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Posted: 4/6/2006 2:57:43 PM EDT
I have a 18" barrel with a mid length gas system. Should I get a 12" forearm and go over the gas block, or should I go with a 9.2 " standard forearm (plan on going with a YHM light weight 4 rail forearm)
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:01:57 PM EDT
12.5" will give you better sight radius.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:33:08 PM EDT
What's the rifle's purpose?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:08:04 PM EDT
Play
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:49:11 PM EDT
1. how big are your hands? just kidding
2. What (if any) accessories do you plan to mount on the rails?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:42:38 PM EDT
Well, if it's just a toy, a couple ounces won't mean as much, so I'd go with the longer rail, a 12.0 (or a 13.2 even). I think it'll look better with the 18" barrel. Plus most of the 18s I've seen are heavier profile more precision-oriented anyway so you'd have more room and better support for a bipod.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:25:34 PM EDT
I voted for the 12" rail. I even like the longer rails on the shorter barrels.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:49:46 PM EDT
Thanks for all the good input, I think I will go for the 12"
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