Question about changing LM308MWS to side charging

pahoben

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I also just got my LM308 and would like to change out the stock to a PRS. I think the cheek weld in up position may interfere with the T charging handle. I asked a reputable gunsmith today about moding to side charging. He said that he wouldn't do it because the work on the receiver made the gun dangerous on AR's by weakening an already weak receiver.

Anyone have any advice or thoughts on this? There are a whole lot of AR's out there wuth PRS butt stock so I do not know what to make of this.

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pahoben
 

dmg308

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Re: Question about changing LM308MWS to side charging

He's an ...Um never mind...AR recievers have nothing to do with the strength of the gun it simply provides a tube for the barrel to be bolted to and the bolt to recipricate in.

On a side note if you get the PRS for an ar10 it will not interfere with the charging handle.The saddle is cut different just a thought.
 

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Re: Question about changing LM308MWS to side charging

Thanks for the info dmg.

For some reason gunsmiths tend to be an ill tempered lot.
 

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Re: Question about changing LM308MWS to side charging

Does anyone know of a good gunsmith for AR's in the Houston area?
 

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    Re: Question about changing LM308MWS to side charging

    I would just buy a PRS that is made for an AR308 or the receiver extension - basically you want another 1/2-3/4" clearance for the cheek riser thing. If you don't mind cutting it yourself you can use an ar15 one too. I would be hesitant about cutting into the receiver for a PRS when there is no need to do so.
     

    pahoben

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    Re: Question about changing LM308MWS to side charging

    Thanks for the info. I did order a 308 prs and now understand how to proceed.