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Posted: 9/12/2010 12:47:30 PM EDT
I have a carbon fiber FF handguard coming for a super-lightweight build. I'd like to have my machinist mill vents into it, along the lines of the YHM FF tubes, to further reduce the weight. Wondering if I will destroy the structural integrity and strength of the tube by doing this? Anyone know if the DPMS/Clark/etc tubes can be vented or milled without reducing their strength?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:07:42 PM EDT
I'm no CF expert, but I'm guessing you would be hurting the strength by putting long cuts into it. If I were doing it, I'd do holes rather than slots.

Even then, I don't see the weight being reduced that much.
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