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Opinions on the PRI Gen III handguard

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nyc71, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. nyc71

    nyc71 New Member

  2. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    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.
  3. Tirod

    Tirod Active Member

    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?
  4. nyc71

    nyc71 New Member

    It's for a 18" Fulton Armory light barrel. I want it to be a do it setup.

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"- Benjamin Franklin
  5. MistWolf

    MistWolf Active Member

    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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