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Posted: 1/8/2006 12:13:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 12:17:05 PM EDT by armaliteuser]
About to look at a few collapsible stocks and believe I only saw one post out (without reply to the reference to facial hair)of 15 pages on the Choosing Best Collapsible Stock for you thread.

Currently bearded face for last 20 years and would not like to shave out a pattern for good cheek weld.
Which of the stocks has least chance of snagging facial hair? Or is it just common sense that the smoothest but yet not the best stock that will have to do?

Fire awayhairyreal good advice before payment, installation, return with request for refund due to facial hair getting snagged.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:40:03 PM EDT
Lmt Sopmod smooth and comfortable bearded or not.

Dustdevil out........
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:42:29 PM EDT
AVOID THE VLTOR! Major ouchies if you have facial hair!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:58:41 PM EDT
Hahahah, Wish I knew about that before I held my first carbine with the telescoping stock, it does hurt pretty bad.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:01:02 PM EDT
the Vltor is the only one I've heard that comes with a built in beard trimmer snagger
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:36:38 PM EDT
magpul
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:17:07 AM EDT
Wait for the new MagPul
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:22:01 AM EDT
regular collapsible stocks have been beard friendly for me
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:41:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 5:42:22 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:56:12 AM EDT
For you, my long bearded friend, the ACE SOCOM Stock.

http://www.aceltdusa.com/images04/AR15/M4SOCOM-Open.jpg

Nicely padded for your beard's comfort.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:00:44 AM EDT
The new magpul is just like a standard collapsible as far as cheekweld and beards go...

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:13:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 10:22:10 AM EDT by theshootersden]
I had the facial hair snag syndrome with just about all the collapsible stocks Ive used... COLT, Bushmaster, Model 1 Sales and RRA all snagged the same until I discovered the 'wrap rag around stock body, carefully squeeze in vise then heat with hair drier' trick... That trick not only eliminated plucking of my facial hair, it also eliminated all the buffer tube/stock body slop...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:10:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
For you, my long bearded friend, the ACE SOCOM Stock.

www.aceltdusa.com/images04/AR15/M4SOCOM-Open.jpg

Nicely padded for your beard's comfort.




trade no beard snag for rob you of your money for a crap stock.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:21:49 AM EDT
Shoot NTCH and don't worry about it.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:23:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 10:25:30 AM EDT by Griz]
I have a beard that reminds people of Grizzly Adams (hence my online handle). I have never had any problem with the Magpul M93.

The m93 does *not* move when you lock it in position. The wiggling and wobbling of other stocks is what causes problems with beards.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:24:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By easy610:
AVOID THE VLTOR! Major ouchies if you have facial hair!




this is not true, I sell these and I have a beard I have tried and tried to get it to pull any of my facial hair, and so have many other people that I know. I have never met anyone that had it pull a hair on 'em, just something they heard.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:28:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JosephR:
The new magpul is just like a standard collapsible as far as cheekweld and beards go...




Have you tried one? It has that friction lock widget that I would wager will eliminate the movement that grabs beards on other stocks.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:47:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By easy610:
AVOID THE VLTOR! Major ouchies if you have facial hair!




this is not true, I sell these and I have a beard I have tried and tried to get it to pull any of my facial hair, and so have many other people that I know. I have never met anyone that had it pull a hair on 'em, just something they heard.




from time to time i will get a few hairs yanked, but i will admit the vltor is mounted on my .50 beowulf which recoils a bit more.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:22:02 PM EDT
+1 for VLTOR with tape, lol
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:22:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:54:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By easy610:
AVOID THE VLTOR! Major ouchies if you have facial hair!




this is not true, I sell these and I have a beard I have tried and tried to get it to pull any of my facial hair, and so have many other people that I know. I have never met anyone that had it pull a hair on 'em, just something they heard.



Ummmm. OK. But I've personally experienced it....so while anecdotal, I'll grant you, it is factual.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:35:47 PM EDT
I use about an inch of 1.75" bike inner tube and overlap the end of the stock so that it just barely touches the buffer tube. It keeps my beard where it belongs.

Just pop the stock off and stretch it over the end.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:50:23 PM EDT
Couple inches of OD duct tape to cover the hole in the stock. If it gets too ratty just replace it.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:50:58 PM EDT
I guess so. If it's the movement of the stock on the body that causes it and the magpul doesn't move then it should be solved. I figured that any little gap there would be prone to having a rogue beard hair sneak in underneath and the recoil would be enough to snag it. I'm thinking that if you were to move 1/16" of an inch more than your rifle does during recoil, that you'd feel it!

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:09:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:30:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By easy610:
Ummmm. OK. But I've personally experienced it....so while anecdotal, I'll grant you, it is factual.



how, I've tried and tried and tried, and I can never do it, or the people I let try it, it doesn't on them either. Don't get me wrong, if you said it did to you I believe you, but I don't know how u did it.
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