So I got a little help last night from you guys changing my stock out (had to change my commercial tube for a mil-spec to fit it). Now I have it all set up! I'm excited, because after experimenting with a couple stocks, I think I've found exactly what I want/need. It's Mark Hargett's design, available at Hargett Precision Armory (http://www.hparmory.com/). Here are my impressions so far...
Dry-firing after putting it together, mostly prone, has me excited to get it out to the range for my next match. I'll finally have my head resting comfortably on the stock instead of establishing a "chin weld." Here are some pictures:
- PRO: The adjustable cheek rest is perfect. I have had difficulty getting something that would work well in the prone position. I had thought about the Magpul PRS, but I just don't like the look (and that matters, right?) and apparent bulk.
- PRO: After using a standard M4 collapsible stock and then the Magpul ACS, the rigidity of the stock assembly is perfect. There is essentially no slop at all -- feels like a fixed stock, but it has 14 LOP adjustments!
- PRO: I was worried it would be heavy, but it comes in a hair over 17 ounces. That makes it a couple ounces heavier than my ACS, but still 9 ounces less than the PRS.
- MIX: The vertical adjustment for the butt pad is cool too, though it only has a couple fixed settings (I had thought it would slide to any position, but it doesn't matter because I found a height that works for me).
- CON: The assembly was a little rocky -- I had to shave down one of the set screws that attaches the upper component to the buffer tube. Without triming it down slightly, it prevented sliding on the lower component of the stock. It was nothing a little sand-paper couldn't handle, though.
- CON: HP Armory's web site is broken, so I had to order by phone. It also took a long time for him to get it built and sent to me, but compared to the kinds of waits I've had for other gun-hobby orders, it's really not that bad.