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Old 08-11-2016, 10:52 PM
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That's it! Editing the original post to say that it is a free floated handguard!
Have been trying to point that out; I hope folks will pay more attention if you're writing it.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:44 AM
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I like it! I usually don't like the fiberforce stock but on this application it looks awesome! How is the hand guard free floated?
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:47 AM
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I like it! I usually don't like the fiberforce stock but on this application it looks awesome! How is the hand guard free floated?
Thanks! I think it turned out pretty nice.

The handguard is a full length tube with a barrel nut fixed inside the tube. So you tighten the knurled tube to tighten the barrel nut onto the barrel. Basically just picture a metal tube welded to the barrel nut, same idea.

Later versions of the handguard have keymod cuts in it, and slots to crank down the handguard with the factory barrel nut wrench.
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:07 AM
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Nice! I've always like the papoose. One ill pick one up to keep my m60 company.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:19 PM
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It pays to read further before asking a dumb question, i.e. I was going to ask "What are we referring to as a hand guard, all I see is a funny looking barrel?" I had a suspicion of it but I thought "If that's the culprit, how could it be free floating?" Thankfully I continued to read and didn't have to reveal my ignorance.
BTW, I like it. And though I never cared for them stocks it just goes ta hose ya how it's the lady that makes the dress. All in all it's a cool looking shooter. I may have to get one of those hand guards. I have a SS model with the standard black plastic stock.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:16 PM
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What kind of trigger guard is that? I like the setup.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:06 AM
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What kind of trigger guard is that? I like the setup.


Thanks!

This one.

https://www.diproductsinc.com/Detail...33611&CAT=3603
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:34 AM
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Which rings?

Which rings did you use on your setup and have they been stable?
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:33 PM
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Interesting.....how is the weight? It looks cool but I view the my Papoose like my S&W 15 sport (Original with the 5R barrel)....not going to mod it to a frankingun.
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:53 AM
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Interesting.....how is the weight? It looks cool but I view the my Papoose like my S&W 15 sport (Original with the 5R barrel)....not going to mod it to a frankingun.


Right around 5 pounds. With either a bipod, or with a sling instead.

Not bad for what it is. Shoots great! Have only put around 500 plinking ammo through it, so can't speak of its accuracy really yet. But it definitely is a fun gun, and a head turner at the range.

And yeah, I understand this ain't your typical papoose use case. Haha.

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Old 02-08-2017, 10:55 AM
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Which rings did you use on your setup and have they been stable?


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A8I43C..._BWkMybB8RMBHE

These are them. And they have been very stable. Have noticed no drift.
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:38 PM
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Awesomely unique! REALLY LIKE IT!!

Whatcha got in it? $$$? (ignore if you do not want to reply)

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:01 PM
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Awesomely unique! REALLY LIKE IT!!



Whatcha got in it? $$$? (ignore if you do not want to reply)



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As you see it in the picture, I am at 550 including everything, scope, rings etc. I have since added a mcarbo trigger and spring kit. So add another 60 bucks on top of that.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:23 AM
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Thanks...pretty sweet.

Love the forgrip becoming the barrel nut, fantastic idea.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:50 PM
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Great job, I see this project in my future!

What was involved in fitting the Marlin fiberforce stock?
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