Putting a stock on your Tippmann X7 Phenom is an awesome way to instantly upgrade your X7 Phenom’s performance and looks. Stocks will improve your accuracy by making the gun feel lighter in your hands, as well as reducing sway and recoil. Choosing a stock can be overwhelming with all the options you have. There are stocks that look like an actual firearms stock, such as M16’s, AK47’s, SCAR’s, and X36’s. As well as stocks designed to be very minimalistic known as skeleton stocks. Stocks are made of a few different materials, the most common being composite stocks which are lightweight yet durable. There are also metal stocks, which will be heavier but also more durable. Perhaps the most important feature of a stock is whether it is adjustable or what kind of adjustment it is. Folding stocks will fold to the side of the gun for close combat situations. Collapsible stocks are horizontally adjustable, usually from around 7” to 11” in length. Finally fixed stocks remain in one position and do not collapse or fold. (Note: X7 and Phenom stocks are interchangeable EXCEPT for air through stocks. Air through stocks are designed for EITHER the X7 OR the Phenom. If you do have an X7 Air Through stock you can now get a Tippmann adapter (T230003) that will fit it to your Phenom.)
Extending/Collapsible – These stocks will be adjustable in length, making it easy for you to choose the most comfortable position between you and your marker.
Fixed – These stocks only have one position and do not move. These stocks are generally more lightweight than their counterparts.
Foldable – These stocks will have their set out position, and will also fold to the side of the gun. This is ideal for people who engage in long range play, as well as tight spots where a stock would not be ideal.
Different Styles of Stocks
Carbine – Car stocks will commonly be collapsible and will look like AR-15 stocks.
Skeleton – Skeleton or wire stocks are designed for those who want very little size and weight to their stock.
Specialty – Want to make your marker look more realistic? We have MP5, G36, AK-47, and AR-M4 designed stocks.
Tactical – These stocks are designed to give your marker a tactical feel to them. Most of these are somewhere between carbine, and skeleton stocks.
What are Paintball Shoulder Stocks Made of?
Metal – Metal stocks are going to be the most durable. They will be nearly impossible to damage; they will however generally be more expensive and weigh more than other materials.
Plastic – These stocks will be lightweight and will not cost you an arm and a leg. Although they will not be nearly as durable as metal or composite stocks.
Composite – Composite stocks are made of composite plastics. These stocks will be between the aforementioned materials in nearly all qualities. They are typically more durable than normal plastic, but less durable than metal. Also the cost will mainly be in between the metal and plastic stocks.
Unique Stock Features
Rear Velocity Adjustment (RVA) – RVA stocks will give you a second option for changing your markers velocity. While the original allen wrench adjustment in the left side of your marker will still adjust the internal air pressure, an RVA stock allows you to change your spring tension as well. This makes little tweaks to your FPS (feet per second) easier than ever.
Replica Military Parts – Stocks that are designed with replica military parts give you the ultimate realistic feel to your paintball marker. They are designed around their real military counterparts.