Carbon Fiber Float Tubes

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by Gary Kaney, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    Are carbon fiber hand guards strong enough to support a bipod? I'm concerned about drilling the hole for the stud.
     
  2. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    My buddy tried it (I can't remember what brand), seemed to work ok. I'd worry about the stud breaking out in really cold weather. My friend sold his rig before he had a chance to try it in the cold.
     

  3. hglucky13

    hglucky13 Member

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    what about a lancer rail with a picatinny mount?
     
  4. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    I read on another forum where a guy lost the bipod rail so he drilled all the way through and locited a nut on the screws for the new rail. I'm now thinking either a JP Enterprise Modular or a Yankee Hill Smooth Tube. IF I CAN FIND A BCG OR BCG PARTS.THIS IS GETTING INSANE. People who never owned an AR now think they need one at an inflated price. My winter build should have been a summer build when i eas thinking about it.
     
  5. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    You should be putting some sort of locking washer on the back, regardless if it's aluminum or carbon fiber.

    There are a LOT of different systems out there that are designed in this matter.
     
  6. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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    I have a PRI and I used a harris 27" model and I have had no problem at all at any temp.
     
  7. brasse

    brasse New Member

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    My upper with carbon fiber handguard came with a semi-circle of aluminum with a hole drilled throung the bottom and a bipod stud.




     
  8. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Is it a standard sling swivel stud? Could you tell us the particular brand, or give us a link?
     
  9. Ben Diss

    Ben Diss New Member

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    That sounds like the Clark hand guard.

    Here's how I did my 6.8 SPC. I used a 2" sanding drum to shape the Magpul short rail.

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