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Offline JohnEd

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MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« on: October 12, 2015, 07:51:17 PM »
My criteria is folding and extending with a adj cheek piece.  My 58 has so little recoil that anything else in that regard is not an issue but I won't hold this feature against this MAKO stock.  QUESTION is: Is this the best stock for the money?  Any problems that any have heard of?

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 08:23:13 PM »
You looking at the polymer or steel joint? If steel, it's pricey, and adds a pound of weight, and the folder joint takes some effort to release. But with steel the rifle doubles as a heavy duty club if you run out of ammo.

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 12:40:47 AM »
CitizenPete is probably the authority to ask here about the mako/fab stocks...

I would suspect that if wanting metal joint, that you'd be best served by a stormworks or ACE adapter and folding mechanism.  Some have reported SW's folder to be stronger -- no personal experience...  ANd then with the universal adapters, it opens a host of stock options...

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2015, 03:21:05 PM »
I went with:    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SBT-V58-FK-FAB-REINFORCED-POLYMER-RECOIL-REDUCING-BUTTSTOCK-SYSTEM-/390946372539?hash=item5b06383bbb  The price was the swing vote.  I see the same item for over $200 and that was the case a year ago when I was looking.

I have another gun that needs a butt stock so any advice won't be wasted.  As if it could be when voiced to the forum.

Thanks RSR.  The Universal adapter is a really good idea.  Take it from VZ58 to what?  AK or M14 or ????

Adding that pound for a metal hinge gave me pause.

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 01:25:09 AM »
There are two types typically -- the two screw version and then the AR tube version.  Any works and opens up a much wider range of stocks...

*Some have noted issues with that stock's screw mechanism.  In particular, it uses two screws to attach to the receiver.  If I recall correctly, the first is polymer insert that screws into the receiver.  Then there's an inner metal screw that attaches the tube tightly to that polymer insert.  The issue I've heard of is that the polymer strips out making the stock unable to be attached...  Unclear if to receiver or stock tube to polymer where that happens.  I believe the polymer is screw straight in while the inner screw gets screwed in at an angle somehow, or perhaps the allen key hole is at an angle with screw straight?...

Also, that tube does contract and could pinch at the slide joint on the stock...  Mako also makes a recoil stock where the latch looks like it faces backwards -- and the recoil reduction is within the stock itself.  Unsure if they make for VZ58 or just for an AR tube...
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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 01:27:20 PM »
RSR,

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 07:58:40 PM »
You aré right RSR the screw goes in angle and it's pretty long,n the do make the reduce recoil stock for the vz I have it on mine and it works pretty good is exactly the one you got on eBay JhoneEd it takes a little bit to get use to it but it does what it says it does. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2015, 12:52:59 PM »
Omar,

Thanks.  What is it that takes time to "get used to"?

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2015, 07:46:25 PM »
You welcome JhonEd,I said that because if you are used to hold the butt stock tied to your shoulder,you will feel the stock shock absorber a little weird but after you get used to it,it actually works really well,n better for rapid fire and follow up shots..Let me know when you give it a try ....

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Re: MAKO FAB folding/telescoping/recoil suppressing rear stock
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 11:50:47 PM »
*Some have noted issues with that stock's screw mechanism.  In particular, it uses two screws to attach to the receiver.  If I recall correctly, the first is polymer insert that screws into the receiver.  Then there's an inner metal screw that attaches the tube tightly to that polymer insert.  The issue I've heard of is that the polymer strips out making the stock unable to be attached...  Unclear if to receiver or stock tube to polymer where that happens.  I believe the polymer is screw straight in while the inner screw gets screwed in at an angle somehow, or perhaps the allen key hole is at an angle with screw straight?...

I am happy with the  http://www.ebay.com/itm/SBT-V58-FK-FAB-REINFORCED-POLYMER-RECOIL-REDUCING-BUTTSTOCK-SYSTEM-/390946372539?hash=item5b06383bbb ...  RSR isn't correct about a "polymer" screw.  That screw is a "reducer" and while it looks to be a precision stamping it is certainly very hard steel.  The pics allow the steel to blend into the polymer/abs around it so it appears to be plastic.  It isn't.

I changed my mind about folding for the reason of price and weight.  The mating of the plastic to the Receiver is plenty tough. 

Thanks RSR and OMAR