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Posted: 3/4/2006 4:40:43 PM EDT
I have seen pictures of quite a few rifles with this setup. Other than cosmetics, are there any other good reasons why people do this?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:10:37 PM EDT
I would say longer sight radius which helps improve accuracy.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:30:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 5:30:33 PM EDT by ker2222]
longer sight radius--if using rail mounted sight
more forward (more stable) bipod mount if spr/varmint type set-up
cover more of the hot barrel

but, of course, the main reason I went with a rifle length DD rail on my middy is that it looks
87times cooler that way..........
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:34:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ker2222:
longer sight radius--if using rail mounted sight
more forward (more stable) bipod mount if spr/varmint type set-up
cover more of the hot barrel

but, of course, the main reason I went with a rifle length DD rail on my middy is that it looks
87times cooler that way..........





+13.2



Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:08:38 PM EDT
Anybody else have pics of their middy barrel with full length rail rifles?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:24:18 PM EDT
here's mine, flash made the buttstock look way lighter than it actually is.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:42:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 6:43:08 PM EDT by phylodog]
Just put this one together yesterday. I like the longer sight radius and forward position of the bipod and I think it looks super-uber-mega-tacticool.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:47:05 PM EDT
Could you post some more pics I am wanting to build one similar.


Originally Posted By phylodog:
Just put this one together yesterday. I like the longer sight radius and forward position of the bipod and I think it looks super-uber-mega-tacticool.
img412.imageshack.us/img412/7510/img35910mj.jpg

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:12:23 PM EDT
Good looking rigs. I'm planning on building a middy when I get back from deployment. Keep the pics coming to keep me inspired.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:13:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 7:14:02 PM EDT by k9dpd]

I like the longer sight radius and also when doing transitions,less of the barrel is exposed to burn my leg. Bipod mounting is easier also
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:23:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ker2222:
longer sight radius--if using rail mounted sight
more forward (more stable) bipod mount if spr/varmint type set-up
cover more of the hot barrel

but, of course, the main reason I went with a rifle length DD rail on my middy is that it looks
87times cooler that way..........



how many of you that are saying "87" know what it means and where it comes from?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:31:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 6:01:59 AM EDT by Hellhound]
I converted my regular carbine to a dissy style because the carbine handguards were too short.

I like that I can "stretch" a bit and not run off the hand guard. Oh, and they look very cool, especially with the Vortex!



Originally Posted By JosephR:

Originally Posted By ker2222:
longer sight radius--if using rail mounted sight
more forward (more stable) bipod mount if spr/varmint type set-up
cover more of the hot barrel

but, of course, the main reason I went with a rifle length DD rail on my middy is that it looks
87times cooler that way..........



how many of you that are saying "87" know what it means and where it comes from?



Let's stay on topic, thanks.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:31:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 10:31:04 AM EDT by Ellery_Holt]

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
Let's stay on topic, thanks.



+1

Take it to GD, Joseph.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:12:26 PM EDT
Lots of quality weapons and accessories in these pics. Have we been seeing factory or custom barrels?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:00:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAAAwarfighter:
Lots of quality weapons and accessories in these pics. Have we been seeing factory or custom barrels?





Noveske 16.1" RECON 5.56mm Barrel under LaRue Tactical 12.0 HG.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:04:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ker2222:
longer sight radius--if using rail mounted sight
more forward (more stable) bipod mount if spr/varmint type set-up
cover more of the hot barrel and gas block

but, of course, the main reason I went with a rifle length DD rail on my middy is that it looks
87times cooler that way..........

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:25:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ellery_Holt:

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
Let's stay on topic, thanks.



+1

Take it to GD, Joseph.




Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:47:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 7:48:19 AM EDT by quijanos]
Here's my contribution:



Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:21:08 AM EDT
LaRue 13.2 and Denny's Operator midlength

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:33:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 10:16:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 10:17:41 AM EDT by Ellery_Holt]
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Link Posted: 3/6/2006 10:17:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 10:22:00 AM EDT by Ellery_Holt]
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Link Posted: 3/6/2006 12:00:30 PM EDT
Keeps the hot barrel off of your thigh. Also provides a LONG stretch of handguard to rest the front end of the gun on. With my MRP I can kneel behind cover and rest the gun on it without crowding my cover.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 12:36:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By austinwft:

Originally Posted By CAAAwarfighter:
Lots of quality weapons and accessories in these pics. Have we been seeing factory or custom barrels?



img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/AUSTINWFT/Recce1.jpg

Noveske 16.1" RECON 5.56mm Barrel under LaRue Tactical 12.0 HG.



What type of accuracy have you achieved with your RECON upper? Target pics? With what ammo? Nice looking weapon!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:39:22 AM EDT
Sorry to bump this from the dead but I figure its better to this than start a new thread.

In any case, my question is, how much do these things (midlength with 12/13.2 inch FF) weigh compared to day a midlength with FF and FSB? This, of course, taking all thing being equal meaning comparing LaRue 9 inch and FSB with a LaRue 13.2 inch with low profile gas block.

I figure that you DO save some weight not having that FSB there, but it HAS to weigh considerably more with the additional length. Do any of you find it too barrel or front heavy? Thanks.
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