MOE hanguard

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by broke-again124, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    When installed, is the handguard supposed to be extremely tight or have slight play in it? I am about to install mine on my .300 blk build with clamp on front sight, and it feels as though it might be a little loose after its on. Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions before I get too deep.
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Sorry, misunderstood... deleted.
     
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  3. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    Handguard?
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I have a older one and a newer one both MOES , both have a little play thats just how it is with a non free float type handguard , It allows you to put on a flashlight but you would never be able to add a laser and make it stay accurate . No worries it will do what you want it to but if you want someting tight I suggest a free float handguard
     
  5. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    For the first time i saw Q was on other planet while answering a thread. ;)
     
  6. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    I had a MOE handguard on my LMT upper and it had no play at all, nice and tight.
     
  7. broke-again124

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    Will it work with the clamp on FSP? I'm running a carbine gas tube and a mid handguard so I need it. I've had these spare parts lying around so I'd love to use em.
     
  8. fetep

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    My wife's also has no free play on her LMT. Tight as it can be.
     
  9. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Depends on what FSP you have
     
  10. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yep, I was still thinking about another thread. :eek:

    Anyway, both my MOEs fit very tight and it doesn't matter whether the end cap is circular or triangular.
     
  11. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    Arm alike I think.
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    ArmaLite? :p
     
  13. broke-again124

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    Right. Autocorrect.
     
  14. Quentin

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    Are you also using ArmaLite's trangular end cap?
     
  15. broke-again124

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    Using a triangle cap sent to me by Rainier Arms. Are all triangle caps pretty well the same?
     
  16. Quentin

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    Should be the same. I have a MOE on my BCM upper which has a triangular end cap and it's very tight. Same goes for my Daniel Defense as I said earlier. Looks like it would fit my ArmaLite but I haven't tried it. Should work for you.
     
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  17. broke-again124

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    What keeps the end cap from moving? Other than the gas tube which I suspect wouldn't do much.
     
  18. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    pressure from the fsb or gas block and the gas tube keeps it from rotating. milspec with fsb they rarely have any wiggle. barrels that are made for a fsb have a small ledge cut that the fsb presses the endcap into. gas block rifle barrels seldom have that ledge cut so all you got is the gas tube so its going to wiggle
     
  19. broke-again124

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    Okay so I have nothing but the barrel nut to hold it plus pressure from the clamp on FSB.
     
  20. Quentin

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    I assumed your gas block would be like my ArmaLite. If it doesn't stop the end cap from moving then all you have for restraint is the delta ring...