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Old 11-08-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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im disapointed finally broke down and bought a set of rifle length Magpul MOE handguards for my RRA national match A2 rifle with free float tube. but the magpuls dont fit around the tube near the front sight base

at least the mini rail i got for em fits to the a2 guards it came with. now i can put a bipod on it. i really wanted those handguards to go with the prs stock



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Old 11-08-2011, 03:22 AM   #2
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Do you have or can you get a picture. I've put 3 (2 midlength and 1 rifle length) on rifles and haven't had a problem. The MOEs will even fit over the gas system on a LWRC which has a much larger o.d. than a DI tube.



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sure give me a few to find my camera.

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rra national match A2 free float tube



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the moe guard pooches out around the free float tube too much



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i have seen it done, get rid of the heat sheild in the moe hand guard or get the airsoft verson.

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I have never seen a inner free float tube like that. Is the front of the tube not connected to the FSP?

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I have never seen a inner free float tube like that. Is the front of the tube not connected to the FSP?
nope, and midway has them
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i have seen it done, get rid of the heat sheild in the moe hand guard or get the airsoft verson.
The heat shield isnt the issue. Its the design of the plastic pieces that clip into the front endcap. Magpul only makes that one rifle handguard.

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I have never seen a inner free float tube like that. Is the front of the tube not connected to the FSP?
Its a true free float tube. Doesnt touch the barrel at all or the fsb. I routinely shoot sub 3 inch 7-10 shot strings at 300 yards with it open sights.

Ill prolly just stick em on my pencil barrel upper
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I routinely shoot sub 3 inch 7-10 shot strings at 300 yards with it open sights.
And that's a RRA? Federal Match? What's your zero? (Do/can you even zero open sights?)
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And that's a RRA? Federal Match? What's your zero? (Do/can you even zero open sights?)
Ya rra national match a2. The barrel is a wilson stainless air gauged and cryo treated. I asked them to bead blast the stainless to kill glare thats why its greyish looking.

My zero is 200yds and yes you can zero open sights. The clicks are .25 moa. I use handloads 69grn sierra matchking bthp over varget. Im thinking 24 grains of varget but i would have to consult my book to be sure.

At 100 yds shots are pretty much one hole groups. The purpose is to compete in open sight matches. I know i cant use the magpul stuff and have to convert it back to a2 service rifle for such things. But i like the magpul gear for just general shooting.


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