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#6147001 - 01/21/16 02:10 PM Dumb question ar related
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How can I easily tell if my butt stock is commercial it mil spec? Wanting to order a new stock but have no idea what they built this with. It's not a factory built gun so that's not gonna help much.

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#6147027 - 01/21/16 02:22 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: jhenderson]
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"Commercial-spec buttstock tubes, in which the buttstock goes around to attach to the rifle, have a diameter of 1.168”, while the Mil-spec is slightly smaller and has a diameter of 1.148”. A buttstock designed for one size tube will not work on the other."

Let me Google that for you
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#6147236 - 01/21/16 04:04 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: jhenderson]
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
How can I easily tell if my butt stock is commercial it mil spec? Wanting to order a new stock but have no idea what they built this with. It's not a factory built gun so that's not gonna help much.


If the shoulder drops prettymuch straight down - milspec
If it rakes significantly toward the pistol grip - commerical

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#6147246 - 01/21/16 04:09 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: bside]
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Originally Posted By: bside
Originally Posted By: jhenderson
How can I easily tell if my butt stock is commercial it mil spec? Wanting to order a new stock but have no idea what they built this with. It's not a factory built gun so that's not gonna help much.


If the shoulder drops prettymuch straight down - milspec
If it rakes significantly toward the pistol grip - commerical


Huh? A mil spec tube can be put in place of a commercial tube, and the other way around. The rear of the receiver is the same
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#6147285 - 01/21/16 04:28 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: bside
Originally Posted By: jhenderson
How can I easily tell if my butt stock is commercial it mil spec? Wanting to order a new stock but have no idea what they built this with. It's not a factory built gun so that's not gonna help much.


If the shoulder drops prettymuch straight down - milspec
If it rakes significantly toward the pistol grip - commerical


Huh? A mil spec tube can be put in place of a commercial tube, and the other way around. The rear of the receiver is the same


??

I'm talking about the actual stock here, not the receiver.

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#6147316 - 01/21/16 04:44 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: bside]
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Originally Posted By: bside
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: bside
Originally Posted By: jhenderson
How can I easily tell if my butt stock is commercial it mil spec? Wanting to order a new stock but have no idea what they built this with. It's not a factory built gun so that's not gonna help much.


If the shoulder drops prettymuch straight down - milspec
If it rakes significantly toward the pistol grip - commerical


Huh? A mil spec tube can be put in place of a commercial tube, and the other way around. The rear of the receiver is the same


??

I'm talking about the actual stock here, not the receiver.


That has nothing to do with being mil-spec or commercial, it's entirely based upon the size of the buffer tube
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
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#6147327 - 01/21/16 04:51 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: jhenderson]
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This will clear up what you guys are talking about. BSide means the commercial tube itself has a slant in it where the milspec tube does not.

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#6147344 - 01/21/16 05:01 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: jhenderson]
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Best way is to measure the diameter, I've had a commercial tube with a flat back on it.
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#6147357 - 01/21/16 05:07 PM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: jhenderson]
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Thought he was talking about the butt stock hammer
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6148226 - 01/22/16 06:14 AM Re: Dumb question ar related [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Huh? A mil spec tube can be put in place of a commercial tube, and the other way around. The rear of the receiver is the same
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Thought he was talking about the butt stock hammer


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He was until you mentioned the receiver and swapping tubes. He wants to know which stock to get for his current tube. He's not looking to change the stock AND the tube.

KRoyal supplied a great example.
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