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Old 02-18-2012, 10:00 PM
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Free float handguards

I was searching for handguards and with all the selections am having trouble deciding. I want a carbine length free float tube. I don't need a lot of rails but enough for a bipod and sling attachment. Any advice or reviews on the hogue and Yankee hill brands. I was waiting on the local gun shops to get some Alexander Arms tubes in but my patience is running thin. I really need to get the glacial shields off before I can do any load testing.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:10 PM
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Re: Free float handguards

I've got a longer YHM tube and I like it. But I prefer my VTAC tube. Just put the rail pieces where you want them.

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:50 AM
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Re: Free float handguards

If you want to use the front closer piece from Yankee , order the spector. The gas block gets in the way with the carbine length.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:37 AM
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Re: Free float handguards

Got the YHM customizale spectre on a carbine. it comes tapped for a bipod mount, or you can use one of the two rails to attach a picatinny bipod. No complaints about it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:00 AM
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Re: Free float handguards

I drilled and tapped my YHM full length tube for a sling and bi p. It works great, but I wish I had the shorter one or either the options above.
I like things that go "bang"... I love things that go "BOOM!"
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:44 PM
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Re: Free float handguards

The only thing I use is the Badger Ordnance Beavertail Handguard.

Handguards | Badger Ordnance

Take a look at them. I love them. I've got them on AR15s and AR10s.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:04 AM
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Re: Free float handguards

WTS: JP Enterprises adjustable .750 gas block and DPMS carbine free float vented handguard - AR15.COM

carbine freefloat for $50
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