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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 3/19/2006 4:18:51 PM EST
I've been reading and learning from you all, but I can't find a good discussion about the qualities of the different manufacturers of Free Float forearms.

Can anyone give me a good schooling in the cost to weight to benefits of various manufacturers and their products?

I've been specifically looking at the Midwest Industries MCTAR-20X and the Troy MRF-CX.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:30:25 PM EST
Alright the Troy will be a bit better quality and maybe a smidgen lighter

But for that 2-3oz difference and MAYBE some better manufacturing you end up paying nearly 150 bucks more. For most practical applkications the MI will serve you just fine. I have one and the 2-peice design is wonderful as all you do is cut off the delta ring and installation is a breeze. I'd choose MI over Troy in your case. However for a varminting rifle i'd go with Yankee Hill's customizable forearm. And unless you are into the precision shooting scene or have a really long barrel, a free float won't make that much difference.

Anyway, I vote MI, they make great products and you can't lose with them.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:09:02 AM EST
Thank you!

Is there a listing of the weights of the various forearms?

Is there another manufacturer that gives a better yield?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:45:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:15:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:08:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 3:08:47 AM EST by SanTifiQue]
as far as the MI FF...Do you still need to keep the Front plate behind the FSB?

Or will it work W/o the plate?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:38:15 AM EST
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