Opinions on the PRI Gen III handguard


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nyc71
December 28, 2011, 03:28 AM
I'm going to replace the handguard on my Fulton Armory upper with either the DD lite rail or the PRI Gen III

http://www.precisionreflex.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=186638&CAT=4211

Which one is better built? If you have any pics please post.
Thank you

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taliv
December 28, 2011, 09:17 AM
why would you want CF when the DD lite aluminum rail is stronger and more functional and actually 3oz lighter?

the PRI rail has a decent reputation, if a bit expensive though. if you're going for some aesthetic look, it's probably not a bad choice. just not as good as the DD.

Tirod
December 28, 2011, 09:26 AM
What does it need to do? Railed handguards are expensive light mounts, and that's about all. A $25 rail screwed to the original or MOE handguard is functionally equivalent.

Free floating is a separate consideration, mounting the sling or bipod to it reduces changing the point of impact. What it doesn't do is make a 2MOA barrel suddenly start shooting 1/2MOA. Not even serious ammo development will get those results, and the amount of effective accuracy may not even be needed. 2MOA is milspec, a 10" circle at 500m, still about half the size of the target zone on most 2 or 4 legged 150 pound live targets.

Is this a target or prairie dog gun, and what "pedigree" does the barrel have to back up the application?

nyc71
December 29, 2011, 03:43 AM
It's for a 18" Fulton Armory light barrel. I want it to be a do it setup.


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MistWolf
December 29, 2011, 06:39 AM
why would you want CF when the DD lite aluminum rail is stronger and more functional and actually 3oz lighter?

Because a carbon fiber forearm don't get hot during shooting and burn you.

The rails sections of the PRI are removable if weight is a concern. (How much rail estate to you really need?) They are expensive but it was worth it to me

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