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Old 03-04-2011, 04:47 PM   #11
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If you are just wanting a Handguard with the rails on them you might take a look at the Surefire Rifle Length 2 piece unit. The DEA, FBI and other Federal agencies use the Surefire Model M-73 which is the carbine version of the same 2 piece handguard and rail system. They are easy to install but you must re-zero the rifle after installation. Because as Dillinger stated it will change the barrel harmonics by installing. But once you have done the re-zero it will stay the same unless you change something else that has contact or effects the barrel harmonics. The free float requires front sight and barrel removal.

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The Surefire looks like a great rail. Im guessing it is a Free Float, it did not specify. I will give that one a hard look and do some reading.

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Most of the rife length rails that i have found are in the 15-17oz range, without spending over $300 anyway. There are alot of good options out there, i still have some research to do.

Thanks for all the input fellas! That was a great post by Dillinger!
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The Surefire looks like a great rail. Im guessing it is a Free Float, it did not specify. I will give that one a hard look and do some reading.

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Most of the rife length rails that i have found are in the 15-17oz range, without spending over $300 anyway. There are alot of good options out there, i still have some research to do.

Thanks for all the input fellas! That was a great post by Dillinger!
Thats what I like about the Troy TRX Ext. Theyre just over 10oz and roughly $170 for the 13" version.
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Thanks for all the help on this guys! I just picked up a Surefire M82 rail for my SP1. Cant wait to get it! Got a great deal on it from a servicemen who returned from Iraq.

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