wait in line, then ask to hold 5 or 6 different rifles with different stocks. Carbine, A2, CTR, ACS, UBR, PRS, Imod/Emod, SOPMOD, etc.


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jasonnorcal
04-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Hate the magpul ubr and prs. Love the ctr\moe. Havent got a chance to check out the magpul acs yet. My lmt sopmod is nice, but heavy. My next stock will be a vltor. Dont waste your $$$ on a tapco.