AR-15s: Where to find extra-long quad-rail handguards??


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Conqueror
October 2, 2007, 12:09 AM
I'm considering a new AR build for an "ultimate varmint rifle." White Oak has a very appealing 26" heavy barrel with a gas system that is 2" longer than a regular rifle-length system (the lower pressure appeals to me as I would be suppressing the rifle). However, it would look terrible to have 2" of gas system sticking out the front of a rifle-length (12") handguard. Does anyone have a source for quad-rail handguards that are at least 14" in length?

I STRONGLY prefer the "monolithic" style quad rails, ie the kind that leave no gap between an A4 upper's top rail and the handguard's top rail.

Thanks for the help!

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10MMGary
October 2, 2007, 12:46 AM
13.2 inches is the longest LaRue has. If your interested here is a link.

http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=71

naloxone
October 2, 2007, 10:23 AM
I'd swear I'd seen either Larue or Daniel Defense small run/one off's that were 14 or 15". If you contact either of those companies, I imagine they'll be able to advise you further. I know Larue is good about special orders. Don't know if DD does custom, but they are good people and wouldn't hurt to inquire.

Obiwan
October 2, 2007, 11:53 AM
Check with Denny's Guns (www.globaltactical.com) or G&R tactical...or www.MSTN.biz

They will have a selection...and they will know what is what

Conqueror
October 2, 2007, 11:03 PM
Anyone else? Still not as long as I'm looking for...

hksw
October 3, 2007, 01:22 PM
Fulton Armory (http://www.fulton-armory.com/)
http://http://www.fulton-armory.com/LiberatorIIHandguards-400_50.jpg
http://www.fulton-armory.com/DressedTitan18-600.jpg

Slightly higher but flat to the front ARMS SWAN #53 (http://http://www.armsmounts.com/catalog.php?action=124&item_id=53)
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j26/villan535/ARMSSWAN53.jpg

Conqueror
October 5, 2007, 12:15 PM
I'm still not seeing any indicators that some of these are more than ~14" long.

BucksDC
October 5, 2007, 01:35 PM
I have an Olympic Arms FIRSH quad rail that is 16 inches. I forget the model number, but here is a pic on a 20inch bbl.http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/BucksDC/ARtodd.jpg

BucksDC
October 5, 2007, 01:36 PM
double tap sorry

Conqueror
October 5, 2007, 04:26 PM
Where did you purchase it? Their website only lists models up to 12.5"...

Conqueror
October 5, 2007, 04:40 PM
Ah, some googling pulled up the F8LCR as the model number. Does that sound correct? Hopefully Oly still makes it; I see it for sale on just a couple websites but who knows if they're in stock or still made.

BucksDC
October 5, 2007, 09:25 PM
Conquerer,
I really couldn't tell you the model # anymore. I think it was called the XL. I bought it about 2 yrs ago. At that time, Oly didn't have it on there website anymore. They were of no help. I ended up calling Oly dealers around the country, got sent 2 incorrect orders until I finaly ended up with the right one. It cost about $200, I remember because I normaly wouldn't spend that on an Oly product.

Occasionaly (very) I see one go used on AR-15.com. Maybe you want to post in their wanted section.
Good luck,
Dylan

GTKrockeTT
October 6, 2007, 12:01 AM
BucksDC's rail looks to be Yankee Hill Machine 2 piece rifle length handguard.

taliv
October 6, 2007, 12:13 AM
i think you should have a little chat with your suppressor vendor of choice to make sure they're cool with a 26" barrel. they may recommend you cut back to a 20" or so

Conqueror
October 6, 2007, 06:01 PM
The longer the barrel, the quieter the can, since the muzzle pressure is lower. K baffles do tend to be a shade better with high pressure, but even with 26" the pressure will be plenty high to make efficient use of K baffles, and the extra length will make up for any loss of baffle efficiency. Plus it'll be a custom can of my own design. Suppressors increase back pressure so it'll probably cycle like an unsuppressed Rifle-length gas system.

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