Barrel nut assembly question

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by cddbrowns, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Ok, so I am watching how to install the barrel, and the barrel nut assembly seems to have more than one part. I am curious as to what I should be looking at if I want a free float hand guard (quad rail carbine length). I know where to get JUST the barrel nut.

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    But for free float handguard, should I go with something like this?

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    Please assist.
     
  2. WoodysKJ

    WoodysKJ New Member

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    First off, Any decent FF hand guard should have their OWN barrel nut. The one you show second looks to be a Yankee Hill nut. The one I used, and LOVE it.

    If your free float does NOT come with it's own barrel nut I would NOT use it.
     

  3. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    I just noticed the yankee hill free float quad has the barrel nut along with it. Thanks for pointing that out! I feel like an idiot, but hey, you helped. :p
     
  4. WoodysKJ

    WoodysKJ New Member

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    Don't feel like an idiot, unless of course you are an experienced gunsmith with years of experience with the AR. If that is the case then YES you are an IDIOT. I had the same questions. Read alot, ask questions and learn, grasshopper.

    NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION!!

    Unless you should know better.
     
  5. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Nope, not a gunsmith, first build. I am clear of idiocy for now! (WHEW)