Tantal Rifle Stock Mod

TFB reader Chris as unhappy with the mil-spec wire stock his Tantal rifle was supplied with so he modded it up bending the stock down and adding a cheek weld. Quite a nifty mod if you ask me!

Chris wrote on the TFB Facebook page …

The original Tantal stock has a horribly short length of pull and the butt plate is high, leaving the user’s arm and head all uncomfortably scrunched up to get a sight line. Amd65tech does make a clamp on cheek riser for these but it doesn’t solve the length/height problem. So I added three inches to the length, which lowers the butt plate considerably, thus raising the rifle, and added the cheek weld area. Now I can shoulder the rifle quick and comfortably with a clear sight picture without bending my head down, much like the ergos of an AR15. I agree with you about the butt plate needing to extend higher. Consider this a working prototype. I wanted to keep the style and lines of the of the original, and used the original butt plate.

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Steve Johnson

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  • genius, i love AK mods involving a TIG welder.

  • Komrad

    AMD65Tech.com offers the same thing essentially. http://www.amd65tech.com/expertise.html

    They make them for AMD-65s and for folding stocks in the style of the one in the article.

    • In all honesty the one on the website is the standard stock with one part attached for a cheek weld. Chris made his stock longer, with heavier material making his stiffer and more stable. The length is also more in line with the length western shooters prefer.

    • erwos

      That was my first thought, too. The guy spent a whole lot of time and money fixing a terribad stock when he could have improved it for a lot less, or bought a much better new one.

      Nice engineering feat, though.

  • Here’s a pic of the entire rifle with the new stock. After an awesome day shooting it on CA BLM lands, I found that the cheek weld area should extend further forward, so that will change in the future. Next one will also have a rubber butt pad, but that it’s is really necessary with the 5.45 round.

  • n0truscotsman

    I hate wire stocks. they are pretty much junk