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Posted: 12/12/2006 6:17:43 PM EDT
help me decide--going liteweight, just cannot figure out which length.

Rifle or Specter?

Need pics!

Thanks
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 5:46:56 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/13/2006 5:47:44 AM EDT
What's a specter?
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 6:02:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2006 6:07:39 AM EDT by fivepointoh]
IIRC the specter is longer than the rifle length requiring you to use a gas block and front BUIS but don't quote me on that



ETA: From YHM's site and if it was me I'd go the Specter route


Specter Four Rail Free Float Kits
These Specter Kits give you a different look from other firearms by concealing the gas block under the forearm tube. We provide a flip front sight to mount right on your forearm. This gives your rifle a unique profile while providing more rail surface and an increased sight radius. This kit provides all parts necessary for operation on your upper receiver. Designed to free float the barrel even with our End Cap installed. The Specter Forearm has an overall length of 9.675 Inches, and is designed to be assembled on a carbine top end. The Specter XL has an overall length of 12.50 Inches and is designed to be assembled on either a carbine or mid-length top end. Each kit includes: Solid or Lightweight Forearm, End Cap (YHM-9484-A), Forearm Flip Front Sight (YHM-9627), Specter Gas Block (YHM-9378), Swivel Stud (YHM-9469), 1-1/4" Q.D. Sling Swivel (YHM-9470).
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 6:29:13 AM EDT


Here's my RRA with Specter kit. This is a solid platform to shoot. I chose the Specter length to save weight over the rifle length, but still give me some extra room to rest the forearm against a barrier, etc.

The Specter is SHORTER than a rifle length, but longer than a carbine length. It requires a low pro gas block when using a carbine length gas system, which is included with the kit. Last ime I looked YHM was having a big sale, you might want to look at their website: www.yhm.net

Don't forget to post pics when you are done!
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 7:05:18 AM EDT
I'm ordering mine today... I'll have pics up ASAP.

Consider this thread tagged.
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 2:45:26 PM EDT
I just dropped my YHM rifle length FF forearm and my rifle off to have done as you describe.   I will post pics when complete!!!
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 3:43:33 PM EDT
Here's a lightweight YHM Specter on a midlength.

Link Posted: 12/13/2006 4:13:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 5:24:30 PM EDT
Forest,

that is a 'customizable' specter length right?



BTW,

I am leaning towards the MRP style w/ the YHM FF liteweight rail, rifle length...
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 5:34:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2006 5:37:05 PM EDT by mdp]
Here is a pic of the rifle I just built. 14.5" CMMG upper with permanent phantom and a YHM rifle length forearm. I still need to add flip up irons.

BTW, I thought spectre length was supposed to be between a midlength and a rifle length, not between carbine and rifle?

http://www.ten-fifty-one.com/images/ar15/new%20sns%20build/sns%20003%20Medium.jpg
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 6:02:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 6:15:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2006 10:24:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2006 10:27:51 AM EDT by ScottyS]
Correction: this is the midlength rail, not the specter.

Link Posted: 12/14/2006 5:08:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mdp:
Here is a pic of the rifle I just built. 14.5" CMMG upper with permanent phantom and a YHM rifle length forearm. I still need to add flip up irons.

BTW, I thought spectre length was supposed to be between a midlength and a rifle length, not between carbine and rifle?


The lengths are:  shortest to longest  (weights for lightweight models--per Calvin @ Brightflashlights)

carbine              10.2oz
midlength          12.4oz--9.2"
specter              12.9oz--9.675"
rifle                   14.75oz--12.5"

Link Posted: 12/16/2006 3:31:41 PM EDT
Just to keep you abreast:

Order made w/ Calvin at Brightflashlights:

(1)  YHM Rifle length FF, lightweight
(2)  Magpul XT panels OD
(1)  YHM low profile gas block
(1)  YHM Phantom (for other rifle)
(1)  YHM endcap
(1)  6ct of cr123 batts
(1)  loaner wrench

Calvin is the bomb!  I will put up before and after pics on Monday(18Dec06) when stuff arrives.
Link Posted: 12/20/2006 8:47:27 AM EDT
Just dropped my AR off at the gunsmith, because my original gas block needs to be cut off

Should be back next week, then I'll have pics of a Specter on a 14.5
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 10:51:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2007 10:52:47 AM EDT by FivespeedF150]
Specter on a 14.5 with phantom. Pic isn't the best quality since I had to use my camera phone, but there she is.
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