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Need help witn a new AR stock

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by goon, Jul 5, 2006.

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  1. goon

    goon Member

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    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.
     
  2. Chipperman

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    Here is my RRA with a VLTOR stock. No rattles

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

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    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.
     
  5. Chipperman

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    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.
     
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    The Cavalry Arms stocks do not rattle. They are the current government contractor for M16 furniture.
    madmike has the OD colors and may be able to get other colors he's a member and distributor.
    You can pm him or email him.
     
  7. goon

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    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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