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Posted: 8/27/2004 7:27:20 AM EDT
Lurking and searching has revealed lots of commentary on the MagPul, Crane
and Vltor stocks, but not a lot of comparisons among the regular M4-type

While I would love to install a MagPul or Vltor collapsible stock on my rifle,
I just can't put that kind of money into it now. Of the traditional collapsible
stocks (RRA, Bushmaster, CavArms, etc) does any one have a rep for
being the most solid, or are they all about the same?

And from whom should I acquire a 6-position buffer tube? This stock is
destined to go on to a Bushmaster Dissy on 9/14/2004. Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:33:01 AM EDT
RRA unmarked are great for the money. Last one I had, I paid $67.00 for it complete.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:45:18 AM EDT
I would have to imagine the LMT tube and gen 2 stock are a nice combination.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:47:51 AM EDT
I have one of the un-marked RRA/Bushmaster stocks, and it has been excellent. But, if I was going to be buying now, I would go with the Cavalry Arms unit from Adrenaline_Arms on the EE!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:51:26 AM EDT
I'd say go for the LMT stocks, but if money is an issue than RRA is a good choice. There's about a $55 price difference between the two.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:00:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:11:06 AM EDT
This is one of the few times I'd vote Colt. I just sold my Colt 4-position, but from the one time I had it mounted it was very nice for a collapsible.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:13:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:30:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By norman74:
This is one of the few times I'd vote Colt. I just sold my Colt 4-position, but from the one time I had it mounted it was very nice for a collapsible.

I agree, that Colt is the best of the standard type M4 stocks, but given the price difference between the Colt and the Rock River, it's just not worth the difference. BTW, the Rock River, Bushmaster, J&T and several other brand stocks are all exactly the same piece, made by the same contractor, so get what's least expensive. Right now that's usually Rock River.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:00:10 PM EDT
I've used both the no-name aluminum and a Colt 4-position plastic one. No contest; the Colt is far superior. Ever put your cheek on an aluminum stock in cold weather? Not reccommended. Even putting bike tire innertube didn't help all that much.

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:51:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:11:54 AM EDT
The only real difference is price.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:46:57 PM EDT
How about the one for sale on Model 1's web site? They have a 6-position "Fiber Lite" collapsible stock. Does it have the same cylidrical weights in the buffer as Bushmaster claims? Model 1 is asking $42; Bushmaster $99.95
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:14:33 PM EDT
tagged for later
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:59:04 PM EDT
On the cheap buy the RRA stock, best bang for the buck ($67). You could always sell the buffer tube and stock, keep the rest (nut receiver end cap buffer and buffer spring) to upgrade with later.

If you intend on upgrading to the crane or VLTOR buy the Colt style buffer tube either from LMT or VLTOR ($40ish) , and the LMT M4 style stock not the crane. That way you wont have to buy the buffer tube all over again.

CL Tactical has the LMT M4 style for 125 shipped
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