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Posted: 10/5/2005 9:52:00 PM EDT
Just to make sure I've got my facts straight, with a 12" forend on a rifle length gas system, the gas block will be past the end of the forend, like the A2, right?

I prefer the look of a low profile gas block under the forend. With an 18" barrel and a rifle length gas system, it's looking like I'm not going to have that option. It's possible to get the 18" barrel I want with a mid-length gas system, but I'd prefer rifle length. I also like to have as much of the barrel covered as possible. Is there a forend made that's longer than LaRue's 13.2"?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:58:58 PM EDT
12" will not cover the block and 13.2" is the longest made.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:04:29 PM EDT
Damn.

Is the rail on the Larue 13.2" high enough to match up with the A3 upper rail? It looks farther from the center than the rest of the rails, and I'm hoping that's the reason why.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:07:23 PM EDT
It is the same height as the receiver.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:38:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 10:39:30 PM EDT by Hoplophile]

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
12" will not cover the block and 13.2" is the longest made.


13.2" is longest made by Larue but there are others that are longer.


(that's a 16" tube on a 24" barrel. And yes, it's a heavy SOB.)

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:44:15 PM EDT
Longest of the high quality ones
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:07:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Longest of the high quality ones


<-- CJ green with envy.

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:56:40 AM EDT
That's hot. Who makes it?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:49:14 PM EDT
I believe that's the Olympic FIRSH handguard.

I wouldn't waste your time on non Mil Spec rails as they are sharper due to the longitudinal cuts not to mention they don't accept some equipment properly. They completely suck to carry, but if you want a rail system just for looks on a bench rifle, the FIRSH may cover what you want.

I'd throw away thirty FIRSH rails for just one Larue. That's just my opinion though.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:06:53 PM EDT
So then is LaRue's 13.2 inch the longest quality manufacture mil spec forend made? That's what it's looking like.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:15:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By theWalrus:
So then is LaRue's 13.2 inch the longest quality manufacture mil spec forend made? That's what it's looking like.



Currently, although I heard that a vendor was trying to convince LaRue to make a 14" tube for the AR10. If I am not mistaken they use the same forging for both types, so a 14" AR tube would likely be introduced.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:09:08 PM EDT
my dial up is too slow to investigate, but doesnt JP Enterprises make a really long free floating forend?
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 10:34:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jonathan1994:
my dial up is too slow to investigate, but doesnt JP Enterprises make a really long free floating forend?

JP makes one as well as DPMS. The DPMS tube is just a 16" long version of their plain aluminum free-float tube. The JP one is their model that has rails you can attach at different positions. I don't know the actual length except that it is listed as being long enough to cover a rifle gas port.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 11:23:51 PM EDT
Cool, I'll check into both of those.
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