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To UBR or to not UBR? That is the question.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by beranimus, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Well I started an ar15 build about forever ago. I purchased a Magpul UBR because of how durable it is and I thought it looked pretty good.

    Well I'm rethinking my strategy now. Originally I wanted a somewhat light weight rifle, which the UBR is not. So I wanted to see what you guys/gals think. Should I keep it or sell/trade it for something like a Vltor Imod. And what kind of weight saving would I get by switching to an Imod with milspec buffer tube and endpapers vs the UBR.

    I like the way it looks and feel other than the weight of it. What do you think.
     
  2. 556

    556 Beaverton,OR Active Member

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    I think it is the best looking stock out there myself. I don't like the $250 price tag for it though and I don't like the weight or the way it sits like a magpul prs in that it don't close to carbine length.
    I bought a Knights sr15 that came with a lmt sopmod and it is also $200+ which I don't see it being worth that much but it is a good stock.
    My Noveske has a Magpul ACS and I love the functions of it and storage but it look's ghey.
     
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    556 Beaverton,OR Active Member

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    You could sell the UBR and buy two different stocks to switch back and forth for the price of the UBR. I say sell it!
     
  4. zxtaz

    zxtaz West Seattle Member

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    I say keep it. All the weight is back at the shoulder so you don't notice the weight when you're shooting. Try it out for a while and if you don't like it sell.

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  5. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards keeping it but still not sure.
     
  6. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Keep it! If you want a lightweight rifle the only answer is build another AR, put the UBR on that one then get something new. But the UBR is probably my favorite stock hands down.
     
  7. jakk586

    jakk586 Astoria, Or Active Member

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    It is a bit heavy, but unless you are doing a dedicated lw build, i think you will find it will balance a gov or m4 profile 16" barrel nicely. sometimes a nicely balanced 8lb rifle will handle better than an unbalanced 7lb rifle.
     
  8. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I love mine. The weight really made no difference. The extra stability, loss of stock rattle way makes up for the little extra weight.
     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Ive owned one.. Way to heavy and a little on the bulky side.
    Also, if ever you plan on reselling the rifle, prepare to take a hit on the price for all accessories. The high price tag stuff like $-optics, PSR and UBR stocks add a cool factor and value.. But also slow the sale.

    I found the CTR stock to work better for my personal preferences and the option of a cheek riser if need be. The UBR not so much, it can.. But it wasn't designed to utilize one.

    My vote and opinion is no. It doesn't really provide anything the PSR or CTR cant do better.
     
  10. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Stock rattle was kind of a big deal for me. Also why I wanted the UBR