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Posted: 8/22/2004 7:06:11 PM EST
My postban Bushy A2 is over 12 lbs!
I knew the bipod and scope were not the only reason.
I took off the hand guards and saw something I aint seen before.
Can anyone identify this "attachment"?







Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:11:43 PM EST
My bet is its a lead weight. Hi power shooters use them. Is it a DCM model rifle?
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:12:25 PM EST
It is a free float tube with a thick diameter? It is a FF tube though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:18:36 PM EST
looks like a freefloat tube that bushmaster sells. Get rid of it!
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:21:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:21:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 7:28:57 PM EST by FishKepr]
Yep, it's a 'service class' legal float tube. It allows you to use full sling tension without influencing the point of impact.

EDITED TO ADD:
This is kind of odd considering that muzzle brakes are NOT service rifle legal.
BTW, unless it has a super heavy barrel, a float tube alone should not bring it up to 12 pounds. Take a look inside the buttstock compartment.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:27:16 PM EST
how do you get it off?

BTW
It is a very accurate rifle.
I've never hit 1 inch circles at 100 yards as consistent as with this rifle (And Scope).

I still want it off though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:30:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Yep, it's a 'service class' legal float tube. It allows you to use full sling tension without influencing the point of impact.

EDITED TO ADD:
This is kind of odd considering that muzzle brakes are NOT service rifle legal.
BTW, unless it has a super heavy barrel, a float tube alone should not bring it up to 12 pounds. Take a look inside the buttstock compartment.



What is service class?

Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:31:19 PM EST
Why do you want to take it off? That tube is probably the reason it's so accurate.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:31:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 7:36:09 PM EST by DigDug]
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:35:09 PM EST
I'm sure Y'all are right.
If I want lightweight I'll get a carbine.
Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:43:14 PM EST
Oh boy. sounds like reason to buy another upper!

Seriously though. Keep it for bench shooting, and get a 14.5 barrel with a pinned flash suppressor and flat top style upper for all your lightweight fun needs.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:29:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By bgcc11:
What is service class?



Oh boy, I'll try to make it short. If you want the full poop, post that question in the Competition forum.

In High Power competition there's different classes. The basic ones are:

John C. Garand (WW1 and WW2 rifles only)
Service (M1, M14/M1A, M16/AR15)
Match

Each class has different rules for allowable modifications. Garand allows the fewest modifications and match class is pretty much limited only by your wallet.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:54:08 PM EST
bgcc11, how long have you owned your rifle that you've never removed the handguards???
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:37:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
bgcc11, how long have you owned your rifle that you've never removed the handguards???



Inquiring minds want to know!
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:25:55 AM EST
I just purchased this from SHOOTER recently.
He has been providing some great deals lately.
All as advertised.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:37:13 AM EST
I noticed a break with tradition in those pics......

NO SOCKS!!

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