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Old 08-22-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Can you please share your preferences as to an M4 adjustable butt stock and buffer tube?

Don't want the skeleton type.
Want good quality.

I've read that there is a " reduced recoil" buffer tube? My wife will also be shooting this AR15.

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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Mil spec tube w/ a MOE, CTR, or IMod. I have recently started using an A5 from VLTOR which is similar in performance to a fixed A2 but allows for adjustment like a normal M4 collapsible stock. It runs a 5.4oz buffer as default but they offer heavier buffers.

Don't waist your money on those hydraulic buffers.

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I like the MOE butt stock. It comes with a pad attached to the stock that adds a bit more overall length and it doesn't slip from your shoulder.

Magpul and others also have aftermarket pads to install on the stocks as well.

There isn't much of a recoil from AR's.

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I like the MOE butt stock. It comes with a pad attached to the stock that adds a bit more overall length and it doesn't slip from your shoulder.

Magpul and others also have aftermarket pads to install on the stocks as well.

There isn't much of a recoil from AR's.
I'll never forget that first day at the range in Basic Training when the drill instructor placed the M16 squarely on his private parts and blasted off a 20-round mag. to prove to us there was no recoil.

I always wondered if he was wearing a cup!
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Can you please share your preferences as to an M4 adjustable butt stock and buffer tube?

Don't want the skeleton type.
Want good quality.

I've read that there is a " reduced recoil" buffer tube? My wife will also be shooting this AR15.

tks
I just went with a 6-position Mil-Spec. collapsible stock, which seems to work well for me. I added the rubber butt pad that is made for it that costs $6.00 and that brought it to 14" LOP when fully extended.

Here's a link with all kinds of different types. The Magpuls are really popular, but are a little too rich for my budget. If I ever find a gold mine in my backyard, I'll get a Magpull.

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SNAKEDRIVER:
We were only instructed with the M1 Garand: Many sore thumbs putting in that clip. It didn't happen to me, thankfully.

What's the advantage of MAGPUL?

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We were only instructed with the M1 Garand: Many sore thumbs putting in that clip. It didn't happen to me, thankfully.

What's the advantage of MAGPUL?
RC, Magpuls are a sturdy well-built products worthy of combat duty in the field.
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I'll never forget that first day at the range in Basic Training when the drill instructor placed the M16 squarely on his private parts and blasted off a 20-round mag. to prove to us there was no recoil.

I always wondered if he was wearing a cup!
Funny, my DI in basic fired off a few rounds like that with an M14. Surely he was wearing a cup!
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...What's the advantage of MAGPUL?
As Snakedriver said, the MOE and CTR are sturdy and well built. I particularly like the CTR since it flat out won't rattle and comes with a QD sling mount.

As far as the receiver extension, I've been pleased with BCM's milspec tube and H buffer. The Vltor that mjkeat mentioned would be an excellent choice.
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Is it possible to stick to 2 or 3 suppliers for the AR15 parts without over paying too much?
Do the shipping minimums negate the savings of shopping around too much?
What is your strategy?
I love shopping on line but...

I hope I'm not asking too many questions.

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