For your amusement, I have finally (I think) got things arranged the way I want them, and of course, featuring MI products for the most part. I'm sure I will not leave things alone, because I am already thinking of getting another 17.5" for the 18" .338, which had the 17.5 on it at one time until I felt the 18" .375 needed it more. I think the one now on the 18" .338 would look very nice on the .22LR 16 inch rifle and reduce the weight of it some. And I'm sure there will be other changes to come along but for now, I have them mostly where I want them. The two 24" rifles, not show, currently have MI 18" suppressor handguards so I feel they are in the works to be changed out to the 18" Mlock G3 just as soon as they are available in FDE and I can afford to buy some more. But here are 5 that I am happy with for now.
Paladin finished 18 inch .338 GRRR wearing the 15 inch MI G3 LWKG3 and the three port MI brake.
Next up is the TROMIX 18 inch .375 SOCOM exhibiting the 17.5 inch MI G3M17XR and two port MI brake.
Moving it up a notch, the TROMIX 16 inch .400 SOCOM is now sporting the 15 inch MI G3K handguard and TROMIX .375 Radial Compensator (which easily passes a .400 bullet).
Number 4 on the parade is an SBR TROMIX 10.5 inch .458 SOCOM showing off the 10 inch MI G3KL forend and MI .30 caliber Blast Can, which easily passes a .510 bullet if need be.
Last but not least is the 13.5/16.25 inch Teppo Jutsu .458 SOCOM dawning a 12.625 inch G3 KL forend along with a pinned and welded MI .30 caliber Blast Can. Welding over steel pin in an aluminum body is not a problem. Recess the pin and weld over top of it, dress it down and Duracoat it. Totally invisible.
Between Midwest Industries making the goodies and TROMIX making the barrels and bolts, there is little reason IMO to shop elsewhere.
Next up is a 10.5 inch 1:10 twist .458 SOCOM which will be built like the 10.5 inch above (why muck with perfection?) and likely moving the 24" .358 and .375 SOCOM over to MI G3ML 18 inch handguards.