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Posted: 1/8/2003 7:02:04 PM EDT
CMP float tubes - Can you notice the accuracy improvement? Has anyone done a before and after install, accuracy test? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 8:04:33 PM EDT
At 300 and especially at 600 yards, yeah, I believe a DCM/CMP legal free float tube removes the influence a tightly pulled sling imposes on the barrel. I haven't tried before and after cases like you are asking, but I am a believer in them.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 6:25:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 7:28:24 PM EDT

Most of us either bought or built our CMP rifles with FF tubes, rather than having used an existing upper.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 10:20:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2003 10:20:49 PM EDT by Green0]
yep same here sell yours and buy a DCM upper with the FF tube allready installed (much cheaper)

You should see a dramatic improvement though (regular group size will be about 1/2 the size [the one I had tubed cost way too much but the groups shrank from 3/4in-1in to .25-.40inch at 100yds.

And now you can use a sling (checkout [b]jarheadtop.com[/b] for the Jim Owens Hi-power sling video- High speed shit (after that I was shooting 1 in groups at 100yds prone and sitting [not national champion good but believe me that's good for me.]

You need to know how to properly rig and use a sling and Jim will sell you a Turner and the video from the same place.
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 4:58:36 AM EDT
Basically, an un-floated AR is not a competative rifle.

If you can exert EXACTLY the same sling force from shot-to-shot and match-to-match then you don't need to float your barrel. However, as Forrest Gump says: "One less thing to worry about."

IMHO, the priorities in making an (issue) AR comptative are:
1. Two stage trigger.
2. Float the barrel.
3. 1:8 heavy barrel.
4. Buttstock wedge and cuff weights.
5. When you are shooting X-Ring size groups, go to 1/4 moa sights.

Regards, Ray
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