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Posted: 3/19/2006 5:18:51 PM EDT
I've been reading and learning from you all, but I can't find a good discussion about the qualities of the different manufacturers of Free Float forearms.

Can anyone give me a good schooling in the cost to weight to benefits of various manufacturers and their products?

I've been specifically looking at the Midwest Industries MCTAR-20X and the Troy MRF-CX.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:30:25 PM EDT
Alright the Troy will be a bit better quality and maybe a smidgen lighter

But for that 2-3oz difference and MAYBE some better manufacturing you end up paying nearly 150 bucks more. For most practical applkications the MI will serve you just fine. I have one and the 2-peice design is wonderful as all you do is cut off the delta ring and installation is a breeze. I'd choose MI over Troy in your case. However for a varminting rifle i'd go with Yankee Hill's customizable forearm. And unless you are into the precision shooting scene or have a really long barrel, a free float won't make that much difference.

Anyway, I vote MI, they make great products and you can't lose with them.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:09:02 AM EDT
Thank you!

Is there a listing of the weights of the various forearms?

Is there another manufacturer that gives a better yield?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:45:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:15:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:08:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 4:08:47 AM EDT by SanTifiQue]
as far as the MI FF...Do you still need to keep the Front plate behind the FSB?

Or will it work W/o the plate?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 8:38:15 AM EDT
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