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Old 03-20-2017, 07:34 PM
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Sorry for my freak out in my other post. I was more mad at myself for not realizing the hand guard was carbine and trying to figure out how to get my way.

I decided on a free float.

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Old 03-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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Sometimes you just need to step back and take a breath BEFORE stepping on toes and not after. It works out better that way. Getting free float. Apologies to everyone

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Apology accepted. I think you've demonstrated that buyers should try and handle a potential purchase beforehand. I know I've had my share of buyers remorse because of this.

I have this rail on a pistol build and it's great. Post some pictures once you've got it all assembled.

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Old 03-20-2017, 08:53 PM
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:55 PM
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I did handle the sport 2 at a local gun store before I decided to buy it. The problem was in me not realizing drop in rails can only be used on the size of gas system the rifle has. Did not know that in order to use a mid on a carbine it requires a new barrel and block.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:58 PM
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Nice hanguard. I thought about getting the same MW in 12n if I decide to go to a slimmer handguard than the quad rail I have now.

As far as the "freak out"... I've seen a lot worse.

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:31 PM
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no need to apologize, it happens to all new members when they ask questions..
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:42 PM
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Good choice. My cousin ordered that same rail in a 15" on Saturday, and I've been breaking down his Sport earlier tonight. I was almost sold on it, and then swayed to the BCM KMR. Glad he got this one so now we have both around to mess with.
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Good choice! Now, replace with a low profile gas block, or shave the stock one down?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:25 PM
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Myself, I'm about to shave down another one to save $35. I'm cheap when I can be, and like someone else on the forum said once, you already have a proven gas system, just need to modify it to fit the application.
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I did handle the sport 2 at a local gun store before I decided to buy it. The problem was in me not realizing drop in rails can only be used on the size of gas system the rifle has. Did not know that in order to use a mid on a carbine it requires a new barrel and block.


Ah ok. I recall you saying in your other thread that you had ordered it. If not, my mistake. Kinda late for this but Troy makes the delta and Charlie drop rails that free float the barrel and extend about 2 inches past the front post. Daniel defense and a couple others make versions also. Only con is that the A2 post is still there and it gets hot. Reason I didn't mention it in the other thread was bc it wasn't a listed option and you didn't want any alternatives beyond what you listed. You took the right approach though.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:45 AM
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Good choice! Now, replace with a low profile gas block, or shave the stock one down?
Not entirely sure, how difficult is it to shave down the a2 sight to make the free float fit?
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Not entirely sure, how difficult is it to shave down the a2 sight to make the free float fit?
Not hard at all.
Saw, file, paint. Done.
Grinder is quicker.

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Not entirely sure, how difficult is it to shave down the a2 sight to make the free float fit?
If you make your initial cuts where you leave more metal than you need and take your time grinding it down to fit, it's not too bad. Many videos on YouTube. Just go nice and slow, and remember that you can take more metal off, but you can never put it back on!
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:59 PM
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well, unfortunatley I don't have access to any sort of cut of wheel or dremel/sawzall or a grinder....haha.

Looks like I might be buying a low pro gas block
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well, unfortunatley I don't have access to any sort of cut of wheel or dremel/sawzall or a grinder....haha.

Looks like I might be buying a low pro gas block
that might be best anyway, as you could always re install the original A2, if not mistaken, not sure how the rivet/staking would work out, but..
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:41 PM
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I'm going to at least check with my local gun shop. If they can cut the sight down for a similar price to a low pro I'm doing that. I'd rather have the original equipment modified instead of trusting after market.
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I'm going to at least check with my local gun shop. If they can cut the sight down for a similar price to a low pro I'm doing that. I'd rather have the original equipment modified instead of trusting after market.
I'm going to bet that they can cut it down, but it will be cost prohibitive to pay the labor fee of the gunsmith to do it.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:18 AM
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I have the 15" on my setup and went with a new gas block instead of shaving it down.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:20 PM
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I'm going to bet that they can cut it down, but it will be cost prohibitive to pay the labor fee of the gunsmith to do it.
Yes, gunsmith would probably charge more to do that than you would spend on another gas block. Only reason I cut mine down was to not spend the cash. And because I could.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:55 PM
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Called local gun shop. They apparently do it a lot and charge 25 bucks for it.
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