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Old April 15, 2015, 10:11 PM   #1
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stock recommendations needed

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I want to build an AR15 with a 20 inch upper. What stock should I go with? Thanks!
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Old April 15, 2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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What kind of 20"? Lightweight? Government profile? Hbar? Bull barrel? A2 or A4 type build? NM gun? Varmint rifle? Need to know more before we can say what will work well/look good.
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Old April 15, 2015, 10:23 PM   #3
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1) find a stock you like the look of.
2) buy that stock.
3) put stock on gun when it arrives.

pretty much all there is to it.....for the most part, they all do the some thing....just a matter of personal preference
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Old April 15, 2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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I'm thinking government profile.
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Old April 15, 2015, 10:35 PM   #5
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If you're doing a plain Jane A2 or A4 build, I'd go with a standard A2 stock. If you're doing something different with the hand guard, maybe consider the Ace Skeleton, Luth-AR skeleton or Magpul MOE rifle stock.

This is, of course, assuming that you're thinking fixed stock.
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Old April 15, 2015, 10:35 PM   #6
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1) find a stock you like the look of.
2) buy that stock.
3) put stock on gun when it arrives.

pretty much all there is to it.....for the most part, they all do the some thing....just a matter of personal preference
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I'm thinking government profile.
Then buy that stock. Just a matter of personal preference and what works for you. My choice in AR stocks is pretty apparent:



I have a few more but they all look about the same.

You setup a rifle based on your personal taste, not what me or anyone else likes. Get what you like, be happy, life is good.

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Old April 15, 2015, 10:40 PM   #7
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If you decide to go with an adjustable stock, get the A5 receiver extension assembly.

Originally, I built a 20 inch precision AR with an UBR butt stock. The UBR is very comfortable and durable, but it comes with a weight penalty. I've since switched to an A5 receiver extension assembly and the MagPul fixed length carbine stock. It's much lighter and the recoil with the A5 is softer and smoother. For me, the fixed length carbine stock has a better cheek weld than any of the adjustable stocks I've tried, as the fixed length carbine stocks cover the full length of the RE tube
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Old April 16, 2015, 12:00 AM   #8
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Then buy that stock.
Reloadron: I'm totally ignorant of what you mean by that. But I can tell you that I'm thinking of a stock like the ones you have on your AR's.

Are those A2 stocks? I wouldn't mind cutting down on the size, so is the A1 stock a good alternative?

Thanks!
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Old April 16, 2015, 12:52 AM   #9
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I like this one for target shooting.

I like this one for run&gun; its a Magpul.



This is my 20":

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Old April 16, 2015, 01:06 AM   #10
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It is kind of personal taste, and purpose-based, Archangel.

I favor the Magpul PRS.

I also favor tall thin brunette women with green eyes, 36C-24-35, and a sense of humor. YMMV.
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Old April 16, 2015, 08:23 AM   #11
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Reloadron: I'm totally ignorant of what you mean by that. But I can tell you that I'm thinking of a stock like the ones you have on your AR's.

Are those A2 stocks? I wouldn't mind cutting down on the size, so is the A1 stock a good alternative?

Thanks!
Yes, mine are A2 type stocks, merely because that is what I happen to like and what appeals to me in an AR type rifle. Maybe because the first rifle handed to me after the M14 was a M16.

The only things I see as important is the stock should fit the shooter meaning it should be comfortable in your shoulder and you should like the visual look of the stock. The AR type rifle is a funny animal in that there is no shortage of stocks or assorted accessories that can be attached to the rifle. The only person who needs to be pleased with the finished product is you, the owner and shooter of the rifle. That would be my point.

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Old April 16, 2015, 08:35 AM   #12
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My vote is Magpul CTR.

The adjustable LOP is nice, it is reasonably light, and has what I think is the superior method of sling attachment options.... The vertical slot that is just the other side of the butt pad. This allows the rifle to lay flat against your front side (using a 2 point) with nothing poking you then or when shouldered to shoot.
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Old April 16, 2015, 08:50 AM   #13
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*luth-ar mba

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