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Posted: 12/10/2003 3:56:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 3:59:08 PM EDT by GunnedUp]
Why would I use an A1 buttstock on my Colt 20" Match Target rather than the A2 buttstock? advantages or disses.
I am of average build and not using a heavy outergarment.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 4:38:09 PM EDT
Average build and no overcoat, a-2 stock is likely best. A short eye relief acog may benifit from a-1 stock. Personal thing. A 16" total barrel length carbine with an a-1 stock has its place as well.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:38:45 PM EDT
I like a A1 with a Daniel Def A1 Burnsed loop.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:43:31 PM EDT
I am tall and have gorilla arms. I like the A2 because I don't feel like I am scrunching myself up to shoot the rifle. ~AbM
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 3:48:19 AM EDT
So the A1 is best used w/a short eye relief? This is a Norinco 4x20. I have to get a little closer w/o having my cheek on the edge of the cheekpiece. How much shorter is the A1? Thanks..
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 4:56:28 AM EDT
Its 5/8" shorter. I am 6'3" and have long arms and the A2 stock was a bit too long for me. I got the Cav Arms A1 stock, ditched their buttplate, added the orginal A2's buttplate and now it feels super comfortable.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 6:16:02 AM EDT
For an average build person the A1 stock IS the best. A proper cheekweld with the AR-15/M16 has the user with their nose just about touching the chargind handle. This gives a consistant sight picture. The A2 stock is too long for most people to do this comfortably.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:11:18 AM EDT
Changing to an A1 stock made a huge difference for me, much better. It's only 5/8" but it feels like a new rifle. Shouldering now produces instant correct eye relief where before I had to shoulder, then scooch forward to get a good picture, and thats with the TA11 mounted as far to the rear as my ARMS #40 would allow. Also, moving the weight rearward is perceptable as my 16" V-Match heavy barrel is front heavy anyway. I am 6' by the way. Nuts{WOC}
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:41:01 AM EDT
I am 6'3" and the A1 just feels/handles better to me - a matter of personal preference & experience, IMO. I am just about through changing all of my fixed-stock ARs over to A1 or A1-length (ACE, etc.) stocks. Also, while I can use the A2 in a pinch my (MUCH smaller) wife pretty much [i]needs[/i] the shorter stocks. YMMV, of course.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 6:05:48 AM EDT
Thanks for all the replies. I feel that you guys are consistant in my thinking....
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