Originally Posted by Quentin
That's a good point, Jon. I like being able to remove handguards quickly to get to the barrel. But I know these things get abused more than I'll ever do and keep on going...
Yeah. Thats the main reason i sold my ruger sr556. You cannot get to the barrel easy at all. The rail was double roll pinned in so if it got wet all you could do was shootit with some cleaner and hope rust didnt set in.
If my socom gets drenched its a little harder than standard clamshell guards to get to the barrel but its doable.
Last year i shot a nice doe with it and carrying it back blood ran down the outside of the barrel. I was able to clean it when i got back to my tools in wisconsin. With the ruger that wouldnt even have been an option. It would have eventually ruined the barrel.
Anyway im just thinking ahead knowing how freeking accident prone i can be in regards to breaking things.