Need help witn a new AR stock


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goon
July 5, 2006, 05:19 PM
I am planning to replace the stock on my Olympic AR with a better one. The collapsible stock that is on it is functional for now but it just seems kind of cheap and it rattles too much.
I am looking for a collapsible stock that doesn't rattle much (I know that because of how they are made they will probably rattle a little bit no matter what). Less is better.
The construction on mine also seems a little cheesy. The nut that holds the adjustment handle on fell off when I first got it so I center punched it a few times to keep it from working loose again but I want the arrangement with the roll pin through the nut instead.
I am also planning to replace the plastic factory buffer with a standard carbine buffer. The gun works perfectly with the one that is in it but trust metal over plastic. I am thinking standard weight will do but I have also seen heavier buffers around. What are they for?

I am looking at M4 stocks from Calvary Arms, ACE, and Stag Arms. What is my best bet? Have I overlooked any?
I would like to order one this week before I go back to work.
Thanks.

BTW - I put this here because it is more about a part than the actual rifle. Sorry if it should have been in the rifle forum.

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Chipperman
July 5, 2006, 05:23 PM
This is the best one:
http://www.vltor.com/carbine-modstock.html

Bring money, lots of money. :eek:

GoRon
July 5, 2006, 06:40 PM
Here is my RRA with a VLTOR stock. No rattles

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/45Ron/DCP_0800IndustryPic.jpg

Make sure you buy a milspec buffer tube if you buy a milspec buttstock.

goon
July 5, 2006, 08:55 PM
Yikes!
That is just a wee bit outside of my budget.
I would prefer to get a better stock on it for less than about $75.
Sorry. I should have mentioned that.

Thanks though.

Chipperman
July 6, 2006, 10:34 AM
LOL!
I don't have one either.
They are very nice though, as you can see from GoRon's pic.
Solid as a rock. I have not seen a better quality one, but you pay for it.
I'll put one on my M16 eventually.

mrmeval
July 6, 2006, 10:44 AM
The Cavalry Arms (http://www.cavalryarms.com/) stocks do not rattle. They are the current government contractor for M16 furniture.
madmike (http://www.thehighroad.org/member.php?u=2655) has the OD colors and may be able to get other colors he's a member and distributor.
You can pm (http://www.thehighroad.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=2655) him or email (http://www.thehighroad.org/sendmessage.php?do=mailmember&u=2655) him.

goon
July 6, 2006, 12:37 PM
Thanks.
I have been doing some research though and there are apparently two different sized buffer tubes for AR's - one military and one commercial.
I have to get my calipers out and measure my buffer to know what size stock my rifle takes.
I think...

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