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Old 04-28-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default shorten a rifle stock?

have fixed length ar10 stock. length of pull too long. anyone ever shorten one of these stocks. need about 1/2".
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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unless the company you purchased it from offers a collapsable carbine stock for your rifle i would say no.

the problem with the 308 caliber AR rifles is they are proprietary. they arent like the AR15 that have a fixed generic standard all companies build to.

with the AR10 type rifles they have a buffer tube that rides inside the stock for the full length so if you cut the stock down it will no long fit on the rifle.
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JonM's right, there are so many incompatible AR-10 versions you have to find out what you have. Now if you actually have a regular A2 stock and receiver extension you can get an A1 stock and lose the spacer that's required for A2. That will shorten it about 3/4". You probably can go to a carbine RE and buffer then add a Sully or Entry stock which is much shorter (if you want to stay with a fixed stock).
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