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Posted: 4/20/2007 2:44:43 AM EDT
I'm thinking of putting a JP V-Tac tube on my 16" upper, and was wondering if anyone would share their opinion of this piece of gear? Also, pics of a mid or rifle length tube on a 16" upper would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 4:04:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 5:59:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 9:01:51 AM EDT by VinnieBoomBah]
I'm picking up my new upper today and it has the V-tac, Ill let you know what I think in a day or so.

ETA: Picked mine up, but have not shot with it yet. In person the barrel nut does not stand out as much as it goes in the photos, it provides a nice transition (to the eye and the hand) from the receiver to the handguard. The tube is a good size, enough to hold onto, but nothing requiring giant hands to grasp. The texturing is also "just about right" subtle, but there. All in all, I'm glad I picked it for my "SPRish" build.
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 8:04:02 AM EDT
top upper: 16" WOA w/ mid gas. 12" VTac handguard
other upper: 14.5" CMMG w/ mid gas, 9" VTac

I have been very happy w/ my Vtac handguards. Im currently working on another SBR upper using a 10.3" WOA bbl and a mid-length VTac handguard.
The only drawback that i can see is; you have to use 'red' loctite to attach part of the handguard to the upper reciever.



more pics


Link Posted: 4/20/2007 8:09:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stingerjg:
top upper: 16" WOA w/ mid gas. 12" VTac handguard
other upper: 14.5" CMMG w/ mid gas, 9" VTac

I have been very happy w/ my Vtac handguards. Im currently working on another SBR upper using a 10.3" WOA bbl and a mid-length VTac handguard.
The only drawback that i can see is; you have to use 'red' loctite to attach part of the handguard to the upper reciever.

i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0645.jpg

more pics

i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0703.jpg
i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0573.jpg



What variable optic is that in the lower pic?
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 8:20:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:

Originally Posted By stingerjg:
top upper: 16" WOA w/ mid gas. 12" VTac handguard
other upper: 14.5" CMMG w/ mid gas, 9" VTac

I have been very happy w/ my Vtac handguards. Im currently working on another SBR upper using a 10.3" WOA bbl and a mid-length VTac handguard.
The only drawback that i can see is; you have to use 'red' loctite to attach part of the handguard to the upper reciever.

i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0645.jpg

more pics

i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0703.jpg
i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0573.jpg



What variable optic is that in the lower pic?


I think it's a Simmons ProDiamond 1.5-5x20
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 8:22:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2007 8:23:45 AM EDT by fivepointoh]

Originally Posted By TDB:

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:

Originally Posted By stingerjg:
top upper: 16" WOA w/ mid gas. 12" VTac handguard
other upper: 14.5" CMMG w/ mid gas, 9" VTac

I have been very happy w/ my Vtac handguards. Im currently working on another SBR upper using a 10.3" WOA bbl and a mid-length VTac handguard.
The only drawback that i can see is; you have to use 'red' loctite to attach part of the handguard to the upper reciever.

i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0645.jpg

more pics

i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0703.jpg
i128.photobucket.com/albums/p175/stingerjg/DSCF0573.jpg



What variable optic is that in the lower pic?


I think it's a Simmons ProDiamond 1.5-5x20


Thanks.


ETA Actually...not so sure now.


b/c here is a pic of the one you're referencing to..unless the bodies are different for the X32/X20/etc.

Link Posted: 4/20/2007 8:28:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2007 8:31:46 AM EDT by TDB]

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
Thanks.


ETA Actually...not so sure now.


b/c here is a pic of the one you're referencing to..unless the bodies are different for the X32/X20/etc.

www.simmonsoptics.com/Images/R_M_ProDiamond/517793.gif


There are different bodies.

I had the 1.5-5x20 on my previous upper


Nice little scope for the price.

Link Posted: 4/20/2007 8:33:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TDB:

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
Thanks.


ETA Actually...not so sure now.


b/c here is a pic of the one you're referencing to..unless the bodies are different for the X32/X20/etc.

www.simmonsoptics.com/Images/R_M_ProDiamond/517793.gif


There are different bodies.

I had the 1.5-5x20 on my previous upper


Nice little scope for the price.



Hey Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:26:49 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies and pictures!
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 8:56:33 AM EDT
LOVE MINE !



Link Posted: 4/21/2007 9:47:17 AM EDT
Like mine too. I used blue Loc-Tite for the barrel nut on mine, and it hasn't budged since I put it on about a year ago.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 6:37:36 PM EDT
The loctite is really just to keep the extension from moving during assembly. Some people don't even use any loctite at all and have no problems at all. Here's one pic of mine, just test fit so some screws are missing. THIS THREAD has more pix and an explanation of some mods to make it fit better. Note: The bipod was just on to make it easier to take some other pix. http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b65/bushflyr/ARBuild/Gun2.jpg
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