OG, there are a few new aluminum stocks for the M-14, and one of the benefits is that you dont need to glass bed the stock for the best accuracy, it just fits super tight and doesnt flex. There's no significant advantage over a nice bedded wood stock '14, but its easier on maintenance for infantry marksmen in the field, more rails for night ops designators and bipods. If I were to be sent to Afghanistan, I'd want the aluminum, but back home here, I prefer the wood.
I dont have wood on my M-14, making do with the "passable" black synthetic...but I really want a nice GI walnut or birch stock! Or a fancy pepper laminate wood stock from Boyds.
A guy I know here makes carbon fibre stocks for the M-14, some with telestocks, some with marksmanship stocks, and they feel really nice, high quality.
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