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Unread 02-21-2012, 10:03 AM
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Re: Free float handguards

Troy extream battle rail, Larue rail, or DD rail. The knights are nice but the wrench cost more than the rail does which is rediculous. I like the troy because its has a small outside diamiter. The DD and the Larue are not much bigger. The LMT is the same as the Larue. What rifle do you have? I would suggest getting a longer rail at least 9".
Larue rail

LMT rail

Troy rail
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Unread 02-21-2012, 05:04 PM
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Re: Free float handguards

I decided to order the YHM Specter Customizable. I really liked the round tube as well as the multiple places for picatinney attachments. Now how about an adjustable stock with a raised cheek weld area. Any thoughts on them.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 05:44 PM
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Re: Free float handguards

The Magpul PRS is my favorite, it's not cheap, but it has adjustable length-of-pull and cheek riser height. I'd avoid the Mako with the adjustable cheek plate, I tried one a few weeks ago, and it seems to be more for CQC tactical use and not long range shooting (the riser was way too far back on the stock) The Magpul STS has a nice weld too, it's not adjustable, but it's half the PSR's price and it works great for yote hunting.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: Free float handguards

Father bought the CAA stock with cheek riser. Can't say I am a fan. PRS looks nice, especially with the monopod install DIY I saw, but I won't buy one until I buy a ridiculously heavy upper that would warrant it.
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Unread 02-22-2012, 06:23 PM
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Re: Free float handguards

I looked at the magpul and looks like what I was envisioning. I'm really hoping to keep this rig light because of the walking I do. Plus the short carbine length will aid greatly in the woods where I live. Thanks for all the ideas.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 08:40 PM
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Re: Free float handguards

Heres another for the YHM, I went with the smooth rifle length on my carbine,i like the quad rail on the front 2" but smooth for your hand or bag, and about 4" of barrel stick out. it fit like a glove, solid built,good design threads were nice and smooth on the barrel nut and the front cap.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 01:00 AM
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Re: Free float handguards

+1 for the JP Enterprises handguard. Smaller than most, surprisingly rigid, well made, and only has rails where you want them. My has no rails but has a bipod which is just what I want.

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