GUN questions about free float rails

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  1. Hypnos_VI

    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    so i like to look of my naked AR, but everywhere i go i hear people saying how free floating rails improve accuracy. on an AR does it really make a noticeable difference from 0-300 yards.

    also, only other reason i want rails is to mount a bipod and put OD green hand guards for looks :o
     
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    free float handguards make a major difference. For any rifle that I'm serious about getting the most out of accuracy I would insist on free floating the barrel.

    On a non free float handguard the grip or the pressure on the handguard influences the barrel. If you shoot off a bipod, baricade hold off a object or bench, or shoot with a tight sling it can affect your shot by inches.

    If you shoot unsupported free hand it would probably not be as much of an influence but if you can hit precision or long range shots unsupported free hand you are a better rifleman than me.
     
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    How do you know if a barrel is free floated?
     
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    Why not go with the jp handguard. Better handguard and only $150
     
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    link, i dont see it on the site.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I guess my Remington 700 is free float than because i just put a piece of paper between the stock and barrel all the way to the receiver
     
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    yea, it is a free floater.

    that rifle in .308 is my next purchase i think :x:
     
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    Thats what I have remington 700 sps tactical 20"
     
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    you like it? i got to shoot my friends .223 varmint model and i found it to be very comfortable :hsd:
     
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    Yea get the one with the houge overmold stock already. Pretty easy to adjust the trigger down to a 2lb pull also
     
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