I have a Tapco 6, four-position adjustable stock; not the best on the market, I know, but fine for me. Normally I adjust it to the second (middle) position, which is right for me when shooting from a rest, no problem.
Once, however, back in the early days of ownership and conversion and just for the hell of it, I adjusted it down to its shortest position and with iron sights, no scope, fired a round. It scared the hell out of me. The recoil bounced the receiver back toward my nose where it stopped short and quick at what seemed like only a couple of inches from it. I had visions of my nose pushed back into my brain had I been holding the rifle any looser.
As I've understood it, the main advantages of adjustable stocks are for carrying, close quarter work (especially if one is wearing body armor or heavy clothes) or if you're using the gun for multiple shooters.
What position/positions do you folks tend to use, and for what differing situations?
And has anyone ever heard of anyone else ever smashing their nose by scoping the stock to its shortest position and then cuddling up too close to the receiver?