This is a discussion on Commercial carbon based M14 stocks within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; There are now three commercial suppliers for carbon based M14 stocks: 1) LAW483 has a carbon fiber M14E2 style stock 2) McCann Industries has a ...
There are now three commercial suppliers for carbon based M14 stocks: 1) LAW483 has a carbon fiber M14E2 style stock 2) McCann Industries has a carbon fiber stock body and carbon fiber hand guard and 3) hueygunner offers standard and heavy contour full length carbon-graphite-aramid stocks.
The McCann web site does not have the carbon fiber stock listed yet but Deb McCann says you can call to order. They had a production carbon fiber M14 stock installed on a Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A at the SHOT Show yesterday.
The McCann carbon fiber M14 stock body is compatible with M16/M4/AR15 type butt stocks and grips. It has a carbon fiber hand guard that is secured to the stock body with eleven hex head screws. It's a drop-in stock. Other than removing the hand guard, it works like the USGI stock. The McCann hand guard does not clip to the barrel. The front end of the hand guard and stock are formed to mate with the front band. You can use standard, medium or heavyweight barrels according to Richard McCann. There are 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock anodized aluminum ~ 7 " Picatinny rails. The McCann stock comes in black but Mr. McCann pointed out that it can be painted like the fiberglass GI stocks. I did not ask about the price.
I've spoke recently with Tony Lawrence aka LAW483. The LAW483 M14E2 stock price is $495.00. LAW483 also has a California compliant tactical carbon fiber M14 stock in production.
The hueygunner carbon-graphite-aramid stock is $435.00 and $37.50 for a NM ferrule and $24.00 for a NM front swivel as options. This stock has a green chemical agent resistant military primer finish. This can be painted to your liking. These are standard and heavy contour full length stocks.
The carbon based stocks are high speed low drag items. They are strong, light and new. The high manufacturing costs are reflected in the price.
There is another stock made of carbon fiber as well the VIRON! It has an AR style receiver for a buffer tube so you can use any AR style butt stock. It can be adjusted up and down for cheek weld. It has mechanical bedding, and something none of the other have a barrel control bearing system that allows the barrel to expand and contract while keeping it pointed in the same spot from Cold to Hot bore. Check out the accuracy test of the VIRON Verses the SAGE with the same actions! M14-M1AHeaven
The VIRON stock is made to make the M1A modular like an AR platform.
The VIRON stock is designed to be used as a customizable stock. It gives you the ability to use AR style Buffer tubes, Butt stocks, and grips to take advantage of the multitude of accessories available for the AR 15 style battle rifles. You can also add Piccitinny rails to the forearm to allow for quick detach Sing Swivels, bi pods, forward grips, lights , lasers etc. It also features a Patent Pending Barrel Control System which allows the barrel to move forward and back as it expands and stretches from the drag of the bullet while restricting it's movement up, down, left or right. By doing this it dramatically reduces barrel, warping, and whipping. So you get tighter groups that don't shift as the barrel heats up even after several mags. Match grade accuracy from standard weight barrels in a light customizable combat ready platform!
OK , I hate to sound dumb, who makes the VIRON M1A stock. A google search results in lots of hits of reviews, but nothing on the manufacturer. The pictures I was able to see look a lot like a Viltor. Please help educate this poor iliterate yankee and give a web addy....Thanks
I'm the president of VIRON Tactical and developed the stock and the Barrel control Bearing System. We're a new player in the industry born from necessity. I got tired of my groups shifting, tried Cryo, free float, and didn't want to carry a heavy barrel or stock around and wanted a collapsible stock. I Started by making a collapsible stock for myself, then figured if I built a rail to clamp to the front of the barrel and the stripper clip guide my scope would follow the barrel as it warped and maintain Zero. Bad Idea. My group walked steadily in a column upward 12" in 20 rounds. OK, I'll cut a slot where it bolts to the stripper clip guide to let it expand, worked much better but still didn't follow the barrel accurately. SO I put dye on the slot and was able to track the movement 3/16" is how much the barrel stretched as it was fired. Over time I learned if you restrict this movement it causes the barrel to warp and whip. Testing has proven this and lead to the development of the Barrel Bearing Control System. All the while I was perfecting the VIRON stock as well adding all the features I wanted to see in a stock until the Gen 4 stock is the most versatile stock available for the M14/M1A, as well as the only stock that can give you consistent groups from hot to cold bore after several mags. You can find much more info on the web site M14-M1AHeaven.com
I tried to advertise on Google but found out their anti gun like Ebay, and PayPal. So it is taking a while to get found on a Google search, You'll find it but it's still way down the page list.
Just curious, I see that Mcann has pricing - $600 for their stock, and have photos at their website at gokart something or another (sorry not allowed to post urls yet - FNG!)
Any member tried one yet?
While I am currently happy with what she is wearing, and don't realy want to go to SAK's 5th Ave.....................I might still develope the "Wandering Eye" and can't always wear shades..........