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Posted: 3/8/2006 6:52:35 AM EDT
First of all I would like to say that this is a great site. It is very informative and everyone seems helpful and friendly.
Now onto my question:
I've been poking around, but haven't seen any posts regarding this (some one please tell me if I am in left field over here). Are there any cons to putting a telescoping stock kit onto a rifle with a 20 in barrel? Does barrel length have anything to do with the buffer and spring?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:00:00 AM EDT
I was wondering the same thing......
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:01:58 AM EDT
Some people think it looks funny since a telescoping stock is usally used for a carbine type weapon. But other than that your good to go.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:03:52 AM EDT
You can place a collapsable stock on a 20" rifle. I am yet to fire one in this config however I suspect it may kick more than with the standard stock being that you will have to use a carbine buffer.

Here is recent post showing one setup like you are thinking about:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=267979

Hope this helps.

CSP
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:05:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 7:06:37 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
Here try these old threads:

archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=255525

archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=259492

May be of some help,

Mike

ETA -


Does barrel length have anything to do with the buffer and spring?


No.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:08:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 7:09:28 AM EDT by matthewdanger]
I have seen 20" rifles with telescoping stocks. I think there was even a picture thread for them a while back.

The buffer and spring are not related to the barrel length, they are related to the buffer tube.

Edit: Mr. Wilson beat me to it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:42:52 AM EDT
Thanks all for the quick response! I also looked a little more through build pics thread and found a couple pics resembling what I'd like to do. Now all I need is to get a little scratch together!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:00:47 AM EDT
The standard issue M16 (C7) for the Canadian Army uses a 20" upper with a telestock. Does look funny, but you can't argue with that. Look at any pics of Canadians in Afghanistan, there you go.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:39:54 AM EDT
Most tele-stocks you will see here on 20" AR is the LMT SOPMOD stock.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:42:08 PM EDT
My issue rifle is a 20" and since we wear big huge bulky life jackets on top of our Body Armor at work, collapsible stocks have become popular. They are also very popular with the smaller statured Rangers. All our full time boating officers have collapsible stocks.

They do make the gun feel more muzzle heavy when you are used to a 16" but they work just fine!!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 4:23:20 PM EDT
16" 18" 20" - doesn't matter... the telestock is more for adjustment to heavy clothing, etc. anyone using a 24" would likely not use or need one, simply since they are likely used for prone, varmint, or bag shooting.

HTH.

septic tank
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:22:25 PM EDT
A 20" rifle with a government profile barrel and telestock is actually pretty nice.

It's light and handles well.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:30:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hookahjoe:
First of all I would like to say that this is a great site. It is very informative and everyone seems helpful and friendly.
Now onto my question:
I've been poking around, but haven't seen any posts regarding this (some one please tell me if I am in left field over here). Are there any cons to putting a telescoping stock kit onto a rifle with a 20 in barrel? Does barrel length have anything to do with the buffer and spring?
Thanks in advance for any help.



Yep

Can-do

Canadian military has been doing it for a while now, IIRC...
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