Luth-AR MBA3 stock.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Sgt_Skrb_25, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Just a quick review of the Luth-AR MBA3 (adjustable carbine) stock. Visually it's a nice stock. Not very impressed with the function and comfort. First of all, the butt pad is hard plastic, not rubber padding. Second, adjustability is horrible. Most stocks have an easy access paddle or some sort of button to be able to make adjustments. This one is a knob you have to pull straight down. This wouldn't be bad if it wasn't for the adjustable check weld hardware getting in the way. Other thing I Don't like is the slop on the stock. It comes with an Allen wrench that stows on the stock, for adjusting the tension screw, but once you tighten it, you can't adjust the stock. For a $150 bucks, not sure if it's worth it. I bought this version so I can adjust the stock. This won't be bad for someone who wants to set the right adjustment for their eye relief and leave it, but for someone who likes to adjust based on how your shooting or position , the adjustment is a little cumbersome. Not going to give you manufactured specs you can find that on the website. Just wanted to share my slight disappointment in the product. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've looked at the ad in a magazine and wondered about the ergonomics. Thanks for the review. Anyone else try this?
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    To me it looks like they tried to make a carbine stock do too much. Like be light, but be a target stock.

    Be interesting to hear from you after some time on the range.
     
  4. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It sure looks cool. What does it do for you?

    I understand the adjustable cheek piece, but isn't the collapsible stock designed to provide length-of-pull adjustment?

    I think I would've spent the money on the stock gadget, magwell gadget, and aftermarket trigger on an Aimpoint Pro, but that's just me.
     
  5. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch New Member

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    Thank you for the honest review. I was considering this stock for my next build, not so much now.
     
  6. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I'll post once I get to take it out to the range.
     
  7. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    So it is a collapsible stock, but it's not the most accessible to actually pull the lever to do it. The check rest makes it harder to actuate, and if you tighten the tension screw to take out the slop in the stock, you can't collapse it then. As for the sight. I like it because it's a 4x powered optic. Just wanted to try it out.
     
  8. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've got three of them mounted. Been on the rifles for about six months now. I originally bought one because the Magpul PRS, was on back order.

    The Luth-AR is now the preferred stock for me, and my buddy. I adjust the length of pull seasonally to compensate for the thickness of my coats, and the cheek rest for different scopes. The adjustment seems pretty straight forward to me. But I don't change them often.
     
  9. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Is the recoil pad removable so you can put a spacer in to keep from adjusting it?
     
  10. kansas45

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    I run a Luth on my 6mm RAT and like it pretty good. I don't notice any slop, and the adjustments are pretty easy and straight forward. I don't change the set-up very often, but when I do it works pretty good.
    I have some PRS stocks also. Both the Magpul and Luth stocks are worth owning.
     
  11. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I think for some one who doesn't make a lot of adjustment it is a good stock.
     
  12. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Not sure I understand the question: The stock is adjustable, without shimming.
     
  13. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I guess the question would make ore sense directed towards Sgt: if it difficult to adjust, would it be easier to shim the buttpad? Maybe I'm thinking too far outside the box.
     
  14. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    The but pad is also adjustable. I think maybe and 1"-1.5" in and out. You can also shift the but pad up/down and left to right with a couple of screws.
     
  15. harkersislandnc

    harkersislandnc Active Member

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    To each his own but that looks fussy/complicated for a carbine stock. Looks like a LR Rifle stock.
     
  16. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    It was modeled after the MBA1 which was a fixes rifle stock. They had good Intensions but horrible execution.