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Old 11-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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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
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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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
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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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Be aware that not all commercial tubes are angled on the rear.
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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?
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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?
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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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