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GTGallop

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AR-15 Buttstock
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:16:55 pm »
Finally learned how to shot the AR Effectively and it solved a lot of the problems I was having.  Imagine that - the shooter not the gun.  ;-)

Anyway, it created a new issue.  I have a pretty long neck so I have to mount the buttstock high on my shoulder.  High enough that all I get for purchase is about the last three quarters of an inch - and it is the pointy end too.  Stock milspec adjustable stock.

My buttstock measures 5.5 inches.  I've tried looking around and there doesn't seem to be anything online and there isn't a Big and Tall Gun Store.

Are you aware of any deeper longer buttstocks? 
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 09:20:18 pm by GTGallop »
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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 10:03:52 pm »
    Finally learned how to shot the AR Effectively and it solved a lot of the problems I was having.  Imagine that - the shooter not the gun.  ;-)

    Anyway, it created a new issue.  I have a pretty long neck so I have to mount the buttstock high on my shoulder.  High enough that all I get for purchase is about the last three quarters of an inch - and it is the pointy end too.  Stock milspec adjustable stock.

    My buttstock measures 5.5 inches.  I've tried looking around and there doesn't seem to be anything online and there isn't a Big and Tall Gun Store.

    Are you aware of any deeper longer buttstocks?
    If you are using an optic, maybe raise that up with a spacer.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 06:34:42 am »
    Nope - Just irons for the time being but they are low-pro and mounted on the rail.  Looking at spacers for them too.
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    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 06:52:07 am »
    Unless you go with something like a Magpul PRS , https://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/reviews-magpul-industries-prs-gen3-precision-adjustable-ar-15-ar-10-stock.html
    With adjustable riser... the spacers for the sights might be your best bet. If you dont have to be all OpeRatOr and such, UTG has rail accessories pretty cheap that are decent quality.
    Lastly, there are buttpads for the stock that slip on. About $10 ,that might help.
    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01LWRXLMA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Ptj.EbZFH9RWW
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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 03:29:20 pm »
    In shooting, you should maintain a high head position, ie, shoulder the arm, and lean your head to the stock to get sight alignment.  Crawling the stock like John Wayne, is an unnatural position and will strain neck muscles.

    The M16/GAU5 my Uncle Sammy loaned me, and others, when shot from the shoulder, always only had the bottom 3/4 to 1" against the shoulder.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 05:15:46 am »
    Crawling the stock like John Wayne, is an unnatural position and will strain neck muscles.

    Eh?  I'm not catching the reference.
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    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 08:24:33 am »
    Two approaches that I use to cope with my own height.

    First, I mount the scope further forward in order to buy back some of that scrunched eye relief. I use individual rings instead of a single piece design. This allows the front ring to ride on the handguard's pic rail section. This can become necessary when the pic rail notches don't line up; and it can also allow space on the rail for a brass catcher mounting lug.

    Higher see through rings can mount right onto the Pic rail. Getting that optical axis higher can simplify cheek weld issues, and that is bound to help with accuracy. Rail risers can also help.

    Then, I have swapped out my M4 collapsible stocks (3) for the Choate E-2 Stock, which adds a small LOP increment, but serves as a foundation for other ones. Note that when switching from a carbine stock to an A2 style stock, the buffer assembly needs to be upgraded to the A2 style as well.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1003210278?pid=143416

    The Choate Extended butt pad can help, and fits the A2/E2 style stock.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1003303098?pid=711076

    And finally; don't be reluctant to add a Limbsaver slip-on recoil ad, thus getting an additional 1/2" to 1".

    My measured LOP is about 16 1/2". This strategy works for me.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 10:54:37 am »
    May end up going with a butt pad for LOP.  Fully extended, I could use an inch or two.
    Definetly getting risers for the irons.  Going to plan ahead and get three or four.
    1 for the front sight
    1 for the rear
    2 more for other fun things that might come along one day like a holosun or scope.

    That way they are all the same from the same manufacturer, etc.
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 11:25:10 am »
    What front sight are you running? Hopefully something rail mounted and not fixed.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 11:38:36 am »
    Tacticon.  All rail mounted front to back.

    https://tacticon.com/product/flip-up-back-up-ar15-iron-sights/
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    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #10 on: July 02, 2020, 11:58:40 am »
    Try something like this.

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/fab-defense-ar-15-m4-stock-with-adjustable-cheek-riser-battery-storage-and-rubber.html

    I got two of them, one for my build, and the other for the Ruger.
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    Re: AR-15 Buttstock
    « Reply #11 on: July 02, 2020, 05:30:20 pm »
    This :thumbup
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