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Posted: 1/7/2006 7:09:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 8:49:31 AM EDT by christop67]
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Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:20:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 7:21:39 PM EDT by Blackgun_Fun]
I do not own one yet, but I have shot a friends set up with a carbon fiber handguard. I was very impressed with its lack of weight. I did not see or feel anything that would make me "think" it was any weaker than aluminum.

The best thing I liked about it (and impressed me the most) was its ability to disperse heat (maybe resist is the correct term ?).

We were shooting 5 to 10 round rapid strings without much of a delay between mag changes. I never felt any thing much more than a pleasing "warmth". If this was an Aluminum tube....I would of had to wear a glove to hold it comfortably...or at all.

Welcome to the board!!

Hope this helps a little bit.

Scott
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:24:00 PM EDT
Thanks Scott. I appreciate the info.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:48:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:16:19 PM EDT
Ive only seen them in carbine length from DPMS. Do they make one for 24'' barrels? Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:22:29 PM EDT
I got mine from RB Precision and the insulation from the heat is much better than frying your hand on the Hogue coated tube.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:20:44 AM EDT
I got mine from www.hiperform.com. They will cut them to any length you want. I had mine cut a bit long to cover the gasblock on my carbine. No rails. Simple and clean. This tube is super rigid and very light in weight.

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:57:48 PM EDT
Thanks for the info and the picture Russ. I went with a Briley that I found on sale. Its supposed to be more of a matte finish. I like the hidden gas block . Im going to try and post pics when everything comes in and I get it together. Thanks again.
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