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magnum05 11-25-2012 04:35 PM

Mil spec vs Commercial spec stock?
 
im wanting to buy a new stock but im not quite sure what the difference between mil and commercial spec is.. i have a bushmaster carbine with an adjustable stock already but want to upgrade to a magpul.. Anyone can help me and explain the difference so i know what i have or need

Gatoragn 11-25-2012 04:39 PM

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JonM 11-25-2012 04:41 PM

http://www.ar15fornoobs.com/wp-conte...tube_Specs.jpg

milspec is stronger because it is a smaller diameter with thicker walls than a commercial tube

milspec tubes are flat on the rear commercial have a slant at the rear. thats the two obvious by looking features

JonM 11-25-2012 04:42 PM

LOL same pic

Hoffs333 11-25-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by magnum05
im wanting to buy a new stock but im not quite sure what the difference between mil and commercial spec is.. i have a bushmaster carbine with an adjustable stock already but want to upgrade to a magpul.. Anyone can help me and explain the difference so i know what i have or need

More than likely it will be a commercial buffer tube. I also have a Bushmaster and got a Magpul MOE stock. The difference between the commercial and mil-spec is the mil spec is a bit smaller in diameter, shorter in length and is straight on the back end. The commercial buffer is overall bigger and the end of it is at a bit of an angle.

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Gatoragn 11-25-2012 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1026531)
LOL same pic

What is they say about sharp minds?

SSGN_Doc 11-25-2012 04:49 PM

Be aware that not all commercial tubes are angled on the rear.

Overkill0084 11-25-2012 04:52 PM

A stupid question perhaps, but what problem is the slanted rear the solution to? Heck, for that matter, why create a new spec at all?

magnum05 11-25-2012 05:34 PM

by looking at pics does the commercial always have 6 position and the mil have 4 position? @ Hoffs.. the end of my buffer is flat and is a 4 position.. I guess the best way to find out is to take my stock off and measure the tube? correct?

jwalsh66 11-25-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by magnum05
by looking at pics does the commercial always have 6 position and the mil have 4 position? @ Hoffs.. the end of my buffer is flat and is a 4 position.. I guess the best way to find out is to take my stock off and measure the tube? correct?

The mil-spec's do come in 6 position. I just got one from larue. I'm sure ther e are other manufacturers that make them also.


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