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Old 03-23-2015, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Most versatile AR stock?

I've started a build on an AR (5.56) and am building the lower piece-by-piece. I've decided to make two separate uppers, one a carbine w/ 16" barrel, and the other with at least a 20". The latter will be more of a 'varmint' build.

That being said, I'm going to have to pick my stock soon and I'm having trouble deciding. Does anyone have any opinions as to what stock would work well with two very different upper receivers? Any related advice for this type of build is welcome at this point.

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Old 03-23-2015, 08:41 PM   #2
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I like a Magpul ACS for a versatile stock. It's a little wider than standard so it offers a good cheek weld for precision but still normal enough to work/look great on a standard carbine build.


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Why not have multiple butt stocks? Most can be removed easily. Just make sure to get one that fits the buffer tube.
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Check out the Magpul STR. I think it's light enough for a carbine and to small or thin for a 20" varmint build. Also has a good wife check rest.
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FrontierTCB and Sgt_Skrb_25 - thank you for your recommendations! I will certainly look into these two first.

wknight40 - This is a great question, but I was wanting to keep the one stock to cut down on time when switching one upper with the other. My reasoning on this is that I'll probably keep the carbine upper on when storing for home defense, but if needed in a pinch I'd like to switch to something a bit more capable of "reaching out". I failed to mention that in my original question, sorry about that.
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the problem with collapsables is they do not offer much cheek rise and are loose for precision shooting.

the magpul ctr/moe line have available addon risers of various heights to rectify the cheek weld issue.

shooting plain iron sights nothing beats the good old A1/A2 rifle stock.
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If it was me (and this is what I do have) I'd go with a good brand of 6 position collapsible. You can add pads cheek rests pouches etc to suit your needs and length of pull again to suit your needs. I don't do alot of real precision shooting but I never noticed a problem with the looseness or even notice loosness for that matter and mine is not a high end brand it is a no name I picked up at a gun show relatively cheap. As for precision I had a cae of 75 grain moly coated black hills reloads they didn't run real reliable or I"d still be shooting them that gun with that stock rested over the hood of a 78 bronco would clover leaf that round all day long at about 120 yards. plenty precise for me.
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JonM and jsr5 - I totally skipped the thought of needing a riser for my stock. Thank you!

But I am looking at the CTR/MOE risers and they all say "This riser is for use on NON AR15/M4 applications as the riser will interfere with charging handle function. Originally designed for M14 carbine stock conversions"

Was this an issue for anyone?
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well no but thats because I don't use a riser I have a somewhat unique mounting system that mounts on the side of the "carry handle" keeps the scope on the same plane as the iron sights just have to slightly cant the rifle for scope use. Darn shame that mount is out of production I've only been able to get one more of them and have three more recievers to build eventually
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I have a somewhat unique mounting system that mounts on the side of the "carry handle" keeps the scope on the same plane as the iron sights just have to slightly cant the rifle for scope use
Today I learned that those even existed. I had no idea. That is pretty badass.
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