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Posted: 8/29/2003 5:15:37 PM EDT
I will be getting an AR soon but I can`t decide on wether I want mid-length or CAR handgaurds. What are their differences?
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 5:22:40 PM EDT
The biggest difference is that the mid-length rifles have a greater distance between the front and rear sight. This is supposed to translate into more accurate shooting. Of course the handgaurds are longer on the mid-length as well. There was a post a couple of weeks ago, where people posted some pics of their mid-length rifles.
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 5:28:38 PM EDT
I bought mid lenth because the shorter stock was too short.. im 6'3" and got long arms, it just was not comfortable to shoot. I didnt want full lenth because i wanted a CAR.. I love my mid lenth, personaly i think different is better.....just my .02..
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 5:37:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/29/2003 8:43:03 PM EDT
I really like mid-length handguards for the reasons already mentioned. However, options for rifles with them are a little more limited than for rifles with the standard length handguards.
Link Posted: 8/30/2003 8:14:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SinistralRifleman: Smoother cycling with lower gas impulse, increased long term reliability over standard carbines.
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This brings up a good point, because some mid-lengths may not have the longer gas system incorporated into them.
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