military stocks?


PDA






alemonkey
January 22, 2008, 11:50 PM
Something I've always wondered - why do military rifles tend to have a full length forend, instead of a half length like civilian rifles? Is it to prevent burning one's hand on a hot barrel?

If you enjoyed reading about "military stocks?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
lionken07
January 22, 2008, 11:52 PM
long sight picture?

ckay
January 22, 2008, 11:52 PM
What type of rifle?

Anteater1717
January 22, 2008, 11:59 PM
Probably to protect the barrel.

Deer Hunter
January 23, 2008, 12:12 AM
Ever fired 20-30 rounds, rapid, then grabbed the gun and ran to another foxhole?

It's for protection for the rifle and the rifleman.

toivo
January 23, 2008, 12:30 AM
And to make the rifle easier to grip when using a bayonet.

Vaarok
January 23, 2008, 11:57 AM
Given I've almost burned the digits from the rear sight leaf into my fingers from handling hot rifles, I'd say the full-stock and handguard is a pretty good thing.

I do like the barrel-tube of the Gew88, though. It's different, but it stays cooler longer and doesn't get quite as hot as bare metal.

Titan6
January 23, 2008, 12:29 PM
Is it to prevent burning one's hand on a hot barrel?

Yes.

Ash
January 23, 2008, 01:59 PM
And it protects the barrel from damage.

Ash

If you enjoyed reading about "military stocks?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!