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 LOP of A2 stock?
striven82  [Member]
5/30/2007 7:53:38 PM
What is the LOP of an A2 buttstock. I want to buy an Ace Socom Stock but I want to make sure that I still have the legnth I need for precision shooting. I don't know if I should go with the long or short. Also, the stock on my (in the mail) AR is of the A2 style. What additional parts will I need to fit one of these stocks?
Thanks
Steve
striven82  [Member]
5/31/2007 11:58:17 PM
Is it over 9.5"? Seems like it should be.
RedFalconBill  [Team Member]
6/1/2007 8:34:57 AM

Originally Posted By striven82:
What is the LOP of an A2 buttstock. I want to buy an Ace Socom Stock but I want to make sure that I still have the legnth I need for precision shooting. I don't know if I should go with the long or short. Also, the stock on my (in the mail) AR is of the A2 style. What additional parts will I need to fit one of these stocks?
Thanks
Steve


The Length of Pull for an A-2 fixed stock is 13 5/8".

I think that you are asking what length the stock is. The A-2 stock is 10 1/8" (+/-).

With a 1/2" pad the SOCOM stock is adj from a LOP of 11.5" to 13.5".

With a 1/2" pad the SOCOM (L) stock is adj from a LOP of 12.0" to 14.0".

If you choose the SOCOM stock you will need a carbine buffer and recoil spring.

IF you choose the SOCOM (L) stock you can use your existing rifle buffer and recoil spring.

What brought you to the SOCOM stock? IMO, the SOCOM stock is more of a fixed stock that can be adjusted (if need be) rather then a collapsible stock, a la VLTOR, Magpul CTR, etc.
TxRabbitBane  [Member]
6/1/2007 10:59:30 AM
Interesting topic.

I have a ACE adjustable stock on my precision-shooting AR and just bought an A2 to see if I like it better. I'm waiting for a new optic mount so haven't been able to make a good comparison yet. Whichever one loses will become the stock on my beater.

Just screwing around with it, however, I like the A2. It has nothing mechanical to wear out, break, or change LOP in any way, so my feeling is that it's idiot proof (except for the loose nut behind the trigger). That being said, the ACE SOCOM has been rock solid, durable, and reliable; I have no complaints.
striven82  [Member]
6/1/2007 3:17:05 PM
What drew me towards the socom is that it's strong and adjustable without being bulky. How are the adjustments made? Is it push button or is it like a tension screw?
Thanks
TxRabbitBane  [Member]
6/1/2007 3:52:29 PM
SOCOM has a button you push to adjust. I've heard of people having trouble with the button sticking, but it's never been bad for me and I've run mine fairly hard for a year or so.
ETA: I love my ACE stock, I just wanted to see if the A2 was better for precision shooting. I was building another rifle anyway.