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Posted: 12/24/2006 8:47:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2006 8:49:41 PM EST by Unjoiner13]
I own a 16" RRA Varmint and I was wondering what options I had to mount a Surefire M96 to it.

The rifle has a Leupold Mark 4 CQ/T scope on it, so it takes up a fair amount of space up top. There should be room for the Surefire in front of the scope, but I am not sure if the scope would be high enough to keep the Surefire from coming into view.

The handguards are rounded, so no mounting options there.

The scope has some rails on it too, but that might be a weird configuration.

I tried doing a search, but I think my configuration is too specific to come up with anything.
Link Posted: 12/25/2006 6:16:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2006 6:17:10 AM EST by A_J]

Originally Posted By Unjoiner13:
The handguards are rounded, so no mounting options there.


Not necessarily, there are rail sections available that can be mounted on round handguards.. what kind of handguard is it?
Link Posted: 12/25/2006 6:18:11 PM EST
A_J: I'm not sure what handguard Rock River Arms uses on their Varmint rifles, but here is a photo of their setup (without the Leupold scope I have on top):

http://www.rockriverarms.com/images/06va4.gif

I purchased this rifle a couple of years ago so I could work on marksmanship fundamentals. It has proven to be a great rifle, and has served well in this capacity.

I never noticed the weight so much, until I shot a couple of different AR15's with some friends.

For a while, I came here to see what could be done to lighten up my upper, but later realized that it wouldn't be right to hack it up. If I want a lighter configuration, I'll pick up a second upper.

So until then, I'm trying to learn what practical configurations a surefire could be used on this rifle.
Link Posted: 12/26/2006 12:11:59 PM EST
There are many manufactures that make a modular free float railed forarm. They are similar to quadrails, but the rails are added to the round forarm as the owner sees fit. They sell all sorts of lenghts. If you don't mind doing some experiments perhaps you can get a rail or two and try them out. They would require drilling into your current forarm.

I think pri and yhm sell them, and I am sure others do to.
Link Posted: 12/26/2006 3:11:10 PM EST
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there is no PRACTICAL way you are going to be able to mount a M96 in front of any optic.
Link Posted: 12/29/2006 9:07:02 PM EST
I remember seeing this rail adapter a long time ago... it took me a while to find it.

http://yankeehill.bizland.com/store/media/Angle_Mounts.jpg

It is from Yankee Hill Machine.

I have to agree with you guys, it looks like there aren't very pretty ways to put a light on this rifle... it will be too much trouble to make my current configuration do something it was not set up to do.

Thanks for all the replies, they were appreciated.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:09:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:27:02 AM EST
BrightFlashlights: Yes, my rifle does have the railed gas block (top side only).
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