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I am putting together an AR-15 and am having a hard time picking a stock that will give optimal cheek weld with a  fixed 6 power or 3x12 etc.   It dose not matter if it is carbine or fixed, but since it is for a still hunting gun with a 20 inch socom weight barrel the PRS may be a little heavy, bulky, and of course pricey. Then when I stop walking and set down it will be against the base of a tree or stump so adjustable is an advantage.  Shots will be taken within 10 meters out to 275 + meters  -   So I  have narrowed my search down to three stocks. A). Bravo company Sopmod. B) Ergo F93  and    C) Luth-ar rifle length adjustable. If anyone has any recommendations or opinions let me know.




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The PRS is mighty nice though!
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   I've  never shouldered one, but the grape vine says they are kinda heavy and $ 100 more than the others.   Do you think they are worth the weight difference for a sun rise to dusk in your hands all day long toting rifle?   Ya see I'm a bolt action guy that has just fell in love with modular nature of the black rifle.  I am so confused. lol   
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I like the Magpul ACS for my ARs if weight is a consideration.  I like the raised comb, which is very natural for me when shouldering the rifle.  Lines up very naturally on my 1-6X scope.

I've replaced the PRS stocks on my LR-308 and varmint AR rig.  Weight difference is negligible between the PRS and UBR but PRS is a little unwieldy for me.

PRS would get the nod for a dedicated bench/prone setup.
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On scoping an AR: the scope mount is more important than the stock.

A traditional A2 buttstock works fine, but get a mount specifically designed for an AR.  Aadmount, American Defense, Bobro: no cheap, but the cheap ones suck.
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Helps if I answered your original question.  Sopmod would be the one I would go with.  Very similar to the ACS stock.

No experience with the Luth or Ergo stocks, but they are very similar to the PRS and UBR.
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I had a PRS for a while.  I never once needed to raise the cheek piece.  As Rancid said a proper scope mount is what gives the perfect cheek weld, they are not like a traditional rifle in that regard. 

Adjustable LOP is nice in some circumstances, but even that does not play a huge role for me.  I really like fixed ACE stocks with the padded buffer tube cover..  Then I have several padded Magpul LOP adjustables and they work well also.   
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

 I really like fixed ACE stocks with the padded buffer tube cover..  

Me too. 
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Ok that cleared up a whole bunch. The first stock I looked at was the ace. I figured with winter clothes sitting makes me stretch to get in the scope, of course that may be over complicating the whole idea.

I was actually going to write another post asking advise on scope mounts and rings but ya'll helped there too. I was thinking of going with the lesser of the SS tactical rings, maybe I need to graduate to the grown up table.

I was checking out some some photos on the optics thoughts sight and noticed the DLOO had a riser and rings one one rifle. Any thoughts there or on other top notch mounts?

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Dont get rings. Get a specific AR mount. They will allow you proper eye relief and proper cheek weld
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Dont get rings. Get a specific AR mount. They will allow you proper eye relief and proper cheek weld


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On the fixed ACE stock I guess I am in the minority. Since I do not like it if I am carrying my AR. To me it is too light and my AR does not balance as well. And it does not help that it is a 16 inch heavy barreled version. On the bench it is just fine though.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Dont get rings. Get a specific AR mount. They will allow you proper eye relief and proper cheek weld

I again concur. Pop the xtra $$$ and get a GOOD AR mount. You'll have it for years to come and you'll be glad you did immediately after rigging it up on your AR.   
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agreed with the above..
Get a GOOD mount designed for a flattop

For adjustable I like the ACS
For fixed I like the EFX- A1
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The only regret you'll have is the wait between the time you threw down the "dineros" and the time it takes SWFA to ship it to your door step. After that "it's all gravy". Seriously. 

 

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can  anyone give a top 7 list of AR mounts?  I already have 3  the Leupold system seems cool and there is the waren mount and the one from Vortex, IOR,  and nikon .  Not to press on any brand but is this one of the cheap? Is the cheap SS one of the cheap?  Are there brands that are not listed here that are fantastico?  help i've fallen into a black rifle and cant get enough!


1  Adamount
 American Defense
3   Bobro --Super Sniper

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Personally, I'd stick with that list of 3, forget everything else.  The Burris and SS are decent, but not as good as these - and nowhere near as expensive.

Avoid anything LaRue and anything they sell at Wal Mart or at a gun show from a small table with "can't be beat" pricing.
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The American Defense AD Recon looks awesome.  The simple fact that you can buy different rings for different diameter scopes and swap them out with out buying a new mount - Sweet!  Now I need to decide between the AD Recon, or the AD Recon X.  Just don't know which off set cantilever would be more comfortable.
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The "X" is for extended eye relief, something you probably won't need.  I have a few of the Recon mounts and move them, nothing but praise so far.  They lock up tight on the rail, return to zero quite well, and have proven very durable.
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