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Posted: 1/28/2006 12:54:16 PM EDT
Hey all,

Seeing as how the ban has been expired for a good while now I'm looking to convert my "ban-legal" AR to its appropriate glory by adding a new barrel with threads and a lug and also by adding a collapsible stock. In the interest of saving money (I'm a grad student) I was thinking of getting one of the "el cheapo" telescoping stocks like the ones made by Leapers at Cheaper Than Dirt....

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR007-3293-1888.html

I'm not really interested in the six-position M4's, mainly due to my budget. However, if anyone has had a bad experience with the Leapers 4-position stocks or similar ones made by another manufacturer I'd like to hear about it. Otherwise I'm probably gonna go with the Leapers.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 1:20:38 PM EDT
Try RB performance in the industry section here. Rock River for a good price.

I have no experience with them as a vendor. You're on your own there.

M4-AK
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 2:42:23 PM EDT
I fully understand where you are coming from, but I would avoid getting that low cost leapers stock. the ones I have seen were not very good at all.

For 50$ you can get a much better quality one from here.

Or even go here and get a good stock from a very reputable vendor.

The buffer tube, springs and buffer are very important to the function of the rifle.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:09:20 PM EDT
When it comes to a tele stock, don't go cheap! I'm not saying you have to drop $200 on an LMT, but get a quality M4 stock... I think you are looking at like $75 tops.

I have cheapo stocks and it was a mistake.


- BG
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:19:34 PM EDT
Buy Nice or Buy Twice!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 5:08:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 5:43:03 AM EDT
What do ya'll think of the Cav Arms telestock? I just ordered one. I know the guys at Cav are good folks and are into the plastic molding thing bigtime. $69 for the complete kit.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:00:39 AM EDT
Leapers is crap. Go to BravoCo or one of the other Industry guys and pick up a milspec kit for like $80. You'll only buy once, and you'll have a milspec product. If you decide you want storage alter you can get the TDI cheekpiece kit for another $20.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:04:04 AM EDT
Leapers is Chicom. Don't buy Chinese crap to put on an American battle rifle. It's just wrong. Don't support our enemy.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:55:47 AM EDT
You should also look in the Equipment Exchange here for a used one.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:33:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ipschoser1:
What do ya'll think of the Cav Arms telestock? I just ordered one. I know the guys at Cav are good folks and are into the plastic molding thing bigtime. $69 for the complete kit.



I like my Cav Arms M4 stock. Seems like a solid product to me. I've never compared it to the cheap chinese crap but I have compared it to a friends DPMS. I liked the Cav Arms much better.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:16:10 PM EDT
Thanks for all the help guys! I guess I'll just go with the M4 Milspec stock, probably from BravoCo. Again, thanks for the advice!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:32:40 PM EDT
I got a six position stock from J&T Distributing, and it's great! Check them out at:

www.jtdistributing.com

I ordered from the PDF catalog, called the order in over the phone and the woman who took my order was really cool. I think it was 65-75 bucks.

Verry sturdy and functions necely.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:38:19 AM EDT
CMT/Stag.... $65 - $75 for a complete kit. Mil-spec tube. Why be cheapo when you can have a great stock for not much - if any - more?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:02:09 AM EDT
Have any of you guys tried the fiberlight stocks from Model One Sales?

FIBERLIGHT STOCKS AT MODEL 1 SALES
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:08:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrBlankW30:
Have any of you guys tried the fiberlight stocks from Model One Sales?

FIBERLIGHT STOCKS AT MODEL 1 SALES




those fall in the same category as the other cheap stocks
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 10:34:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:

Originally Posted By DrBlankW30:
Have any of you guys tried the fiberlight stocks from Model One Sales?

FIBERLIGHT STOCKS AT MODEL 1 SALES




those fall in the same category as the other cheap stocks



+1

That style of stock can be had in better quality. Don't buy crap several times; buy quality once.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 11:20:32 AM EDT
RKangel777, any advice on where I might look for one of those Cav Arms M4 stocks?
Lancelot, where might I look for a CMT/Stag Mil-Spec set up?

Thanks much!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:22:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrBlankW30:
RKangel777, any advice on where I might look for one of those Cav Arms M4 stocks?
Lancelot, where might I look for a CMT/Stag Mil-Spec set up?

Thanks much!

Look in the Equipment Exchange here. There are plenty of reputable dealers (and site sponsors) that sell what you're are looking for.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:22:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matt_B:

Originally Posted By DrBlankW30:
RKangel777, any advice on where I might look for one of those Cav Arms M4 stocks?
Lancelot, where might I look for a CMT/Stag Mil-Spec set up?

Thanks much!

Look in the Equipment Exchange here. There are plenty of reputable dealers (and site sponsors) that sell what you're are looking for.



Here's where I ordered my Cav stock. It should be here soon. dsgarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=20&CFID=203204&CFTOKEN=68413494
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:00:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UVvis:

For 50$ you can get a much better quality one from here.

Or even go here and get a good stock from a very reputable vendor.



What is the difference between the $50 dollar equipment exchange stock and the bravo company mil-spec stock?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:13:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Spahn_Ranch:

Originally Posted By UVvis:

For 50$ you can get a much better quality one from here.

Or even go here and get a good stock from a very reputable vendor.



What is the difference between the $50 dollar equipment exchange stock and the bravo company mil-spec stock?



The 50$ EE stocks sound like they are rock river arms type stocks. They are a much better stock than the el cheapo stocks from China. The stock's like the stag/CMT have a buffer tube made to mil-spec, and they are supposed to feel and be better constructed. I have a RRA stock and a stag/CMT one, but have not compared them side by side yet, so I'm not the best to answer this fully.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:16:35 AM EDT
I bought a OLD Style Tele stock from bravo comp. its pretty nice for the around 40 buck price tag! and has hradly any slop!

I also bought the VLTOR wich is a BIT nicer and has a good cheek hold!

But it doesnt seem any tuffer or stronger than the Tactical Stocks from Colt/Bushwacker

I think if you are just going to the range to have fun get the FIBER LITE old school type stock!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:58:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ipschoser1:

Originally Posted By Matt_B:

Originally Posted By DrBlankW30:
RKangel777, any advice on where I might look for one of those Cav Arms M4 stocks?
Lancelot, where might I look for a CMT/Stag Mil-Spec set up?

Thanks much!

Look in the Equipment Exchange here. There are plenty of reputable dealers (and site sponsors) that sell what you're are looking for.



Here's where I ordered my Cav stock. It should be here soon. dsgarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=20&CFID=203204&CFTOKEN=68413494




Well, I got two new collapsable stocks last week. A Rock River (on a complete lower) and the Cav Arms. The RR is tighter than a ticks ***. The Cav looks great but is a sloppy fit on the supplied tube, rattle city.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:06:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:08:22 PM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
I bought a couple of those $20 el cheapos just as the ban was ending. One of them worked okay, but the other would collapse for the hell of it. They're cheap for a reason.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:50:19 PM EDT
It's allready been said but why put a $30 stock on a $600+ rifle?
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