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DRandi

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In the process of acquire parts for the second round 6.5 barrel buy. One of the items that I'm hung up on is the stock. I wish I could afford to just buy a bunch and see what I like best, but can't afford that right now. Rifle must remain practical for SHTF and I don't mean zombies. I live in central FL so hurricanes, natural disasters, and the aftermath that follows are a very real possibility. I've looked at the ACE skeleton stocks but no flat on the bottom to ride a rear bag effectively and can't build up a stable cheek rest. VLTOR is out, I have a bead and the cuts in the cheek rest grab my hairs.

Stocks I'm considering and some thoughts on them.


Standard A2 with Triad Tactical stock pack to get correct cheek build and add some comfort. Bare metal and plastic gets hot in the Florida sun. http://www.triadtactical.com/Triad-Stock-Pack.html Cheap, simple, light, but curved tail may not ride a rear bag very well in recoil management. Also a lot of manufactures out there now that are sub-par quality. May take some digging to find a quality one.

Second option is the Magpul PRS. https://www.magpul.com/products/prs%C2%AE-precision-adjustable-stock-%E2%80%93-ar15-m16 Lots of adjustment to fit perfectly, but expensive and a little heavy and may snag brush and branches. Weight is a concern when hauling all my crap around. It my be beneficial to balance the rifle against the 22" barrel, but don't know.

Third is the XLR Industries tac lite http://www.xlrindustries.com/butt-stocks.html  I worry about all the holes catching on branches and under brush. Just as expensive and heavy as the PRS.


Purpose of this rifle is mainly for target shooting at medium ranges 0-700 meters and maybe hunting. I target shoot primarily out in the field, prone, kneeling, sitting. I don't like bench rest shooting. When I do go to the range you will find me off in the dirt beside the lanes when allowed. My philosophy is train like how your are going to use it.

So what do you guys think?

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Have you thought about a Luther or Magpul MOE rifle stock? Sometimes simpler is better. 
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Yes I have. I like the idea of the Luth MBA, only concern is the single side support of the cheek riser flexing. Maybe a none issue, but I haven't tried one. The MOE would require me to build up the cheek rest some for proper scope alignment. Not sure if the shape of the stock will work with a commercially available pad. I know I could do the cheep long range bolt gun trick of duct taping a mouse pad or two on. Any experiance with the Luth MBA?


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I can vouch for luth-AR MBA, I picked one up a few days after its initial release for a Grendel project. Upon it's arrival I was astonished with its fit and finish and even more so with its weight.  This stock is attached to my go to Grendel MSR and considering the terrain and volume of hunting we do lightweight components are a must.  The design is very robust and while the adjustments may not be quite as smooth as a PRS they're certainly not lacking strength or consistency.  To address your concern about the cheek rest, the way the stock and cheek piece were engineered there really isn't a way that one could cause it to flex as the cheek piece itself has multiple points of contact with the stock thus one would have to flex the stock body as well and that isn't happening with out a sledge hammer.  I apologize that my description isn't very eloquent, its tough to describe without putting your hands on the unit yourself. Hope this helps
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