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Old 11-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #11
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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
Magpie makes both commercial and mil spec.
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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?
Mine is a 6 position angled. The angle is very slight...only a few degrees

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And as far as I know its a stock Bushmaster commercial buffer. I would definitely measure it

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Yeah Busmaster uses the cheaper commercial diameter tube but measure anyway just in case. This is why so many of us recommend milspec ARs in the first place. Very annoying to have to remember that your AR uses oddball sizes on the tube and sight height, among other cost saving issues.

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well is was wanting a 6 position anyways so if my stock tube is commercial would i be able to put mil spec on since the tubes are pretty cheap

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well is was wanting a 6 position anyways so if my stock tube is commercial would i be able to put mil spec on since the tubes are pretty cheap
Yes, and it's a great idea now since you're buying a stock anyway so no extra cost. PSA sells the milspec tube for $20 last time I checked. It's good to go, I paid a little more and got their full kit that also came with buffer/spring/end plate/castle nut.

My buddy did this to his BM and they assembled it with gunk on the threads so it was a female dog to remove.
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Yeah I was thinking of getting magpul acs stock and found a mil spec 6 postion tube from I think spike tact for $15

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Spikes should be GTG too and you can't argue with $15. PSA has a great price on Magpul stock kits including the tube, spring, buffer, end plate and castle nut. Haven't checked to see if they have the ACS or ACS-L. It might be worth it if you can sell your old stock/tube to recover some of the cost.

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