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Posted: 3/10/2006 6:08:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 6:40:32 AM EDT by npd233]
Finally have my winter project all finished! Just gotta get out and shoot it soon now.

Specs:
Superior Arms Lower, ACE stock, Hogue grip (RB Precision)
16" Carbon Fiber Barrel, carbine length (ABS)
RRA NM 2 Stage Trigger, Smith Vortex G6, Badger Ordnance Ultra High 30mm rings & ErgoGrips Rail Covers (Brownells)
YHM Mid-Length Lightweight Handguard, YHM specter gas block, Upper and internals (M&A)
Super Sniper 10x42 scope (SWFA)

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Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:19:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:25:33 AM EDT
fantastic rifle, love the barrel, have you shot it yet?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:30:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:36:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twl:
That's a great looking gun, npd233 !!!!!

What kind of gas block do you have on there?
It looks interesting.

Cool rail panels too!



YHM Specter gas block
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:42:46 AM EDT
Cool!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:46:32 AM EDT
another black rifle was born. Job well done it looks great
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:47:40 AM EDT
That is one damn fine looking rifle. It's visual appeals borders on sexual.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:18:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:



Yeah, yeah... We know you prefer assimilation to individuality.

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:47:18 AM EDT
That's really great, if you like that kind of stuff.

<­BR>


And you know I DO!!!

efxguy

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:51:46 AM EDT
is it a wise idea to have the scope spanning that gap?

you've got two different mounting surfaces and a greater potential for flexing.
I would think a sleeve or something along those lines would be a better option.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:39:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RED_5:
is it a wise idea to have the scope spanning that gap?

you've got two different mounting surfaces and a greater potential for flexing.
I would think a sleeve or something along those lines would be a better option.



It's a free-float tube, only attached to the upper receiver, so I'm not too concerned about any flexing.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:32:26 PM EDT
Very nice. What does it weigh?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:01:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By whoanelly:
Very nice. What does it weigh?




Without the scope and rings, it was 6.5 lbs.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:17:19 PM EDT
awesome looking gun
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:24:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:58:27 PM EDT
Awesome looking rifle.

The YHM guard is the ONLY FF tube I've heard of that you're not supposed to do that, because it a) has tendency to rotate because of how it's attached, or b) will heat up and warp a little after rapid fire. Then again I've never heard of the feared problems actually happening. Please keep us updated on that specific issue. I'd like to know for mounting a front sight on the hand guard.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:50:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 9:54:41 PM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By the_end:
Awesome looking rifle.

The YHM guard is the ONLY FF tube I've heard of that you're not supposed to do that, because it a) has tendency to rotate because of how it's attached, or b) will heat up and warp a little after rapid fire. Then again I've never heard of the feared problems actually happening. Please keep us updated on that specific issue. I'd like to know for mounting a front sight on the hand guard.



Thanks!

I doubt I'll have any problems with it heating up, especially since I built this around a carbon fiber barrel and trying to dedicate it to long range stuff. The barrel is supposed to be incredibly efficient at dissipating heat. I don't forsee doing mag-dumps while sighting the target thru a 10x scope. If however it develops problems I'll definitely pass on the info! If it does, my next step would probably be getting a LMT MRP or something from Daniel Defense.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:45:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:
If it does, my next step would probably be getting a LMT MRP or something from Daniel Defense.


Just about any one-peice monorail should suffice IF you ever have problems.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 11:49:20 AM EDT
Sweet rifle.
Looking forward to the range report.

If the FF tube is a problem, this might help rather than replace the tube.
www.gandrtactical.com/larue_files/larue_smeer.htm
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 12:01:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By u-baddog:
Sweet rifle.
Looking forward to the range report.

If the FF tube is a problem, this might help rather than replace the tube.
www.gandrtactical.com/larue_files/larue_smeer.htm



That would certainly be cheaper! I'll keep that in mind. I'm actually working on another CF barrel build- this one a midlength. I may end up using the mid length upper once it's finished with this scope and lower receiver. All depends on which handguard I end up deciding on. Ah.. I tell ya it's nothing but headaches!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:49:35 PM EDT
I wish I had your problems
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:56:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 3:00:02 PM EDT by Gravitas1]

Originally Posted By markm:



+1 haha . ..but how does she shoot? Any good?

ETA: a 16" for a dedicated LONG RANGE rifle? What kinda ranges are we talking about?

Looking forward to a range report!!!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:09:25 PM EDT
Ok range report time...

Shot fine, but...

The forearm DID rotate (clockwise if you look at it from the front of the rifle) about 2-3° which pulled the front of the scope left - effectively making the scope worthless until a more stable mounting solution can be found.

I'm wondering exactly what it would take to get this forearm on straight, and keep it that way. I don't necessarily want to spend more $ on something else to replace it, plus I spent a small fortune on the Badger Ordnance rings which I really like. I don't think the forearm's loc-tited in place. Would that help keep it lined up?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:34:46 PM EDT
One seemingly easy solution I've read a few times is to drill and tap a small hole through the hand guard and into the barrel nut. Then secure a small setscrew into the whole with loctite and that's it. It's easily removable for disassembly and there's no way the tube can rotate.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:08:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 12:08:46 AM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By the_end:
One seemingly easy solution I've read a few times is to drill and tap a small hole through the hand guard and into the barrel nut. Then secure a small setscrew into the whole with loctite and that's it. It's easily removable for disassembly and there's no way the tube can rotate.






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