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Aluminum 13 44.83%
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Carbon Fiber or Aluminum Handguard?

On a hunting AR which would you choose? "Hunting" may include being thrown around in a boat or the back of a truck.
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carbon fiber...


in case it is lost in a boating accident...it will look better when you DO find it.
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I voted CF. Lighter and strong enough. Unless you are going to drive over it, I think it would do fine.
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"Hunting" may include being thrown around in a boat or the back of a truck.
I vote aluminum. A quick shot of paint will have it looking like new after it gets the hell beat out of it.
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in case it is lost in a boating accident...it will look better when you DO find it.
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I voted CF. Lighter and strong enough. Unless you are going to drive over it, I think it would do fine.
So which one of you voted aluminum? There's only one vote for CF.
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I vote carbon fiber. I am going to do one on my 22lr upper to keep it light but look better than just a plain jaine m4.
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Alum. anodized black w/ lots of holes or slots for more weight loss.
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aluminum without gloves in the winter feels VERY cold
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So which one of you voted aluminum? There's only one vote for CF.
I voted CF. Was the very first vote in the poll. Then went back to something else I was working on before coming back to post my comment.
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Carbon Fiber.

Nicer on the hands, and there is no need for an all aluminum handguard, unless you are using it as a mounting point for a bunch of shit attachments that you typically wouldn't have on a hunting rifle anyway.

The lack of non-aluminum aftermarket forends for the AR has bothered me for a long time. I guess it's just not tactical though.
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The only thing that I'm concerned with on the carbon forend is the toughness of it. I won't be using it ass a hammer, but I would hate to crack it.
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The only thing that I'm concerned with on the carbon forend is the toughness of it. I won't be using it ass a hammer, but I would hate to crack it.
I have a DPMS one on a nordic kit I built last year, it is really rugged. I dropped before install on my concrete floor and it just bounced. In order to crack it you would have to be doing something rather abusive.
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The only thing that I'm concerned with on the carbon forend is the toughness of it. I won't be using it ass a hammer, but I would hate to crack it.
I had an armalite CF forend. I regret selling it. It was tough. Anything that cracked it would have damaged an aluminum one as well.
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Well, the poll is currently in a dead heat. I'm gonna go with the carbon fiber because I would like it to be as light as possible and the barrel is already gonna be heavy. Thanks for the input.
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Well, the poll is currently in a dead heat. I'm gonna go with the carbon fiber because I would like it to be as light as possible and the barrel is already gonna be heavy. Thanks for the input.
I voted carbon fiber just so you can feel better about your decision.
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Same here... even though I've never fondled one.
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