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broke-again124 10-15-2012 08:12 PM

Free floating handguards
 
I'm lookin for a free floating handguard that is able to be attached with a standard barrel nut. Basically so I don't have to take my gas block back off. Anyone have any suggestions.

willfully armed 10-15-2012 08:25 PM

Are you looking for a tube or a railed unit?

I'm currently running a AP Customs 15" carbon fiber tube. It's perfect for a game gun, not so much for a utility rifle

Olympus 10-15-2012 08:36 PM

Using a free float handguard will require a different barrel nut. You'll have to remove your gas block. Not a big deal though.

ZeusEcho 10-15-2012 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympus (Post 977794)
Using a free float handguard will require a different barrel nut. You'll have to remove your gas block. Not a big deal though.

Not always the case, my Centurian C4 rail uses the standard barrel nut and it's free float.

I just got a Troy VTAC Battlerail Alpha that is also free float and uses the standard barrel nut.

Olympus 10-15-2012 09:15 PM

Didn't know that.

USEBOTHHANDS 10-15-2012 09:19 PM

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willfully armed 10-16-2012 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympus (Post 977794)
Using a free float handguard will require a different barrel nut. You'll have to remove your gas block. Not a big deal though.

My AP tube runs a STD nut as well.

Ultimate_sig 10-16-2012 04:38 AM

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I'm lookin for a free floating handguard that is able to be attached with a standard barrel nut. Basically so I don't have to take my gas block back off. Anyone have any suggestions.

Troy rails are really nice, theyre light and you can add a rail any where you want. Took me all of 2 minutes to take off add a rail and out back on. There not as fat as the other freefloats and they're really goid product

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broke-again124 10-16-2012 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig

Troy rails are really nice, theyre light and you can add a rail any where you want. Took me all of 2 minutes to take off add a rail and out back on. There not as fat as the other freefloats and they're really goid product

This is what I want exactly. Do I have to remove the gas block or anything to install??

Gatoragn 10-16-2012 11:31 AM

If the handguard not a two piece style and the gas block is not low profile, yes the GB will need to be removed.


If the gas block is a low profile style, the handguard may slide over it, but still depends on the barrel nut. To change a barrel nut the GB must be removed.

I recently cut down a pin on front sight an converted it to a low profile.


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