Basic Adjustable stock question.


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Basic Adjustable stock question.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Solon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the shadow of Los Angeles, Kalifornia
Posts: 35
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default Basic Adjustable stock question.

Ok, I took the plunge and picked up my first AR-15. I've never used a six position stock before and am wondering how I find the optimum setting. Fully collapsed is obviously out, but fully extended and five clicks out both feel natural when using the irons. I'm only 5'7" and my arms aren't on the long side. What determines the best fit? Eventually I'll throw a scope on it. Will that necessitate changing the stock setting?



__________________

I hit it...didn't I?

Solon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-02-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bige91603's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 842
Liked 84 Times on 61 Posts

Default

It matters which stance you are going to use, I use a squared which requires a shorter length of pull in order to get a proper for grip. It all depends on you being comfortable and helps you shoot more accurately



__________________
bige91603 is offline  
Jpyle Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 06:50 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jpyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sewell,NJ
Posts: 4,818
Liked 763 Times on 442 Posts
Likes Given: 461

Default

Here's a short video describing the concept of length of pull...keep in mind it will change according to the clothing you are wearing and, as stated, the stance or position, e.g. standing, kneeling, prone that you are shooting from. Obviously you won't be cutting the stock but you will need to find the right length keeping in mind that it may lie between 2 of the preset positions. A scope or other optic might change the LOP depending on the required eye relief...the military teaches to sight the AR with your nose just about touching the charging handle...that might not be possible with a scope.

__________________

"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789)

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington


Last edited by Jpyle; 12-02-2012 at 06:56 AM.
Jpyle is offline  
Quentin Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
treehugger49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Newnan,Georgia
Posts: 421
Liked 42 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Jpyle hits on two of the points I would make...

I have an ACOG on one AR and a Trijicon AccuPoint on the other. Each of these scopes requires a specific eye relief to be used effectively, and the adjustability of the stock is crucial toward finding that "sweet spot" on each of them.

I bulk up in clothing as the hunting season progresses, and being able to adjust the stock for the clothing I'm wearing is essential to finding that proper eye relief as well.

...and, yes, NTCH doesn't work with all scope applications.
__________________

XD-40 service, XD-9sc, member GeorgiaCarry.Org, National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, North American Hunting Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation


Last edited by treehugger49; 12-02-2012 at 01:49 PM.
treehugger49 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 01:21 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,595
Liked 1031 Times on 724 Posts
Likes Given: 1029

Default

Yes, NTCH is what's normally taught for irons and a RDS. Sounds like you might want one click out from the shortest position (to start out).

With a scope, eye relief will tell you where to place the scope/mounts and the stock as well.



__________________

______
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek


Last edited by Quentin; 12-03-2012 at 01:24 AM.
Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
BlackHawk Remington 870 Knoxx SpecOps Adjustable Shotgun Stock Cope's Distributing Sponsor Display 0 04-17-2012 01:33 PM
Adjustable sights for Mossberg Cruiser with Choate stock Scratchammo General Shotgun Discussion 7 06-03-2011 09:17 PM
SKS stock question .375 H & H Man AK & SKS Discussion 1 06-30-2009 03:55 PM
AR stock question dragunovsks AR-15 Discussion 12 12-27-2008 10:42 AM
Basic Shotgun Question TonyTheTiger General Shotgun Discussion 2 09-28-2007 01:50 AM