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Old February 28th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #1
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Just asking how to switch my plastic stock to a wood stock

Hi, had my m1a for a year now, just asking how to switch my plastic stock to a wood stock, i need info where and who has wood stocks also need to know if i can transfer parts from my plastic to my future wood stock, thank you.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 07:45 PM   #2
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Not much issues switching wood and metal parts.

Enjoy the hunt and the reward upon completion.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 07:46 PM   #3
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Your rifle should drop into a wood stock with minimal fitment for the most part. You will need a stock liner u less you buy a stock that comes with one, you would also need a butt plate although I modified the one from my plastic stock to fit my wood one. Honestly the px here almost always has some up for sale at a great price, so I would just keep checking there.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 08:04 PM   #4
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From my experience switching stocks for "looks" can be troublesome. If the lockup is loose or parts of the rifle make contact with the stock accuracy can suffer. Then you have to correct those problems.

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If you have a rifle that was made in the last 10 years or so and you want to put it into a new factory stock, then there shouldn't be any issues.

If you have an older rifle or want to use an older or USGI stock, then all bets are off. Sometimes they are a perfect fit, sometimes they aren't even close. There are too many variables in receivers, trigger assemblies and stocks. You may need to try several before finding one that meets your expectations.

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Welcome from Florida.

Watch the TonyBen video's showing removing the trigger group and dropping the stock, swap to a wood that hopefully already has the metal hardware installed and reverse the process.


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Treelinem14.com has some nice M14 stocks, and a large selection of options.

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+1 for Randy at Treeline. He'll hook you up.

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Don't do it. Wood attracts termites.
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Treelinem14.com has some nice M14 stocks, and a large selection of options.
Yah. just what he said.
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Don't do it. Wood attracts termites.
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From my experience switching stocks for "looks" can be troublesome. If the lockup is loose or parts of the rifle make contact with the stock accuracy can suffer. Then you have to correct those problems.
Just made the switch from synthetic to Walnut. Had to carve out the area where the operating rod guide sits. It was touching the stock. That's a no no.
Plus the stock ferrule has to fit right and the front band has to be right. Best bet, watch all of tonyben3 's videos. You will be a better man for it.

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