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Old 10-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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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.



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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



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

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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.
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Didn't know that.

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Midwest Industries 2 Piece Free Float Handguard System Gen2

Weight 9.0 oz, Length 7 inches, Width 2.3 inches, Height 2.43 inches



Midwest Industry's innovative 2 piece Free Float Forearm design allows easier installation over single piece units that require front gas block sight removal. These Quad Rail Handguards include desired laser etched USGI T-marks for accessory location and instantly improve accuracy by reducing strain on barrel harmonics. MII Generation II AR15 Forearms are sure to be the new standard for fit, finish, and value in tactical handguards. Made in USA.

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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.
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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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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??
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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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