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Posted: 8/17/2003 4:37:47 AM EDT
OK, somebody educate me. What's the free-floating handguard all about? Apparently it is preferred over standard handguards. Exactly what is a free-floating handguard? What benefits does it offer? I've heard that they enhance accuracy but I don't understand how. Someone please give me a "Handguard 101" lesson.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 9:59:19 AM EDT
A free-float handguard is attached in a way that leaves it "floating" around the length of the barrel without touching the barrel. This is helpful to accuracy because ANY pressure on the barrel from the handguard can theoretically effect your point of impact or barrel harmonics and effect where the bullets land. Under normal circumstances, shooting at normal ranges, it may not make much difference. Shooting at longer ranges, or shooting when the barrel has already heated up, especially with a bipod, the FF handguard will help to keep your point of impact where you expect it to be. Tex78
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:27:18 PM EDT
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