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Old June 10th, 2021, 01:29 PM #1
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Bench rest an AR-15 with a collapsible stock?

It is easy to bench rest a bolt gun with a front rest and a rear rabbit ear sand bag - but how do you deal with the rear bag and the sling loop on a collapsible AR-15 stock other than temporarily remove the sling loop?
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Old June 10th, 2021, 01:34 PM #2
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Spend $30 to $50 on a better collapsible stock. Magpul and BCM have some good options.
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get a stock with detachable sling loop
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Sand bag under the pistol grip.
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I'm a bit confused. What sort of problem are you having exactly? Is this a mil spec M-4 stock? Doesn't the sling loop swing to the side?

You should probably have the stock up against your shoulder with your support hand gripping the upper arm of the trigger hand-arm.

Is the front hand guard free floating?
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“Is this a mil spec M-4 stock? Doesn't the sling loop swing to the side?”

Or unscrew completely...
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There are many kinds of bag riders for AR-15s to use a rear bag. I'd recommend using a front bipod also.

Here is an example
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like I have several options to address the problem. I may go the Magpul route; just install one of their Hunter stocks on a Ruger Am. Predator and was really impressed with their quality.
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I have found my best groups are attained when using front and rear bags. If using a bipod on the front, make sure it is a quality unit. Most flex too much on recoil for my tastes.

This is true even when the rifle has a mil-spec, collapsible stock.
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I have found my best groups are attained when using front and rear bags. If using a bipod on the front, make sure it is a quality unit. Most flex too much on recoil for my tastes.

This is true even when the rifle has a mil-spec, collapsible stock.
I always use a front bag; my OP had to do with the problem I was having using the rear bag and collapsible stock.
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