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Posted: 1/2/2006 11:27:57 AM EDT
What is the lightest weight stock for the AR15?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:32:31 PM EDT
If I had to guess it probably would be the skeleton stocks.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:35:04 PM EDT
a buffer tube and wire stock.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:43:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:50:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
The Colt brand old style telestock (without the ribs) is the lightest stock available for an AR. Followed VERY closely by everyone else's copy of the old style Colt telestock.



Yep.

That puppy is a feather-weight.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 1:01:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 6:01:57 PM EDT by mm34b]

Originally Posted By redfisher:

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
The Colt brand old style telestock (without the ribs) is the lightest stock available for an AR. Followed VERY closely by everyone else's copy of the old style Colt telestock.



Yep.

That puppy is a feather-weight.



Old style Colt plastic telestock is 5 ounces, not including 4-position Mil-Spec tube, spring, buffer, nut and end plate.

Everything above, around 14.7 ounces.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:54:16 PM EDT
Ace ultralight is the lightest stock around, and that's a fact.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:07:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 5:09:52 PM EDT by olds442tyguy]

Originally Posted By blackrazor:
Ace ultralight is the lightest stock around, and that's a fact.


No, it's not.

ETA: Nevermind, it may be tied with the old tele at 5 ounces.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:12:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:19:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
pic of the ultralight?



Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:21:24 PM EDT
LINK: ACE Ltd. USA AR stocks

Here we go, two models ... 6th & 7th items down the page.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:21:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 5:24:42 PM EDT by Kisara]
The M608 survival AR had a lighter stock than the CAR, and the wire stock from the older M231 was even lighter than that or the ACE (as is the DPMS copy of it). We've filled the battery tubes of Vltor and LMT with helium, but couldn't tell the difference.

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:58:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:03:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 6:05:45 PM EDT by mm34b]

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
Ah, ok, I know the ultra light... I guess I didnt know the name. The link that was provided says it is 5oz, but that does not include the tube. Someone mentioned the weight of the Colt stock as being 5 oz? I cant imagine the entire unit, reciever extension and all, weighing only 5 oz. Does it?

Either way, if I were looking for a light weight stock, and those two were in fact equal weight, I do believe I'd opt for the Colt and get the adjustable length of pull.



I edited my first post above with the total weight from the receiver back.
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