A2 Stock Kits

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  1. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol
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    I would like to try an A2 stock on my rifle length AR.

    I know Rock River and Palmetto offer a US made mil-spec A2 Stock Kit. A lot of people also seem to like the UTG/Leapers, which is made in Taiwan.

    Which of these is the best option? Is there any difference between them?

    Many thanks in advance,
     
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    RR or Palmetto would be good.
    Also anyone supplying NM products would be selling an authentic A2 buttstock.
    White Oak
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    I've read complaints about Armalite A2 buttstocks having a thin shell.

    I consider UTG/Leapers to be a junk brand.
    They are trying to make inroads with their Pro line, but they sealed their fate being associated with airsoft stuff.
     
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    I've bought a few high end mil spec collapsible stocks over the years and I probably couldn't tell them apart from a recent UTG I grabbed. Pretty surprised at the quality. I had a bone stock A2 rifle and it needed a new bubblegum.

    Not sure on A2 style quality from them but they appear to of improved.
     
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    Never bought utg and most likely never will. Buy once cry once.
     
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    Windham Weapony makes one too a little better than RRA ...
     
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    I've gotten several off eBay, a2 and a1 stocks from military rifles, I got a nice set of triangle handguards there too, just waiting for the right build:)
     
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    Thanks fellas, looks like UTG/Leapers is out.

    Good to always remember this^^^
     
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    I have a green RRA A2 stock (NIW ) as a spare ,wish I had gone Windham Weaponry ...
     
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    You've got my attention.. Can you tell me what about the Windham stock is better? Is it more and better metal components, sturdier, better fit, etc..
     
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    The WW stock is a favorite of the Retro M16A2 crowd at ar15.com , it most likely does not have metal door ( Like E Series A1 or Colt USGI A2 ) but the quality is noticeable , you can get the Stock body then order the Colt or USGI metal door & parts from Numrich & Sarco , USGI takeoff stocks from them too , peruse the Retro AR 15 / M16 section of arfcom and the A2 section just below it and there are several in depth recent thread trees there now on A2 stock providers and quality reviews
     
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    I see Numrich has the USGI stocks, without buffer/spring, etc. I think once I add the cost of the stock and the hardware kit it's hovering around $90. Windham has a complete kit for $79 w/ free shipping .. So Windham it is.. Placing my order today, very happy :)

    Thank you to everyone
     
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    Post up some pics when you are done.
    Not enough A2's around.....love 'em...some of the new schitt just doesn't have any soul.
     
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    image.jpeg CMMG Dedicated 22 lr Build with NMA2 upper built on CMMG lower
     
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    Colt A2 USGI upper & McKay A2 lower built around USGI parts ( Call it my Area 51 Security rifle build ) image.jpeg
     
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    image.jpeg ArmaLite AR10A2 ( Circa 1997 build) and AR15A2
     
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    The ones I have pulled off of some of the DPMS models you could crack nuts with! Check and make sure they have a metal trap door, I find these are more robust and built to milspec.
     

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