Magpul CTR vs B5 Sopmod on new BCM

Magpul CTR vs B5 Sopmod on new BCM

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    Magpul CTR vs B5 Sopmod on new BCM

    I just got my BCM lower and am getting ready to order my upper this week. It will be BCM 14.5 middy, most likely with the key mod rail or possibly the Geisselle rail. I am stuck on what to do about stock however. I have done my research and am now just looking for opinions. I am trying to decide between the CTR and the B5 Sopmod. I like the cheek weld on the B5 (I had a VLTOR Imod previously) but I know the CTR locks up tighter than 4 fat chicks in a hot tub. Anyone have experience with the B5 lockup? Anything else I should take into consideration?

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    My wife and I both have B5's on our rifles if that says anything. We love them.




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    The B5 Bravo posted above is a good in between stock. More compact that the SOPMOD and a little more cheek weld than the CTR.

    I've been using the CTR, LMT SOPMOD and the second run of the B5 SOPMOD since it was released. I use the CTR more regardless of the rifle, though I might pick up another Vltor iMod if I don't go with the Bravo. I just like the way the iMod works for me.

    Just between the the SOPMOD and CTR though, I might slightly lean to the SOPMOD.
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    I am no fan of the SOPMOD..... too much for me. While cheek weld is good, the CTR provides all I need....guess I got big cheeks or something :-)

    I run with the CTR on all of my collapsibles and the cheek weld is the same as if I were using an A2 (which I do on several of my rifles). Provides me consistency of feel throughout my weapons....That is important to me as there is little or no transition on "muscle memory"...though I admit that is much less important for a rifle than it is a shotgun.
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    Here is a pic of Lil Sister. My BCM BFH 14.5" middy. I have a CTR on it and love it. The b5 is great but this I my preference. Also I recommend the KMR rail is you're still debating on that or the Gieselle railImageUploadedByTapatalk1394477889.096886.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1394477908.785363.jpg


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    CTR is too light for me. I like stocks like the SOPMOD that offer a nice cheekweld but also provide some weight aft and help with balance.
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    Magpul CTR vs B5 Sopmod on new BCM

    One of the main reasons I've been looking at the SOPMOD is to be able balance it out if needed. I think I'll be getting whatever I can find in stock from a reputable dealer. Off topic, any used the BCM comp vs the battlecomp? I know the comp is no magic trick but I figure if they will pin and weld it for free might as well have it done. Funky what do you like about the keymod? Jon, do you think the keymod is just a fad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by munch520 View Post
    CTR is too light for me. I like stocks like the SOPMOD that offer a nice cheekweld but also provide some weight aft and help with balance.
    The CTR is about 1 ounce lighter than the SOPMOD. I'm shocked your rifle hasn't floated away yet!!
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    I'm a CTR guy…..Sorry Jon and Munch…CTR just doesn't run into things.
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    Just to share an alternative...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dabster View Post
    I've had an STR on a pinned 14.5 midlength carbine for about two years. The STR is the main reason I put this thing together. It makes shouldering and getting on target fast, extremely easy. Another benefit, when locked it is completely solid, without movement. Final bonus benefit, your beard won't get caught in it.

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    3. All the idiots will call you a Magpul fan boy.

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    Magpul CTR vs B5 Sopmod on new BCM

    Quote Originally Posted by jonconsiglio View Post
    The CTR is about 1 ounce lighter than the SOPMOD. I'm shocked your rifle hasn't floated away yet!!
    The SOPMOD is 43% heavier.

    SOPMOD 11.5oz, CTR 8oz. They're both stocks, they're both light and obviously there won't be a drastic ___oz difference between the two.
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    Both work well enough for me. I notice little difference in cheek weld or handling characteristics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munch520 View Post
    The SOPMOD is 43% heavier.

    SOPMOD 11.5oz, CTR 8oz. They're both stocks, they're both light and obviously there won't be a drastic ___oz difference between the two.
    The day you are right will be the day I pack it in. Gotta consult the scale! Remember, my SOPMOD has about five coats of paint just to get back to the original black, so that'll account for a bit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post
    Funky what do you like about the keymod? Jon, do you think the keymod is just a fad?
    I'm interested in both of these answers as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonconsiglio View Post
    The day you are right will be the day I pack it in. Gotta consult the scale! Remember, my SOPMOD has about five coats of paint just to get back to the original black, so that'll account for a bit!
    Lol the specs are on their site
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