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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have been looking since I got my upper. I have been leaning on the LMT lower options to match my recent addition. Today I went to a local gun store and looked at the SOPMOD stock on a lower unit and also on a full rifle. Man, that is a sweet stock, but is it worth the extra money? It definitely seemed solid and a tight fit.

Since I have the LMT upper, is it wise to also go with the lower for the value of the rifle? I am also looking at the Mega, Stag lowers and recently checking into the Ameectec offer/special.

I have also been trying to read on the H or H2 buffer vs. the stand buffer. Does the standard 16" carbine need the "upgraded" buffer?

Thanks to everyone.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
IMO no its not worth the extra money, it is neat and if you are building a ninja show gun then some sort of aftermarket stock is necessary. Having said that I have not felt my M4 stock lacked anything at any time.
 
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I've never felt the need to upgrade from the standard M4-style stock. IMO, save that money for ammo ;)

As for the buffers, the heavier buffers ease the wear-and-tear on the gun, but arent absolutely nescessary. I'm not 100% sure on this, but I believe this comes from the optimum barrel length for a carbine gas system being 14.5", with a 16" barrel driving the operating pressures (and subsequently the cyclic rate) up. The heavy buffer slows the cycling action and reduces the recoil impulse.
 
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I use H buffers with midlength gas systems and H2 buffers with carbine length gas systems. It depends on what ammo you will be using. I use Federal XM193.
 
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You can get a basic, complete LMT lower that comes with the M-4 stock. Their M-4 stock has LMT stamp on it and is as solid as you can expect. I was debating between the sopmod and M-4 stock before getting the lower but the dealer told me I wouldn't be disappointed with the M-4 stock. He is right.
 
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just a little hint for you guys, I put some plastic weld epoxy in the hole that the stock rides around the tube. After it dries I use a little sand paper and fit it to eliminate any play in the stock. The other method I have tried is to use a heat gun, but in the end I liked the build up glue method.

Another tip with the stock, The forward most part of the stock that almost touches the rear of the receiver has a large plastic lip on it. If you ever try to do malfunction drills or any other sort of drill that forces you to use some speed you will find that the lip can rake of large chunks of skin from the fingers. To avoid this I cut off the lip and blend it with sand paper.

Edit: crap I dident realize who the original poster was....If you want to play with some ARs and see what you like let me know...im free this weekend or should be anyhow.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Command Arms Accessories, $20. Aside from the stein of ale that I had at the Hoffbrau House in Munich, this was the best $20 I ever spent:







 
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