The other day I was prowling around the interwebz when I came across a discussion about stock positions on carbines. After reading through some of the comments, I saw this:
“I’m just curious, it’s just personal preference but I find that with a stance that’s squared up to your target, running the stock 1 or 2 clicks from collapsed, “nose to charging handle” gives to more maneuverability, and a more consistent cheek weld. Also you are closer to your rear sight to get a consistent sight picture. I see a lot of new shooters running it all the way extended or they have a weird and bad chicken wing stance”
After reading that I hammered out the following and posted it:
“Starting with the stock fully extended, or in one notch, allows most shooters to shoot more of the gun and get their support side hands further out on the handguard without having to be part contortionist or roll/hyper extended their shoulder.
The stock extended out also puts you into a more athletic with enables you to move easier, put more pressure behind the gun, be better balanced etc
Another benefit is that by giving yourself room to work, you can collapse the stock and maintain the same shooting posture (for the most part) as clothing/kit is added. Having the stock collapsed from the start doesn’t permit this.
Having the stock extended can also lead to a more natural head position which keeps your field vision open more than trying to be a squared up “turtle”.
Consistent cheek weld should really be in place regardless whether you are squared up or shooting from a modern ISO posture.
Also, closer to the rear sight might not always been a good thing. Doing so tends to make the rear sight more of a ghost ring and less of an aperture”
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