Just got to this post late. FF tubes pretty much keep anything from effecting the barrel giving it a more true point of impact. I have one on a S&W M&P 15 and love it. Many people get tight into there slings and when teh sling is mounted to the barrel it effects it even more. So now the thing to do is get a FF hanguard and attach the sling onto it as to not throw of the point of impact. If you put stress on that barrel you get unusual wear patterns in the barrel as well. I have another AR without FF tubes and my dad even has a 1st Gen AR with the rotary rear sight and the triangle hanguards and I will say I am accurate with all of them, but I have heard of accuracy increasing as much as 50% with them. I have gone 10 for 10 at 500 yds with an M16 A2 so like I said I dont notice it severely but I'm just an AR guy. There is a purpose to them though and it makes a difference for some guys.
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To me if you're a competetive shooter, the free float is mandatory. If you're just a rugular shooter that busting paper and/or home defense, then there is ZERO need for a FF handguard. Of course unless you're into the Mall Ninja thing, so you can brag online about how accurate your AR is compared to everyone eles obviously inferior weapon because it doesn't have a "insert brand name and part here"!!! LOL.
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Hell yea,, I free float everything, even my $89 Wal Mart Savage 22, and that was just a piece of milk jug between the stock and action lug, but it even made that one drive tacks, even though it shot great before, busting penney's at 50 m now one after another, no issue, before 1" groups. And all with 5 minites work and a piece of milk jug, not very high tech at all. Try it out, it really works well believe it or not.
EVEN BUBA,,, can do it!!!
Very good info.. Interesting.. Reading one of the gun books, I could not believe the barrel really does bend.
But the Mosin.
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Top sniper WWII... Finn. Russian commie killer..
Rifle, old beater Mosin Nagant.
First 500 kills, with no sights.
His next 201 kills, they broke down and bought him a scope..
That was nice of the cheap skates..
Total confirmed now 701.
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i saw some ninjas ar-15 the other day--it was free floated and quad railed and even the quad rail had its on angle mount rails! which held more rails--damn rail crazy!--
i really need the FF quad just to be in with that IN crowd--sort of a fashion statement--LOL!