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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Conqueror, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Conqueror

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    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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    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.
     
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    Anyone else? Still not as long as I'm looking for...
     
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    I'm still not seeing any indicators that some of these are more than ~14" long.
     
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    Hello

    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.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    Hello

    double tap sorry
     
  10. Conqueror

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    Where did you purchase it? Their website only lists models up to 12.5"...
     
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    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.
     
  12. BucksDC

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    Hello again

    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
     
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    BucksDC's rail looks to be Yankee Hill Machine 2 piece rifle length handguard.
     
  14. taliv

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    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
     
  15. Conqueror

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    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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