Jon Stokes posted on LMT’s new rifles for 2014, but I was able to go hands-on for a bit with the new stock. It immediately elicits thoughts on MagPul’s PRS, but upon closer inspection the stock is a unique solution for those seeking that extra customization. It is not “just a copy”.
Unlike the PRS, LMT’s DMR stock mounts to a carbine buffer tube, giving the user the option of switching stocks on lowers that already have carbine adjustable buffer tubes available. It will be nice to take the same lower and switch stocks (and uppers) to move to precision work with the same trigger
The stock was solid, with no wobble on the tube. Shoulders naturally with 45 solid clicks, adjusting height and length-of-pull. When brought to the shoulder vigorously, the stock did not collapse or move on the tube. The stock material was smooth to the touch, but is rugged for heavy use. The butt-pad is a no-slip rubber that felt natural in my big shoulders.
The DMR stock includes a bottom rail for mounting a mono-pod and two QD mounts for slings. My only suggestion would be lengthen the adjustable cheek-piece. My chipmunk cheeks rolled over the front of the piece. Those with larger faces may want to keep this in mind or adjust their position.
LMT has not released pricing but expects retail to be “comparable” to similar products. I was impressed and will pick one up when they hit the market. I do not have any rifle buffer tubes on my various AR’s and the DMR will work nicely for an 18″ build currently in the works.