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AR- Magpul MOE rails on MOE handguard= problem

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by FourtyFTW, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. FourtyFTW

    FourtyFTW Oregon New Member

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    So I'm coming across a little problem that magpul never mentions. I have their MOE handguard and MOE bolt-on rails. The problem is that once mounted on either side of the handguard my internal space is so limited that I can't fit my internal heat shield into place. So my question is, how necessary is this aluminum heatshield? Should I just go without it or will my hands and polymer be complaining without it? My only other option is to dremel the **** out of the screws and shorten them up... not going to be fun.
     
  2. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    i used to have a magpul moe handguard system on with rails...never had any issues with clearance with heatshields. maybe you should snap some photos for more details into the problem.
     
  3. FourtyFTW

    FourtyFTW Oregon New Member

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    OK, after some major time and fitting I got it all back together, I'm afraid to ever take it apart again though. Had to put the inner on first, then the top, then part of the bottom, then wedge in the inner into place, then do some serious working, and finally it all came together. what a pain....

    So question still stands, is the inner really necessary?
     
  4. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    I'm curious about this post. I just ordered the moe hg in carbine length and plan to run the rails at 6 and 10 o'clock.

    I'm not positive but my logic tells me the heat shield is probably not doing much unless you are shooting full auto or going through several rounds in a short period of time. '

    *Has any1 here ever got their bbl really hot while not running a hs with plastics hg's?
     
  5. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    My barrel heats up pretty darn quick when I start doing defensive shooting drills.