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Old 07-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #11
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Well said, Quentin.

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One thing that just dawned on me is buying used. Many guys buy high quality parts to find out they dont fit their needs and sell them for a great price. I did this w/ a Noveske 7.5" upper. Sold it brand new never fired for almost $400 less then I paid 3 weeks prior. Check out the Equipment Exchange on some of the bigger AR sites. THose guys are always selling slightly used stuff from top shelf companies.

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I appreciate all the feedback guys!

Let me be a little more clear about what I meant by "economical": Best product for the price. Not just cheap. I think a couple of you are with me on that.

It's not that I can't buy a top of the line set, but I'd really feel great about this build if it stayed under the $1000 mark as I feel it is a quality firearm. (more to come on that )

If I gotta go a bit over, oh well.

All suggestions and feedback is much appreciated. Now I just need to get on it so I can shoot the damn thing!

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hers another good upper for a great price.

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Upper??? While that is a great price on an upper, this thread was created for suggestions on mid-length hand-guards/rails.

I have found that options are scarce and I'd HATE to go with a "run-of-the-mill" 2 piece tapered version, but that's all I'm finding (for mid-length), other than the Yankee Hill Free-Float.

When are the Magpul MOE mid-length hand-guards going to be available??? Everything says "Summer 2010"??? Don't know 'bout ya'll, but it's hot enough here to be considered summer.

Any other sources for hand-guards (not uppers) other than the standard round A2 type?

It's looking like Yankee Hill is the only option. . .

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I'd like to stay under $100, but I know that's not always possible. Preferably free float, but not imperative for this gun.


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Upper??? While that is a great price on an upper, this thread was created for suggestions on mid-length hand-guards/rails.

I have found that options are scarce and I'd HATE to go with a "run-of-the-mill" 2 piece tapered version, but that's all I'm finding (for mid-length), other than the Yankee Hill Free-Float.

When are the Magpul MOE mid-length hand-guards going to be available??? Everything says "Summer 2010"??? Don't know 'bout ya'll, but it's hot enough here to be considered summer.

Any other sources for hand-guards (not uppers) other than the standard round A2 type?

It's looking like Yankee Hill is the only option. . .
Looks like I posted that in the wrong thread.
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I keep looking and have concluded that there are only a few mid-length options available.

1. Really expensive free float rails. Nice, but all over $200

2. The Yankee Hill set that Slo suggested. Probably the most reasonably pricede, quality rails.

3. Stuff from DPMS, Rock River and Calvary.

4. And then the UTG. . . ARE THEY REALLY damaging to the firearm? The reviews don't seem all that negative.

I wish I could come up on a set of those Magpuls. I guess I'm willing to settle for basic handguards as long as I could mount a couple rails to 'em. . .

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Have you looked into any of the Troy brand hand guards? They are well under $200 and hold up very well. The Troys come in 7"-13" choice of top and bottom rail or quad rail.

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Yes I have looked at Troy products. They look about the same as any of the other rail systems to me, but I have heard they are of high quality.

After a lot of indecisiveness, I went in the direction of standard mid-length hand guards with 2 axillary rails in order to mount my angled fore-grip and possibly a light.

Went with the Calvary C8, 2 6" Magpul picatinny rails and 2 sets of the Magpul XTM modular rail panels. I think that will allow me to shoot comfortably with in the realm of ergonomics that I had envisioned AND keep the rifle reasonably balanced.

All that with shipping for just over $50 from DSG Arms! They were the only spot I could find all the pieces to the puzzle at. Hell, even Midway didn't have a mid-length handguard that I could use mounts with.

Note: Midway has the NEW Magpul MOE handguards (in all lengths) listed on their website. The Carbine lengths are available now, Rifle lengths available on 7/15/2010 and mid-length not until 9/15/2010.

So I figure if the current set up doesn't cut it, I got the Magpuls coming soon for a trial. I may just swap out anyways.

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