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Posted: 3/4/2006 4:51:16 PM EDT
Well , due to a torn rotator cuff {shoulder} , I need to get a new stock for my M1a Scout.

This is a rifle I have grown to be fond of in its original form, but I do need to lighten it up a bit and she needs a vertical foregrip.

It seems the selection in stocks are greater than ever , but still pretty limited.

This is how I have percieved them , please tell me if I am wrong, my decision will be based on what I here from you guys.

I never get to see these stocks in person. Most of the people I shoot with are so "AR15 Happy" , thay cant even spell M1a , this boards input is needed.

To me it seems that :

Sage = functional, tough, hard to field strip,cheek weld alot lower vs. top rail, HEAVY.

Vltor/SA/SocomII = user adaptable , takes AR grips and buttstocks,well made,easy to strip,
?wieght?

Troy= machined aluminum, $795 wtf , nice cheekweld ,lightest of the bunch, avaliable soon

Remember , I am looking to lighted her up, and have at least a solid vertical foregrip mount.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:25:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 5:26:27 PM EDT by H2O_MAN]

Originally Posted By AMZ:

Remember , I am looking to lighted her up, and have at least a solid vertical foregrip mount.



All of the stocks you list are going to be heavy @ 5 > pounds
IMO, the lightest would be a modified SAGE ALCS/CV - my custom LAW483 version is < 3.5 pounds.

It will accept the picitanny rail adaptor for a solid verticle grip mount.
The HOGUE buttstock has a thick rubber pad for comfort and has an ajustable cheek rest (not pictured)


HTH ~
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:20:24 PM EDT
As H20 said, I don't think you're gonna save weight with any of the listed stocks. Other than differences in barrell length and profile, there's not a lot of ways to lighten the '14. Most mods out there just add weight to a rifle already flirting with the upper limits of reasonable heft.With a Scout, you're pretty much at the lighter end of the range with the barrell already. If your Scout isn't already in a synthetic stock, you could get one and attach a short section of rail on the bottom of the foreend to mount your FPG, probably about the lightest solution you're gonna find.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:13:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bishopm14:
If your Scout isn't already in a synthetic stock, you could get one and attach a short section of rail on the bottom of the foreend to mount your FPG, probably about the lightest solution you're gonna find.



I like this idea
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 4:36:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:

Originally Posted By bishopm14:
If your Scout isn't already in a synthetic stock, you could get one and attach a short section of rail on the bottom of the foreend to mount your FPG, probably about the lightest solution you're gonna find.



I like this idea



I have done that, it did not feel as sturdy.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:44:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AMZ:

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:

Originally Posted By bishopm14:
If your Scout isn't already in a synthetic stock, you could get one and attach a short section of rail on the bottom of the foreend to mount your FPG, probably about the lightest solution you're gonna find.



I like this idea



I have done that, it did not feel as sturdy.



I think the forearm would need some internal stiffening for this mod to work and that would add weight.

Good luck ~
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 4:03:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:

Originally Posted By AMZ:

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:

Originally Posted By bishopm14:
If your Scout isn't already in a synthetic stock, you could get one and attach a short section of rail on the bottom of the foreend to mount your FPG, probably about the lightest solution you're gonna find.



I like this idea



I have done that, it did not feel as sturdy.



I think the forearm would need some internal stiffening for this mod to work and that would add weight.

Good luck ~



Lately I have been getting a lot of requested for rails mounted at the front of the Forearm at 3:00, 6:00 or 9:00 o'clock. Even a couple mounted just foreward at 6:00 in front of the mag well which i assume is going to be used for a vert grip.

With the synthetic stocks I reinforce the forearm with 2 layers of Kevlar/Epoxy plus an additional layer where the rail/rails are positioned.

Karsten
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