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Splodge Of Doom

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Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« on: August 04, 2010, 10:23:39 AM »
OK, so after reading discussion about the FNAR on various threads around here, I got curious.

I understand from the discussions and from a brief glance at google that there aren't any aftermarket stocks available for it.  In the interest of curiosity and the fact that I'm an Engineering student with not enough to do:

Is there a market for them?

What features would a good stock have?

How much would you pay for one?

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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 10:29:28 AM »
Is there a market for them?

I doubt it as of yet. It appears to be a great semi-automatic precision rifle, however, their marketing is lacking.

If this gun takes off? Absolutely.

What features would a good stock have?

Good bedding, adjustable cheek rest, etc. see HS Precision or McMillan

How much would you pay for one?

Again see McMillan/HS Precision. They probably command a premium because of the name, you'd probably have to start low, hope for recognition and then raise it accordingly.

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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 10:39:07 AM »
Understand I do not own an FNAR - nor do I plan on buying one - but I do have an opinion on what kind of stock I think belongs on a rifle like what the FNAR is trying to be...

1. LIGHT WEIGHT
2. STRONG
3. FOLDABLE / COLLAPSIBLE
4. ADJUSTABLE FOR LOP/ (and COMB / CANT if it doesn't add complexity or cost - otherwise some OD ground pad with Riggers Tape works just as good.  ;D )
5. REPLACEABLE PISTOL GRIP (AR type)
6. ALUMINUM BEDDING UP FRONT WHERE IT MATTERS
7. THE ABILITY TO EASILY ADD - SUBTRACT RAILS UP FRONT
8. SOME SLING SWIVEL HOLES WOULD BE NICE (one near the buttstock, one where the stock folds, on midway down the handguard)

Fix the stock and make the FNAR take MagPul magazines and you would have a WINNER!  (I would probably be tempted to buy one then!)

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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 11:32:18 AM »
The problem with the mags is that there is no other gun out there using it.  Proprietary mags are almost always a bad idea - but FN loves them.
If FN made a FNAR that could take standard mags - and used Magpul's adjustable stock... that would be a WIN.  I'd buy that.
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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 12:08:00 PM »
I was taking the precision rifle route, looks like you guys are taking a "strategic" rifle route (as George would say).

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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 12:20:42 PM »
Thanks for your input guys :D

Would the stock requirements differ drastically between a "precision" rifle and a "strategic" one?

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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 12:24:34 PM »
No difference to me.

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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2010, 12:52:40 PM »
I didn't think so, but I know other people aren't always using the same definitions as me.  ;D

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Re: Aftermarket FNAR stocks
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010, 12:58:22 PM »
For me probably but it's personal preference.

I don't really want a MAGPUL PRS stock on my 16" AR but I do want it on my precision gun.

Like I said, personal preference.


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