View Full Version : Wood handguard ~ barrel clearance?

June 12, 2002, 15:55
I am building my own walnut furniture, how much clearance between barrel and wood should I plan? Open at top along gas tube O.K.? TIA Dave

June 12, 2002, 16:28
I used to make HG for the FN. I used a 1/4" clearance except were the wood seated into the HG ring.

This design does not heat up that badly because they are completly open at top and the vent holes in the front of the gas tube dont vent into the HG at all. Also I used a spacer bracket at the front so they will not crush in at the top.

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