4 Best AR-10 Stocks [Hands-On 2018]: Precision Focus

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Looking to get all that accuracy out of your AR-10 platform?

You’ll need a great stock that gives you a sturdy and repeatable cheekweld.

Aero M5E1 with DPMS LR-308
Aero M5E1 with DPMS LR-308

We’ve tested over a dozen of the most popular stocks for the AR-15 and AR-10.

Best AR-15 Buttstocks
Best AR-15 & AR-10 Buttstocks

Here’s our favorites based on the different needs of the AR-10 compared to the AR-15.

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1. Magpul STR

My favorite adjustable stock is the Magpul STR ($75) when weight is not a problem.

You’re probably not running and gunning with your AR-10!

MOE STR Stock
MOE STR Stock on PSA AR-10

It gives the best cheekweld out of all the tested adjustable stocks…check it out when compared with a regular Magpul MOE buttstock.

MOE STR vs MOE Cheekweld
MOE STR vs MOE Cheekweld

It’s a little heavier at 12.5 oz but this heft balances out the more front-heavy AR-10…plus works well with a rear sandbag.

Rear is the same footprint with mild rubber that stays put when needed and doesn’t snag.

MOE STR vs MOE Back
MOE STR vs MOE Back

I got introduced to this one when I got my PSA AR-10 in .308 (full review) and it also worked great when I got a 6.5 Creedmoor upper too.

PSA AR-10 .308
PSA AR-10 .308

My pick if you want a super nice (and repeatable) cheekweld.  But still some adjustability to lower the overall length of your AR-10.

Editor's Pick Adjustable Stock
Magpul STR Stock

Magpul STR Stock

2. Luth AR

Looking for the best bang-for-the-buck fixed AR-10 stock?

It’s probably the Luth AR ($131).

Luth AR
Luth AR

Tons of adjustability and a decent cheekweld.  Check it out when compared against the MOE.

Rear footprint is roughly the same as the MOE and has the same nice textured rubber.

Luth AR vs MOE Back
Luth AR vs MOE Back

It’s what I’ve been using on my Aero M5E1 .308 for a while now (full review).

Aero M5E1 On The Grass
Aero M5E1 On The Grass

Plus…you can’t beat it for the price…especially when compared against my favorite at the end.

Best Bang-For-The-Buck Stock
Luth AR Modular Stock

Luth AR Modular Stock

What’s your take on the Luth?

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3. DPMS AR .308 A2

If you want to go retro…

Retro Brownells AR-10
Retro Brownells AR-10

Take a look at the DPMS A2 ($109).

Though it’s not going to win points for a better cheekweld…it does what it’s supposed to do.

Plus you’ll probably never have to worry about adjustment issues.

My pick if you value aesthetics over function.

Retro Goodness
DPMS .308 A2 Stock

DPMS .308 A2 Stock

Prices accurate at time of writing

4. Magpul PRS

Now in its 3rd generation…the Magpul PRS ($243) is the gold standard for AR-10 stocks.

PSA AR-10 Lower with 2-Stage Trigger and Magpul PRS
PSA AR-10 Lower with 2-Stage Trigger and Magpul PRS

SUPER sturdy with a heft of 31 oz.

You’re not going to be humping your AR-10 around much.

Now now you’re rewarded with true quality feel and nice adjustments in length-of-pull and cheekweld.  Though the cheekweld isn’t the best out of all the picks.

Magpul PRS vs MOE Cheekweld
Magpul PRS vs MOE Cheekweld

Rear is bigger to absorb the likely harsher recoil of the AR-10 compared to the AR-15.

PRS vs MOE Back
PRS vs MOE Back

Here it is on my 6.5 Creedmoor from PSA (full review).

PSA 6.5 Creedmoor AR-10
PSA 6.5 Creedmoor AR-10

If you value stability and adjustability…while giving up a little bit in cheekweld and weight.  The PRS is for you.

Conclusion

There you have it…our top picks for AR-10 stocks.  I’m kind of glad there’s not a bazillion stocks out there that fit my bill for the AR-10.

Adjustable AR-15 Buttstocks
Adjustable AR-15 Buttstocks

If you’re looking at something collapsible…get the Magpul STR.

Editor's Pick Adjustable Stock
Magpul STR Stock

Magpul STR Stock

If you want something fixed and a good value…get the Luth AR.

Best Bang-For-The-Buck Stock
Luth AR Modular Stock

Luth AR Modular Stock

For the nostalgic AR-10 build…get the DPMS.

Retro Goodness
DPMS .308 A2 Stock

DPMS .308 A2 Stock

Prices accurate at time of writing

And lastly…if you want the gold standard with some serious heft and adjustability get the Magpul PRS.

What’s your pick for the best AR-10 stock?  If you’re itching to soup up your AR-15 now…we have our Best AR-15 Stocks article that goes over 12 of our favorites.

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I think you missed the most obvious choice for an AR10, the MFT Battlelink Minimalist stock. AR10s are heavy pigs and need all the weight reduction they can get. With a rifle length gas system they are suprisingly gentle to shoot….at least for a 308.