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Magpul PRS Sniper Rifle Stock, Fits AR-15, Fully Adjustable, Gray - MSRP: $255, On Sale for $199.99 + Free Shipping

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The Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle/Sniper) - AR15/M16 Model [endlessbox.com] is a drop-in, precision-adjustable butt stock for rifles with A1/A2 fixed stocks. Designed to offer the fine-tuned, customized feel of a precision target stock, the PRS is adjustable for both comb height and length-of-pull without sacrificing the durability necessary to withstand the operational environment.

Compared to the A2 stock, the PRS can shorten LOP by 0.25" or extend it by 0.75" as well as provide three-quarters of an inch of comb height adjustment. Machined aluminum adjustment knobs feature positive-locking click detents to maintain position under recoil and allows easy, tool-less adjustments by simply rotating the knobs. Aluminum butt-plate and alloy steel adjustment shafts provide stability and strength to withstand severe impact conditions. Rubber butt-pad offers positive shoulder purchase to prevent slippage for optimal accuracy even with body armor or modular gear. Bottom Picatinny-type rail allows for monopod use, additional sling mounts or storage. Stock includes all mounting hardware for A1/A2 type rifles with fixed stock.

Made in U.S.A.


FEATURES:

Mounts to rifle-length receiver extension tube without A2 spacer (not included)
Enhanced strength aluminum butt-plate withstands severe impact and recoil up to .50 BMG
Rubber butt-pad provides positive shoulder purchase to prevent slippage
Machined aluminum adjustment knobs with positive locking click detents
Black, hardened, solid steel adjustment shafts finished with a ferritic nitrocarburizing process
All aluminum components finished with MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2 hard anodizing
Stout construction provides extra weight for improved weapon balance and stability
Bottom Picatinny-type rail with removable cover for use with a monopod
Sling Mounts
Front/Rear - 1.25" aluminum sling loops (left-right reversible)


SPECIFICATIONS:

PRS AR15/M16 Stock

Weight: 1.68 lb.
Weight, w/rifle receiver extension: 1.90 lb.
Length, Max: 10.45-11.45"
LOP Adjustment: ~39 Clicks (0.026"/click)
LOP Adjustment Range: 1.00"
LOP, Min: ~13.3"
LOP, Max: ~14.3"
Cheek Height Adjustment: ~29 Clicks (0.026"/click)
Cheek Height Adjustment Range: 0.75"
NOTE: The PRS is a direct replacement for an A1 or A2 fixed stock. Fitting to a carbine with a collapsible stock will require a rifle-length receiver extension tube, rifle buffer and spring (not included).

DO NOT USE THE PRS AR15/M16 ON 7.62x51-TYPE RIFLES DUE TO CHARGING HANDLE CLEARANCE ISSUES!


RELATED INFORMATION:

WARNING: Observe safe firearm handling practices at all times. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury or death. Magpul Industries shall not be responsible for injury, death, or property damage resulting from faulty installation, misuse, illegal use, or modification of this product.

EXPORT NOTICE: This is an item controlled for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These controls take the form of export regulations and license requirements.

As part of the express consideration provided for receipt of Magpul's goods, technical data and/or services, you, our customer, acknowledge that the export, re-export or other transfer, directly or indirectly, of the goods, technical data and/or services provided by Magpul in violation of U.S. law is prohibited. Customers acquiring ITAR goods, technical data and/or services from Magpul shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary U.S. or other government authorization required to ensure compliance with applicable export laws.

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I don't understand this product at all. The AR-15 is chambered in .223/5.56 NATO and is an extremely weak round for "sniper" work.

This stock is more for tacti-cool silliness for a rifle not designed for long-range sniping.

I'm sure the same guys who have Eos, flashlights, laser sights, a 48x scope, bipod, and suppressor doing 50 yard shots will be all over this.
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I don't understand this product at all. The AR-15 is chambered in .223/5.56 NATO and is an extremely weak round for "sniper" work.

This stock is more for tacti-cool silliness for a rifle not designed for long-range sniping.

I'm sure the same guys who have Eos, flashlights, laser sights, a 48x scope, bipod, and suppressor doing 50 yard shots will be all over this.
The 5.56 round has been used for hunting for a very long time. The original civilian M16 was marketed by Colt as a fine hunting rifle. The round itself is effective out to 450-600 yards (that's 6 football fields). Having an adjustable stock they lets you fine tune it to your specifications is a problem for you? I guess pick your battles is the only advice I have here. Everything Magpul produces is top notch. The reviews I've seen on the stock have been quite positive.
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Quote from gobblygook View Post :
I don't understand this product at all. The AR-15 is chambered in .223/5.56 NATO and is an extremely weak round for "sniper" work.

This stock is more for tacti-cool silliness for a rifle not designed for long-range sniping.

I'm sure the same guys who have Eos, flashlights, laser sights, a 48x scope, bipod, and suppressor doing 50 yard shots will be all over this.
Repped for putting it simply. You'll get much better accuracy for less money using a Remington 700 (i.e. M24) chambered 7.62x51mm Nato as your baseline. Then spend the $200 on some good reloading equipment. Never got into myself, but the range serious varmint shooters could reach out and hit a Prairie Dog when using a 22-250 has always struck me as amazing - now those are people who need a 48x scope. Big Grin
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Quote from gobblygook View Post :
I don't understand this product at all. The AR-15 is chambered in .223/5.56 NATO and is an extremely weak round for "sniper" work.

This stock is more for tacti-cool silliness for a rifle not designed for long-range sniping.

I'm sure the same guys who have Eos, flashlights, laser sights, a 48x scope, bipod, and suppressor doing 50 yard shots will be all over this.
yep. i can see lots of people at the range showing off their sweets stock on their dpms. my 12 year old has a tacticooled 15-22 so I guess I can't say much Wink
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The 5.56 round has been used for hunting for a very long time. The original civilian M16 was marketed by Colt as a fine hunting rifle. The round itself is effective out to 450-600 yards (that's 6 football fields). Having an adjustable stock they lets you fine tune it to your specifications is a problem for you? I guess pick your battles is the only advice I have here. Everything Magpul produces is top notch. The reviews I've seen on the stock have been quite positive.
the ammo can be accurate to 600 yards,that is quite true. However, it is effective at hitting targets at that distance, not in retaining enough energy to be effective in killing medium game. When one is "sniping", it isn't at paper or steel plates.
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yep. i can see lots of people at the range showing off their sweets stock on their dpms. my 12 year old has a tacticooled 15-22 so I guess I can't say much Wink
lol... I don't understand the 15-22 either. They are more expensive than a 10/22, and don't seem like near as much fun. Don't get me wrong, I've never shot one, but it seems like a lot of extra bulk on a .22lr gun. I do appreciate both the cost savings on ammo and giving your kid a gun that looks like yours. So, I guess I do see the point in your situation. I don't see why I would want one though. To be clear, it's your money and you can spend it on anything you want -- I'm just curious to hear other opinions, and my opinion isn't necessarily right, nor carved in stone. I would ask that you consider this a request for discussion and not look at it as being an insult. I like to learn, but clearly, I have my (probably uninformed) opinion and am interested in hearing from other viewpoints.
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the ammo can be accurate to 600 yards,that is quite true. However, it is effective at hitting targets at that distance, not in retaining enough energy to be effective in killing medium game. When one is "sniping", it isn't at paper or steel plates.
You're getting way too wrapped around the "sniper" thing. It's a target-style stock like many others with adjustment for butt plate length, comb position to get proper cheek weld, and has a mount for a monopod to level and better stabilize it. Plenty of people use the AR for target shooting. Nothing wrong with these stocks. In fact, it's one of the less "tacticool" in that it doesn't collapse, or fold, or have hidden storage compartments or do much of anything other be relatively heavy and provide adjustments primarily for target shooting.
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The 5.56 round has been used for hunting for a very long time. The original civilian M16 was marketed by Colt as a fine hunting rifle. The round itself is effective out to 450-600 yards (that's 6 football fields). Having an adjustable stock they lets you fine tune it to your specifications is a problem for you? I guess pick your battles is the only advice I have here. Everything Magpul produces is top notch. The reviews I've seen on the stock have been quite positive.
First, the M16 was never marketed as a hunting rifle, it was the AR15. Secondly, I was a hunter back then, and most states did not even permit the .223 for deer hunting, shotguns were used on most game smaller than that, and nobody talked about the .223 as a varminting round unless you were shooting coons at under 50 yards in the woods in states where they weren't a fur-bearing animal. LMAO

I've also mentioned this before on SD several years ago, that back when I had an FFL and was into reloading, I talked to Colt when I was debating if I wanted a dedicated varmint rig for coyotes. The weapon met manufacturer specifications at 5.5 MOA (yes, that's 5 1/2 inches) from the factory (this was well over two decades ago). The weapon design specification were never intended as a hunting rifle. Today's M4 has become a mature weapon system, and I will grant you some of the things people have done with it are amazing. But the .223 Remington was never meant as a serious hunting round. Some moron at Colt may have tried "marketing" it to hunters after Vietnam with all of the excess production that was in the system, but the hunting community at the time did NOT consider it a serious alternative. It was considered a fun plinking weapon that you could use cheap military surplus .223 ammo with.

Back to the deal, it is a nice stock and may be about as good as you'll get for the AR15/M4 system off the shelf. It does not hold a candle to a properly made custom stock by someone who knows what they are doing, here's one quickie link to give you an idea of what is actually involved - and it's more than 2 adjustments.
http://www.boxallandedmiston.co.u...king-style
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The 5.56 round has been used for hunting for a very long time. The original civilian M16 was marketed by Colt as a fine hunting rifle. The round itself is effective out to 450-600 yards (that's 6 football fields). Having an adjustable stock they lets you fine tune it to your specifications is a problem for you? I guess pick your battles is the only advice I have here. Everything Magpul produces is top notch. The reviews I've seen on the stock have been quite positive.
crap, I hate the mobile app not letting me trim your quote. First, you are absolutely right about magpul being a well-respected name in AR platform accessories (expensive, IMHO, but good quality). The .223/5.56 round also would perform better in a rifle with a longer barrel (most ARs on the civilian market are 16", though the military uses 20"), and one designed for long-range range shooting and ammo designed for better ballistics. My point is that tossing on a $200 stock for an AR-15 seems counterintuitive to the design of the platform. The cartridge was designed for much shorter range than the .308 and 30.06 that it replaced. it is an intermediate round, not long-range. I'm also taking liberties with "sniper", as it relates to accuracy, not necessarily long-distance, but most people consider "sniper" to be long-range shots.

So, in short, you're not wrong (which you knew), but I still fail to see the usefulness of this product. If you want to build a "sniper" rifle, the AR-15 is generally a poor choice and a poor cartridge for the job. Then again, 50BMG to take down a groundhog 200 yards away is slight overkill Smilie.

Let's say that you're a fur trader. .223 is great. Small hole, not a lot of unnecessary trauma, etc, but again, the AR platform still isn't the best route.
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so many firearm experts on slick deals these days.

these are nice stocks, regardless if the "sniper" moniker is appropriate or not.
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Back to the deal, it is a nice stock and may be about as good as you'll get for the AR15/M4 system off the shelf. It does not hold a candle to a properly made custom stock by someone who knows what they are doing, here's one quickie link to give you an idea of what is actually involved - and it's more than 2 adjustments.
http://www.boxallandedmiston.co.u...king-style
There are way more elaborate/expensive versions of this style of stock that you can buy off the shelf and not even near to being as good as you can get for the AR platform. It's really pretty much at the lower end as far as precision rifle stocks go. Doesn't even have basic adjustment for butt plate height.

I did precision benchrest shooting for a long time. If anyone thinks that this is elaborate, you should see some of the stocks used or the unlimited-class guns. They barely even look like guns other than they have a barrel. Your link is to a bespoke shotgun maker which is completely different deal all together and addressing entirely different requirements. But similar in that once you get to that level you're into an entirely different universe. Little details that wouldn't mean much to casual shooters do at the high margins where the differences between shooters and winning is very, very small.
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There are way more elaborate/expensive versions of this style of stock that you can buy off the shelf and not even near to being as good as you can get for the AR platform. It's really pretty much at the lower end as far as precision rifle stocks go. Doesn't even have basic adjustment for butt plate height.

I did precision benchrest shooting for a long time. If anyone thinks that this is elaborate, you should see some of the stocks used or the unlimited-class guns. They barely even look like guns other than they have a barrel. Your link is to a bespoke shotgun maker which is completely different deal all together and addressing entirely different requirements. But similar in that once you get to that level you're into an entirely different universe. Little details that wouldn't mean much to casual shooters do at the high margins where the differences between shooters and winning is very, very small.
I did benchrest and skeet/trap to practice for hunting, so I came from the opposite direction. I did a quick Google search and chose the shotgun example as it seemed like a simple, understandable link as the principles behind the measurements in the initial two diagrams are pretty universal. It doesn't even get into balance (though they are intimately related I'll grant) - for brush-hunting I preferred the balance of a Mossberg 30-30 vs.a Winchester 30-30, yet I had a friend who detested my Mossy. I went after low-handing fruit, so some basic stock adjustments, some practice, and reloading my own ammo (which also saved quite a bit of money) gave me all the accuracy I needed. Plus adjusting your loads necessitates quite a bit of practice, so it's a positive feedback loop. I don't know if I ever took a shot while hunting over 300 yards. If you were a competition benchrest shooter, you had more talent, time, patience, and money than I did. Bowdown
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I did benchrest and skeet/trap to practice for hunting, so I came from the opposite direction. I did a quick Google search and chose the shotgun example as it seemed like a simple, understandable link as the principles behind the measurements in the initial two diagrams are pretty universal. It doesn't even get into balance (though they are intimately related I'll grant) - for brush-hunting I preferred the balance of a Mossberg 30-30 vs.a Winchester 30-30, yet I had a friend who detested my Mossy. I went after low-handing fruit, so some basic stock adjustments, some practice, and reloading my own ammo (which also saved quite a bit of money) gave me all the accuracy I needed. Plus adjusting your loads necessitates quite a bit of practice, so it's a positive feedback loop. I don't know if I ever took a shot while hunting over 300 yards. If you were a competition benchrest shooter, you had more talent, time, patience, and money than I did. Bowdown
Really it's more of an illness. lol There's no limit to it. You can always be better. Never good enough. So you continue to descend into it until eventually it devolves into a money-based arms race trying.

I went back to more simple shooting. I still like benchrest (and many other types of shooting). Just something about that ultimate level of accuracy that's kind of addictive. But now mostly with nice old vintage .22 target rifles that I have. 54 action Anschutz, Remmington 40Ds, Winchester 52D/Es, etc. in stock form. Don't make them like that anymore. Impressively good guns to come straight out of a factory of the time.
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