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    Handguard for use with aiming devises

    Not sure if this is best within GD or a sub forum, as my question directly relates to night vision.

    Ive got a Saker K in jail and plan to pin/weld to a short barrel. Thus... A handguard choice becomes essentially permanent as well.

    My plan is that this would be be the upper on which I eventually mount night vision paraphernalia.

    What are the best options for this, but also, which are no-gos?

    Desired: M-LOK, as close to 11 as possible, moderate pricing (Im fine purchasing used)

    LaRue seems solid for an outstanding price, but also heavy slightly reduced top rail space.

    Centurion are my favorite handguards for other situations, but will it be stiff and durable enough in 10.5 guise?

    SOLGW Exo2 seems like a great price from a respected brand, but Im not familiar with mounting system, nor can I find many reviews.

    Troy has an 11 option in the original MLOK BattleRail. I also really like their SOCC in 12.5 that I have. But is the GI barrel nut the ideal mounting solution for aiming devices?

    ALGs EMR V3 is 10, so not as long as I would prefer for this. However, the barrel nut seems huge. Has anyone experienced a downside or see a possible downside to using the EMR V3 in this situation?

    BCM is always an option, but Ive read on here specifically about flex.

    Geissele tends to be out of the range of what Im willing to pay, and they seem perhaps a bit overbuilt. I know. I say this while also saying Im looking at night vision. So its not off the table, but I would prefer to find solid alternatives besides LaRue.

    Edit to add:

    Stealth 2.0 upper/handguard also looks interesting. Would prefer to build this in an existing upper I have, but that is not necessary.
    Last edited by JediGuy; 11-08-19 at 11:48.

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    URX 4 would be a really good option. Its available in 10.75 and the integrated barrel nut design is rock solid.

    Subjectively expensive, but its a lifetime investment, so you can either do it right or do it again.

    Currently, I have a 13 MCMR that wears a PEQ-15. Im still making hits on steel out to 300 and have not noticed a shift when conducting cowitness PCIs with my day optic, so while hardly scientific, it will work just fine for your purposes if you went down that road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JediGuy View Post
    Geissele tends to be out of the range of what I’m willing to pay, and they seem perhaps a bit overbuilt. I know. I say this while also saying I’m looking at night vision. So it’s not off the table, but I would prefer to find solid alternatives besides LaRue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTF425 View Post
    URX 4 would be a really good option. Its available in 10.75 and the integrated barrel nut design is rock solid.
    Thats hugely heavy, if Brownells is accurate: 21.6 oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediGuy View Post
    Thats hugely heavy, if Brownells is accurate: 21.6 oz

    The KAC URX4 10.75 long handguard weighs 10.2 ozs

    https://www.knightarmco.com/13963/sh...k-10-75-length
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    double tap --- see below
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTF425 View Post
    URX 4 would be a really good option. Its available in 10.75 and the integrated barrel nut design is rock solid.

    Subjectively expensive, but its a lifetime investment, so you can either do it right or do it again.
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    Centurion makes a great rail. Highly recommend. I have two of them and they are as solid as other high quality rails.
    Don't know about can diameter, but you might consider a thicker rail like Aero where a handguard can be fitted over the can. At least that would allow a rail change if it becomes damaged during use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggy View Post
    Thank you for checking that.

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    Which Centurion rail were you looking at?
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