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    Mag dumps on an m16 won’t give you much better results. If you want to stay on target, short bursts are required with any rifle caliber being shot from a shoulder. The subguns will yield better “accuracy” results, if you are wanting to do mag dumps. The .22lr kits also work pretty good, if wanting to stay on a silhouette sized target at 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun 22 View Post
    It looks like the one Clyde Armory sold in the past. Had one for a mini 14 and it was nice. Sold it to a guy with a AC556 that literally begged me for a year because he could not find one in the wild.
    The AC556's receiver is wider because of the selector mechanism, not sure how he was able to fit the AC in a Mini stock.


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    What stock is that?
    Clyde SCAR, I believe they don't sell them but you can get a Mini14 from Sage. Sage made them for Clyde and they're great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Battering ram NIB View Post
    I would get a Mac 11, a Lage max31, and a Lage 11/15

    Get other uppers as time goes on.

    Get 6 guns vs 1 ruger ac556

    And probably have a more controllable 223 vs the ruger

    AND probably have a gun that goes up in value quicker. Rugers are going down now

    If you can swing a $19 colt sp1 I’d go for it


    M14 is a beast of a gun. Ive got a few semi 308s. But full auto 308 needs a bipod only. To me that’s not fun shooting. I want to move around a bit and blast at multiple targets. Sitting at a bench with a bipod isn’t my thing.
    That's a bit of an exaggeration at best. I have no problems putting a full mag into a silhouette at 20yrds in full auto... .223 doesn't have much recoil at all. The rotating garande system can be a little weird at first but extremely easy to overcome after a mag or two.
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    I agree with the 3 round burst. If my AC didn't have that, I would be shooting it mostly in semi ! I also agree with the opinion of the M16 rifles. Any shoulder mounted FA rifle is impossible to hold on target (not like the movies), and further after 4-5 full mags, the M16 is filthy dirty due the the gas system. I can shoot (controlled not to over heat) my ac556 mag after mag, while my son who has a M16 is busy cleaning his rifle after the same number of mags - LOL.

    As far as stocks go for AC556's, the after market one help with control. I have a Butler Creek folder and I enjoy that rifle more than when its in the OEM stock.
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    the aftermarket stocks are tacticool....if i had a long/fixed stock version id consider it..but i prefer the looks of the classic folder..

    turning a ac556 into a m16 looking gun is too much for my taste....maybe id feel different if i owned the full size version though.....if thats the look you want then a fnc would be better..but then fnc's have gone up 2-3k in recent times while ac556's are flat or going down in price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battering ram NIB View Post
    the aftermarket stocks are tacticool....if i had a long/fixed stock version id consider it..but i prefer the looks of the classic folder..

    turning a ac556 into a m16 looking gun is too much for my taste....maybe id feel different if i owned the full size version though.....if thats the look you want then a fnc would be better..but then fnc's have gone up 2-3k in recent times while ac556's are flat or going down in price
    I don't disagree with a modern stock not being everyone's taste but it makes the rifle extremely controllable to shoot which was the topic in this discussion.

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    Gentlemen, thank you for all the great advice and feedback.

    Unfortunately, an AC556 for me is on hold for the time being. I will continue to look for the right deal on a Ruger while I am playing with the MK 760 I just purchased.

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    Not to hijack the thread, but somewhat relevant. My buddy who bought the Clyde Armory stock did in fact have a converted Mini 14. This is a reply to TheChuckNorris about the stock not fitting the AC556. He was correct. Buddy told me the rifle dropped right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun 22 View Post
    Not to hijack the thread, but somewhat relevant. My buddy who bought the Clyde Armory stock did in fact have a converted Mini 14. This is a reply to TheChuckNorris about the stock not fitting the AC556. He was correct. Buddy told me the rifle dropped right in.
    Ah ok that's good and I'm glad it worked for him.

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