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Posted: 9/22/2004 11:44:33 AM EST
Does anyone have pics of these mounted to their AR and how do you like them?
Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:09:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 3:12:47 PM EST by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:14:09 PM EST
Those aren't free-floats though, are they?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:43:40 PM EST
Here's a free float edition, heavyweight. (thinking of getting out the dremel....)
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:48:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 1:44:54 AM EST
anyone care to explain how these are indexed? plan on building a very low budget lightweight upper and wanted to know if these hold true, cause i plan on using their front flip site on the tube,

thanks
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 1:48:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 1:49:42 AM EST by mongo001]
They isn't any positive locking mechanism, like pins, that hold this rail indexed. This is how I held the rail in proper index so that I could tighten the locknut (located between the rail system and receiver) that holds the rail in place:



A little blue Loctite and alot of torque on the locknut will help to keep the locknut tight.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:02:03 AM EST
i was thinking about doing something like that. thanks alot for the fast response

hey did you use the yhm wrench or can you use..say the dpms wrench for the locking but?

thanks again
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:36:37 AM EST
ive been wondering the same thing maybe a strap wrench like on a oil filter ? dam now i am going to be playing with guns isted of watching custs in the store LoL
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:09:08 AM EST
I used a large-bladed screwdriver and a mallet to tighten the jam nut. A couple minor marks in the slot where the blade contacted, but they're not noticeable. The nut is too skinny to use a strap wrench. YHM makes a nice tool just for this task, but it's a bit pricey and probably not worth buying unless you plan on doing several builds.

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:11:55 AM EST
well, i have the dpms tool which looks like it would work. the lock nut part on the yhm tool looks similar to the castle nut part on the dpms and the same with the barrel nut side but minus on of the pegs.


but then looks can be decieving so i will wait to see if anyone here has used otherwise
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:35:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 3:38:14 AM EST by omar]
I'm not sure if this is the specific FF HGs you're looking for, but here's my YHM set. I bought an adjustable spanner wrench to tighten it down with. These aren't budging.



Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:38:16 AM EST
BrightFlashlights, how do you like the Trijicon scope mounted on the handle? I know most users here like 'em mounted direct on the rail, but that doesn't look so bad on the handle (I have a neck injury that makes getting low on the rifle tough). Also, co-witnessing is not an issue with me.

Also, in regards to the YHM railed handguards that replace the facorty guards - do they site tight and secure? Is there any movement? Any effect on accuracy?
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:46:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By omar:
I'm not sure if this is the specific FF HGs you're looking for, but here's my YHM set. I bought an adjustable spanner wrench to tighten it down with. These aren't budging.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=29808

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=26524



what do you mean "adjustable spanner wrench"?

btw that is an awesome looking rifle you have there
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:58:43 AM EST
This one's mie. I indexed it by using eyeballing it then laying a straight edge across the flattop. Worked fine.



Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:34:21 PM EST
I had the same question in regards to build qualty compared to LaRouge or DD. Price seems better, but am concerned about it moving.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:38:50 PM EST

what do you mean "adjustable spanner wrench"?


It's kind of a wishbone looking tool, with one of the legs having a pivot point and a small stud in the end. It was pricey, as it cost me $28 at a tool supply house. It isn't the right tool, as it bitched up the slot in the spanner ring, but I've figured out a mod to it that will work, should I mount another handguard like this.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:59:04 PM EST
Here they are on my patrol pig, they are holding up very nice.

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:09:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 6:11:44 PM EST by -Duke-Nukem-]
Just picked this up from CMMG on Saturday the 18th. Forend is the YHM "lightweight" free-float, and whoa boy is this setup a lightweight setup! Excellent value for the money.







P.S. CMMG staked mine in place with a small punch and hammer after it moved on me during initial firing. Now that sucker ain't goin' nowhere!
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:16:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 6:21:53 PM EST by SinistralRifleman]
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:55:32 PM EST


Nothing like table stakes......
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:24:47 AM EST
hmm i guess ill wait to see how my build turns out.

btw these are some good lookin rifles
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 4:22:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 4:35:32 PM EST by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:46:42 PM EST
I recent;y installed a set of the 2 pc handguards. I can't make 'em move! They lock up great and do everything I need 'em to do.

I just qualified with this gun using our issued Eotech mounted on it. Not a problem.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:52:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 5:52:51 PM EST by mark5pt56]
For those with the two piece set, how do the KAC panels fit on them?(tight or loose, or to tight)

Mark
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