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Knoxx Stocks

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by USMC Tanker, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. USMC Tanker

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    I am looking to make a few changes to my Remington 870P MAX shotgun.

    It's a great shotgun, no complaints from me. My intention is to make the shotgun more portable.

    With it's full stock and overall length, my shotgun is more appropriately used as a primary weapon. I'm going to be buying a Rock River Arms M4gery when I get back from Iraq this year and I intend for it to be my "go-to" primary arm.

    I'd like to reduce the overall length of my 870 by replacing the full Speedfeed stock with something shorter, preferably a folding stock, to make a nice and tight package to strap to side of my pack or store/use the shotgun in/from my vehicle.

    I've looked at all the major manufacturers' offerings (such as Butler Creek, Choate, ATI, Knoxx, etc) and the Knoxx stocks look to be the most promising.

    I like the SpecOps Folder the most, as it is the option that most radically reduces the overall length of shotguns and can be used in a shouldered or pistol grip-only fashion. My only concern is possibly limited sling options.

    The SpecOps stock is promising also, has no sling issues, but may not be quite what I am looking for.

    I used the search function, but nothing useful came up. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with either Knoxx stock? Are there any other stock options that may prove applicable?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. Leadhead

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    I had both and sold the Spec Ops Folder and kept the Spec Ops.
    I really didn't find the folder all that compact when folded and the regular spec ops handles way better and feels lighter.
    With the folder you only gain about 6 or 7 inches in reduced length compared to the Spec Ops.
    I wish they had designed the folder so that you could fold it down over the receiver more instead of having it stick up so much when folded....I couldn't even fit mine in a cheap plastic single rifle case because the distance between the bottom of the pistol grip and the highest part of the wire loop made the gun about 10 inches tall!
     
  3. USMC Tanker

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    Thank you for your input Leadhead.

    How compact is the SpecOps when fully collapsed? Happen to have a pic?
     
  4. Leadhead

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    The Spec Ops is only 6 inches longer then the Folder with the butt in the shortest position...It's nice to be able to adjust the length of the Spec Ops to fine tune the length of pull for different shooters or different outerwear.

    You can also see in the picture how tall the Spec Ops Folder is when folded.... Maybe it's not possible with the mechanisim they use but it would be nice if it locked folded parallel with the receiver and also could be unlocked and pushed even further down for a smaller package.

    Even though you need to jump through a few hoops to get shorter barrels in the States, I think the best way to reduce the length of your gun is to go with a 14 inch barrel and whatever buttstock floats your boat.


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  5. Blue02Formula

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    I like my Spec Ops stock.
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  6. GunDoctor

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    The Spec Ops is worth it.
     
  7. MarcusWendt

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    I can't say enough great things about the Spec Ops Stocks. It makes prolonged shooting of full power loads, Slugs, and magnum loads a pleasure. Even my eleven year old daughter can handle it.

    I've always liked the 870, but the Spec Ops stock makes me love it.
     
  8. Conqueror

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    I was very pleased with my mossberg SpecOps.
     
  9. USMC Tanker

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    Wow, thanks for all your feedback gents!

    Very much appreciated.
     
  10. BossHog

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    Big +1 on the SpecOps stock. Took mine out a few weeks ago for the first time in a while and was reminded how comfortable it makes shooting slugs.

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  11. 1KPerDay

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    do any of you get smacked in the cheek when using the 'standard' cheek weld? I've read that you have to keep your head back a bit on the specops.
     
  12. chris in va

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    I sold my Mossberg SpecOps. Couldn't get the sights aligned and the release button was blocked by the grip. I'll be getting a CompStock instead, when I'm gainfully employed again.
     
  13. Magic_Man

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    Old thread I know, but I guess the compstock is the only knoxx option us NJ people have. :(
     
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