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Posted: 8/21/2004 7:40:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 7:40:44 AM EDT by hispeedal2]
What are the downsides or upsides to an aluminum CAR buttstock? Do they have rattle problems? What about weight?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 2:24:42 PM EDT
I had one, didn't care for it. Rattled, paint chiped off, unconfortable in cold weather (freezing cold cheek weld) and yes, weighed a little more.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 2:44:26 PM EDT
I agree with jj, get the fiberite stock!
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:21:46 PM EDT
Cold weather use (putting your cheek against one in sub freezing weather).

Early ones had a tendancy to shatter when struck hard (be careful when doing doing the extream clearing drill).
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:24:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:52:04 PM EDT
Never desired an aluminum stock for a carbine after learning the pitfalls of metal surfaces with my aluminum freefloat tube.

HOT in the summer sun and COLD in the winter. Hence the reason why I paracord wrapped my aluminum handguards 4-5 years ago, didn't take me long to figure it out.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 2:22:34 PM EDT
OK. I guess its not such a good thing after all. Thanks for the input.
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