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Posted: 1/31/2002 6:04:47 AM EDT
Is it possible to free float the barrel? I had heard the gas system poses a problem. Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 6:50:42 AM EDT
I would suggest that you discuss this with the folks at Quality Parts/Busmaster Corps. The design is pat'd and propriety to them. If you discuss it with them, please share their reply with us.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 6:52:33 AM EDT
I am currently working on 1 of these for a client. If I am correct all of the free float tubes that I have seen are too long and are designed for the long barrel, such as the 20/24 inch. The Dissipator, while it has long hand guards, has the gas block in the same location as a standard 16 inch carbine. Charles.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 7:22:23 AM EDT
Blackadder you can free float a disapator. You will need to use an Accuracy Speaks two-piece free float tube. It is 2.25 inches in dia. rather than the normal 2 inches. It is a two piece set up and is easy to install if you have the tools. Brownells has it and their part number is #054-101-000. It is 61.34 dealer or 76.70 retail. E-mail me if you need more information.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 7:30:09 AM EDT
I investigated this a little. But not thoroughly. I was told that one option was to mill a little material off of the gas block so a free float tube would then clear.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 8:58:58 AM EDT
I started thinking about this after checking out some of the wilson combat AR's. It seems they free float their carbines with pretty good results. I was thinking of free floating the barrel, going with an A3 type set up with an arms flip - up rear site, CQB scope of some sort and maybe a lighter barrel. On the other hand thats alot of work and money to make something less reliable/sturdy. Ya think??
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 9:43:51 AM EDT
I think the Bushmaster Catalogue says the Hogue Overmolded forearm will work, and effectively free floats for less than $100.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 3:17:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 3:37:56 PM EDT
Using the Bushmaster 20" GI profile Chrome lined barrel/chamber I had KurtsKustom (see industry forum) build me (what Kurt calls) his Kurtzgewehr...giving you a full length gas tube and locating the front site base in the 20" position..with a 16" barrel and opening up the port a tad for greater reliability.
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