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AR buttstocks and buffer tube.........

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by KeepnitReel, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey NWFA. So I just finished up a couple of my 80% lowers and it's now time to start the build. This is my first time owning a AR sport rifle and my problem is I can't seem to find a buttstock that's long enough for my long arms. Every AR I pick up to shoot I feel I need a few more inches in length on the extendable buttstock. Online no one states the dimensions of the buttstock .What's my options ? Commerical or Mil spec ? Thanks guys.
     
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    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  3. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    also, ACE has an pricey M4 socom stock that extends to 11.5"
     
  5. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Well there goes the budget on these builds. Lol. I still want the adjustable style , but unique info on the A5 system with the benefits of a few extra (longer) notches on adjustability.Thanks titsonritz . Some awesome knowledge here !!!

     
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  7. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I built my first AR (and am in the process of building my second) with the Magpul CTR lower parts kit from Palmetto State Armory:

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/catalog/product/view/id/1718/

    I'm 6' 5" tall with very long arms and it fits me just fine. Granted, the stock is at max extended length, but it fits me great! You can get a thicker butt pad for the CTR stock as well for some added length of pull if needed.

    Another thing about the CTR, I like this better than many other adjustable stocks because in addition to the adjustment lever on the stock, it also has the lever that locks it in place so there's no wobble at all.

    Also comes in black and OD Green.
     
  8. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    i will look into it.. Budget isn't a big deal since I will own these firearms the rest of my life. (80% lowers and I'm a firm believer in not selling any firearm I own, you never know when you might need all of them at once. ;) )
     
  9. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    I have freakishly long arms and use Vltor Imod halfway extended.
    If you don't have a lot of trainning,(not range time) with this platform makes for a tough assessment of what your needs are. If you have a good shoulders rolled forward hold, it will add a few inches to you lop and might be all you need.
     
  10. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I don't have a lot of training, but have been sport shooting my whole life. For me if it doesn't feel comfortable physically and mentally , your not going to shoot your best.

     
  11. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    well without reading all the replies a without going to a expensive stock like a PRS that is a fixed stock with extenable butt and cheek rest

    a commercial Car stock tube ( full length one since the do make mil spec commercial stocks ) will be your longest . don't be fool a commercial tube provided its not made from some rink a dink company will be strong enough unless your something you should not be with it like busting doors with it and and running it over with a truck and a mil spec stock will NOT give you the extra length you are looking for
     
  12. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    a extra .55" with a added .5" butt pad might give him just enough length to be comfortable with.

    have you ever actually broke or even read about a broken commercial buffer tube? they are made thicker to be durable enough .

    How strong is strong enough does a buffer tube really need to go to 11

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  13. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Kinda have to agree , when I have to spend $60-$70 dollars for a .60 butt pad extender, why not go with the usually thicker material commercial tube? I had no idea the commercial tube is alittle long. I'm about 99.9999999 percent sure I won't be doing any no knock door blasting. :eek:

    I really like the look and function of the folding extension and getting the extra length is awesome for my needs. Then maybe I don't need to shell out more for a buttstock ?

    Good stuff here guys , really learning a lot. Thank you
     
  14. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    I was suggesting the commercial tube if going with a collapsable

    and titsonritz was just measuring tubes and did not factor in the overall length as the commecial stocks tend to be longer as well
    so he made me break out the measuring tape

    the overall length commercial M4 stock without a butt pad is a over 1 inch longer than a mil spec M4 stock you can buy a butt pad or one of those stock like from CAA that will give another .5-.75" in length

    a buttpad extension for a commercial stock is $7-25 you can get a limb saver on amazon for $24 for some extra cushin for the pushin
     
  15. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Really well explained titsonritz, great facts. The end result is finding the type of stock design that best fits me. All great info, thanks guys.
     
  16. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    No need to explain it to me. I have seen the discussions before it all comes down to Options.

    OP should not stray away from commercial tubes based on them being a little stronger. what if he was presented with the perfect stock but it was commercial should he really pass on it in favor for paying more and perhaps not finding something he really likes based on a little added strength ?

    and again does a buffer tube need to go to 11
     
  17. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    Yeah that dam beard joint is no good at all, Vltor must be designed by women or children haha. I fixed that issue with a large surefire sticker, just replace it every 6 months. Yeah i have to many lights..I need to step upto a chunk of gorilla tape because well, it makes my AR look like a freaking country club warrior lol.
    Because of budget the guys here are spot on, fully extended with a limbsaver. Extra bonus grip from the limbsaver.
    Otherwise the LAW TAC folder idea would be the ticket. The new Gen 3 is super streamlined vs the 2.
    Let us know what you figure out, we love to see what works and doesn't work for out mental database:)
     
  18. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm looking forward to seeing what works, ( Mental ). Also excited about the folding option, fits more in the pelican case ;)