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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was just wondering what sort of buttstock you guys/gals used with your 20" barrel AR-15?? I was thinking of the 6 pos collapsible (which made sense to me), but I've had responses from some who say that's really uncommon, and even gay.

What are your thoughts on that, and what stock did you put on your 20" Upper and why??

Thanks for the input. I'm 95% convinced I'm going with a 20" A3 flattop type of upper from RRA. Working on the lower half now...
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Got a standard A2 buttstock on mine. Just what it came with, no need to make it shorter.

As far as "gay" goes, I wouldn't say that. Stick one on an AK though, or a G3, and I'll call ya' gay.

:p
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I say "go for it". If you want a 6 pos stock put one on. I have some 20s that are both ways. The one with the 5pos (mine has a VLTOR extension) is great because I still have a 20" barrel but can collapse for different clothing or easier storage. Some think it looks gay but I could give a s**t less what they think cause its my gun, not theirs. :wink:
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
dave_in_delaware said:
I was thinking of the 6 pos collapsible (which made sense to me), but I've had responses from some who say that's really uncommon, and even gay.
If they say its gay based on appearance, then ignore them. If they were to see some of the weapons actually being used in the field, they would probably call them "gay", too. I'm talking 100-mph tape securing scope covers and flashlights, magazines taped together, 550-cord looped around the baseplate (no pretty mag-pulls), finish worn down to the metal, etc. These critics, who refinish their magazines so they look pretty (but won't drop free anymore) and wouldn't dream of getting in the prone with their rifle (too close to the dirty, icky ground), aren't worth your time.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
while both my ar-15's are 16" and one has the standard a2 stock and one has a 6 position stock. My take is that its what ever you want. I personally don't like the six position stock at all but I built the rifle for my son who needs it cause he is only 11. So it really doesn't matter that I don't personally care for it because I am not shooting it he is and he loves it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
dave_in_delaware said:
I was just wondering what sort of buttstock you guys/gals used with your 20" barrel AR-15?? I was thinking of the 6 pos collapsible (which made sense to me), but I've had responses from some who say that's really uncommon, and even gay.

What are your thoughts on that, and what stock did you put on your 20" Upper and why??

Thanks for the input. I'm 95% convinced I'm going with a 20" A3 flattop type of upper from RRA. Working on the lower half now...
Standard stock on my Armalite M15a4.

I'm not a big fan o fthe collapsible stocks on the longer guns, but this isn't MY rifle we're talking about. If it makes you happy, slap it on and anyone who doesn't like it can take a flying..... :p
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
mr0w1 said:
Got a standard A2 buttstock on mine. Just what it came with, no need to make it shorter.

As far as "gay" goes, I wouldn't say that. Stick one on an AK though, or a G3, and I'll call ya' gay.

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+1

I like the standard stock on the full size rifle. Go for function, not for looks. I like open sights too, no scope for me.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
dave_in_delaware said:
but I've had responses from some who say that's really uncommon, and even gay.
Just say my gay guns still goes bang, bang,bang about 30 times. It's your money, Your Build, Do want you Wish. If it feels comfortable, then do it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
On a 20 inch AR, you usually take long distance shots and you will need the solid buttstock to put your cheek on, the 16 inch barrel will be used more for up close applications so you will need a adjustable stock for comfortable hold while clearing rooms, going up and down steps, ect. There is no etched in stone law on which stock to use but use the one that is more comfortable for you. By the way, I have two 16 inchers with one solid and one adjustable stock. Get one mounted and go practice with a few hundred rounds. Happy Shooting and tight groups to all.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I have Magpul CTRs on all of my ARs, 20" rifles included. I think it looks bad ass, and it's much more practical than the fixed A2. The bottom gun is a 20".
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
i have an a 6pos on my 18" but i dont like it and i am going to get a fixed one either the magpul or a regular a2
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I personally - and all of this is personal preference - have a MagPul PRS on my 20" rifle. So really what you have to ask yourself is:

a. Do I give a crap what anyone else things about how it looks?
*Cause I just know you'd hate to be ridiculed by the Zombies and/or invading Chinese Jihadi's

b. What are you going to use the rifle for?
* Realistically, the point made earlier about the M4/CAR stocks having a fair amount of play and the potential for causing issues with long range shots in so much that you'll have cheek weld consistency issues.

There are tons of options out there that are specifically resolving the issues with the generic M4/CAR 4-6POS stocks. ACE (SOCOM, AFRX) VLTOR, MagPul (CTR, UBR, M93, PRS) .. Shop around and look through the different pictures found here. Then ask about specific model.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
My 16" gun has a 6 position stock and I enjoy it because its built as a fast handling rifle to fill a couple of roles. My 24" gun will have a full buttstock because I want a good cheek weld for the longer shots while using a scope.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
If you want to, go for it. I have a standard A2 stock on mine, but might move to an A1 stock. When I was over there, I noticed that the Canadian's were using collapsing stocks on their 20" AR's.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I have an A1 stock on mine. Just prefer that 1" shorter length than the A2. Had an A2 on there a while.

Go with whatever works best for you. You can always change it.

I like a 6 pos on a shorter barreled rifle. For when I'm wanting to be tacticool. :D
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Like badshot said it's personal preference. My Colt 6551 Gov model is a stock A2 it's similar to what I learned on in the Army, its mil-spec and has the fixed stock. Nothing going to change with it other then the bi-pod on it. For the 20" I prefer the standard A2 stocks for the same sight picture and length every time I shoot it.

The Colt 6920 M4 has a CTR adjustible stock works great but typically not shooting at the distances as with the 20".
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
CTR adjustable is the least stable stock I'd put with a 20" barrel. I'd say its more than sufficient, but you might want magpulls upper end one for the more minute adjustments.
 
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