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Posted: 4/20/2008 8:56:41 AM EDT
besides carrying in a vehicle, or use with body armour, or keeping the size shorter for transport. what's the benifit of a home use/back yard M4 with a colapsible stock ?
I'm leary about  movement / slop and don't see the need for $100 high end  adj stock.
Other than the coolness factor?.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 9:00:56 AM EDT
I think you'll find with any good retractable stock there will be little to no movement/slop.  The magpul CTR is a very respectable retractable, while the Magpul PRS is a very respectable Stationary.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 9:09:04 AM EDT
Thanks, I'll look at the magpull site.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 9:10:52 AM EDT
One benefit is that you can adjust the length of pull for younger shooters and shooters with shorter arms.  I am using the Magpul CTR and there is no movement.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 9:28:57 AM EDT
I like it shorter than most fixed stocks offer.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 9:30:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2008 9:30:52 AM EDT by jhereg]
I like my retractable stock for several reasons. (I use a Choate on my SBR)
1) I'm 6', but I shoot an AR w/ a short stock.  I keep mine 1 notch short of fully collapsed.
2) My son (6 yo) can shoot it w/ the 22 conversion kit.  I collapse it all the way for him.
3) It fits in a shorter case w/ the stock fully collapsed, which takes up less space in the car & makes it easier to get in/out of the vehicle w/ it.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 10:26:57 AM EDT
You can adjust your eye relief for scopes when using different positions.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 11:00:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DernHumpus:
I like it shorter than most fixed stocks offer.

So do I, and I finally sacked up and ordered a retractable stock yesterday.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 11:02:40 AM EDT
I like the feel of a fixed but I like the utility of a retractable.  It's nice to be able to put it where you want.  If you're not wearing a bunch of stuff, you may want it out a little more than if you're wearing a heavy coat and a pack.  Or guys wear the armor.

If a fixed fits you, then stick with it.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 11:25:22 AM EDT
You dont have to chicken wing a shorter stock and can use a propper stance when shooting on the move.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 11:28:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2008 11:28:50 AM EDT by Duffy]
For short eye relief scopes like the 4x32 ACOGs, or scopes with too much eye relief and can't be mounted further forward, adjustable LOP is appreciated.
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