Magpul STR Stock

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    Magpul STR Stock

    Any thoughts? Likes? Dislikes? The one dislike that I have about my plain jane telescoping stock is that the stock on my wife's LMT is better (lol). Her's is much wider and provides a better cheek rest. The Magpul STR is pretty similar, and I'm a fanboy.

    My stock looks like this:
    http://www.slickguns.com/sites/defau...W15BLK-2_0.jpg

    Her's looks like this:
    http://www.lmtstore.com/catalog/prod...182/image/242/

    And here's the STR:
    Amazon.com: Magpul STR Mil-Spec Carb Stock, Black: Sports & Outdoors
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    I've always liked the CTR, but always thought the cheek weld could be better. So I think the STR would be a winner for me.

    That said, I've yet to try one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    I've always liked the CTR, but always thought the cheek weld could be better. So I think the STR would be a winner for me.

    That said, I've yet to try one.
    Thanks for the feedback, Xader.

    Anybody out there own one of these?
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    The stock on your wifes LMT is the SOPMOD stock. Basically the best made.

    If I was changing a stock I would buy the B5 SOPMOD stock and be done. You can get one without storage at G&R Tactical for $58.00, or you can get the enhanced one with storage. BCM sells them too.

    B5 Systems BRAVO Milspec Stock at G and R Tactical

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/B5-En...sopmod-fde.htm
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    I built a PSA Middy last Summer with a STR stock on it. It was nice and kind of like the check weld of the SOPMOD, but I didn't like the locking lever you had to pinch down after you moved the stock position on the receiver extension(buffer tube).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    The stock on your wifes LMT is the SOPMOD stock. Basically the best made.

    If I was changing a stock I would buy the B5 SOPMOD stock and be done. You can get one without storage at G&R Tactical for $58.00, or you can get the enhanced one with storage. BCM sells them too.

    B5 Systems BRAVO Milspec Stock at G and R Tactical

    B5 Enhanced SOPMOD Milspec Stock - FLAT DARK EARTH
    Yup, SOPMOD is correct. I pulled that image straight from their website.

    I was planning on buying the Magpul because as I stated, I'm a fanboy, and I really want to support them for the way they've been supporting our 2A rights and specifically the good people in Colorado. Thanks for that link, though. I'd seen the price on LMTs site, but hadn't bothered checking around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    I built a PSA Middy last Summer with a STR stock on it. It was nice and kind of like the check weld of the SOPMOD, but I didn't like the locking lever you had to pinch down after you moved the stock position on the receiver extension(buffer tube).

    Thanks for the feedback, tmoore. What didn't you like specifically about the locking lever? Just that it was an extra (if not unnecessary) step?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, tmoore. What didn't you like specifically about the locking lever? Just that it was an extra (if not unnecessary) step?
    Yes, didn't like the extra step to lock it down, and didn't like that it was a PITA to get the battery storage caps off if you needed to refresh the flashlight batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    Yes, didn't like the extra step to lock it down, and didn't like that it was a PITA to get the battery storage caps off if you needed to refresh the flashlight batteries.
    Well, I'd rather it be a pain to get the caps off, than they come off easily (maybe one day, too easily?)
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    The b5 is nice , but I am more comfortable with my MOE stock personally.
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    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.

    Only three reasons not to buy one:
    1. It's not light weight.
    2. It's not cheap.
    3. All the idiots will call you a Magpul fan boy.

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    Nice rifle Dabster!

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabster View Post
    Final bonus benefit, your beard won't get caught in it.
    HA! I've always hated that about the SOPMOD stock. My beard is just the right length to poke into those seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    HA! I've always hated that about the SOPMOD stock. My beard is just the right length to poke into those seams.
    As a good beard can increase speed and accuracy by 15 - 20%, this is no small benefit.
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