Lightweight Brigand Arms Edge .308 AR Carbon Fiber Handguard

Lightweight Brigand Arms Edge .308 AR Carbon Fiber Handguard

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Brigand Arms Edge .308 AR Carbon Fiber Handguard

While I’m not a fan of the visual appearance of the Brigand Arms Edge .308 AR Carbon Fiber Handguard the 4.6 ounces of the 12″ version is a great reason to overlook the appearance of this handguard.

The Brigand Arms Edge .308 AR Carbon Fiber Handguard blends cutting edge minimalist design with durable carbon fiber construction for an unmatched performance upgrade. No matter the application, this handguard will allow you to step up your game for the field or the match.

Available from Brownells and Optics Planet

Brigand Arms Edge .308 AR Carbon Fiber Handguard

The Brigand Arms Edge .308 AR Carbon Fiber Handguard enables the addition of accessories suited specifically to the user’s preferences without settling for anything else. The Brigand Arms 2.5″ Picatinny Rail Segments, sold separately, allow for maximum versatility in customization without losing the benefit of the lightweight design.

  • Tube: Patented carbon fiber braid
  • Free float design
  • Caps: Aluminum
  • Barrel Nut: Standard free float w/Jam Nut (included)
  • Available in 12- and 15-inch lengths

The Brigand Arms AR-10 Edge Carbon Fiber Weave Handguard is designed to be installed out-of-the-box and the free float design allows for fine adjustment as well as secure mounting.

Sentry Hexmag AR-10 SR25 308 AR Magazines

Sentry Hexmag AR-10 SR25 308 AR Magazines

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Sentry Hexmag AR-10/.308 Magazine

Constructed from patented polymer composite with a unique hexagonal design and stainless steel internal springs, these Series 2 Hexmag magazines are a serious upgrade for your AR-10.

HexMag magazines deliver next-generation features and customizability at a price you can’t pass up. Features include torture-tested PolyHex2 composite construction to a unique ammunition identification system and patented Hexture surface design for faster reloads and positive handling.

The magazine features the Hexmag® patented Tool-Less Design for fast and easy floor-plate removal allowing field cleaning and HexID® color customization. Incorporates popular and functional accessories including Hexmag® Grip Tape and Hexmag® HexID Color Ammunition Identification System.

Hexmag magazines are engineered to deliver maximum durability and reliability at a price that’s tough to beat.

Try a few standard capacity Hexmags today and see what you’ve been missing!

Available from Palmetto State Armory, Gunmag Warehouse, Optics Planet, Primary Arms,

Hexmag AR-10 SR25 308 AR Magazines

The HexMag AR-10/.308 SR-25 magazine is designed for 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) caliber variations. Features the SENTRY HEXTURE™ pattern recognized by shooters for maximum grip and durability. The magazine features the SENTRY patented Tool-Less Design for fast and easy floorplate removal allowing field cleaning and HexID® color customization. Incorporates the industry’s most popular and functional accessories including Hexmag Grip Tape and SENTRY HexID Color Ammunition Identification System.

HexMag AR-10 SR25 Specifications:

  • CALIBERS: 7.62 x 51mm (.308 Winchester)
  • ROUNDS: 10-20
  • CONSTRUCTION: PolyHex2 Advanced Composite
  • COLOR: FDE
  • Supports rounds up to 2.815 inches in length. Not compatible with Armalite “B” Series AR10 rifles.

Made in the U.S.A, Lifetime Warranty

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Midwest Industries SS-Series One Piece Free Float AR-10 Handguard

Midwest Industries SS-Series One Piece Free Float AR-10 Handguard

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Midwest Industries SS-Series One Piece Free Float AR-10 Handguard MI-AR10SSM15

Midwest Industries Armalite AR-10 SS-Series One Piece Free Float Handguard, M-LOK, your shooting experience will be amplified beyond what you ever thought was possible due to its tight fit and ability to provide an unyielding grip. These AR Handguards & Forends, from the professionals at Midwest Industries, are made from high-quality materials that will supply long-lasting durability. For many years, Midwest Industries has been dedicated to producing high-quality products that are ideally suited for shooters from nearly any discipline, and the Midwest Industries Armalite AR10 SS-Series One Piece Free Float Handguard, M-LOK is the direct result of Midwest Industries’ commitment to fulfilling what each user requires.

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Midwest Industries SS-Series One Piece Free Float AR-10 Handguard Specifications

  • One Piece Free Float Handguard
  • Incredibly lightweight design:
  • 15 Inch Rifle Length weighs only 13.5 oz. with barrel nut
  • Super slim 1.75 inch outside diameter, 1.5 inch inside diameter
  • One M-LOK(TM) compatible rail section included
  • Features five anti-rotation QD sling swivel sockets
  • High quality MIL-STD 1913 top rail, T-marked for accessory location
  • Rugged construction from 6061 aluminum, hard coat anodized for a lifetime of service
  • Fully de-horned for a non-abrasive, comfortable feel
  • Proprietary Barrel Nut and Barrel Nut Wrench included
  • Some minor gunsmithing required
  • 100% Made in the U.S.A. with Lifetime Warranty
  • MPM# MI-AR10SSM15
M-LOK(TM) is a trademark of Magpul Industries Corp

Midwest Industries MI AR-10 Gen2 Two Piece Handguard

Midwest Industries MI AR-10 Gen2 Two Piece Handguard

Midwest Industries Gen 2 AR-10 Handguard MI-AR10CHG2

MI AR-10 Gen2 Two Piece Handguard MI-AR10CHG2

The Midwest Industries MI AR-10 Gen2 Two Piece Handguard MI-AR10CHG2 snap-on railed forearm gives your ArmaLite AR-10 carbine all the accessory mounting versatility of Midwest Industries two-piece forearms. Four MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rails contain 20 mounting slots each and are laser etched with white alphanumeric position markings. The lower section may be left off to provide clearance for a grenade launcher, tear gas launcher, or shotgun. Direct replacement for plastic factory handguard—no gunsmithing or permanent alterations required. SPECS: Machined 6061 T6 billet aluminum, hardcoat anodized, matte black. 81⁄8” (20.6cm), 2½” (6.4cm) diameter. Fits ArmaLite AR-10 carbines only.

I used this MI AR-10 handguard on my Armalite AR-10.

Available from Brownells, Palmetto State Armory, and Optics Planet,

Cryptic Coatings Mystic Black Bolt Carrier Group

Cryptic Coatings Mystic Black Bolt Carrier Group

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Cryptic Coatings Mystic Black .308 Winchester Bolt Carrier Group

Cryptic Coatings Mystic Black Bolt Carrier Group .308 Winchester

Recently I was researching 308 Bolt Carrier Groups for our CT Other Light Weight AR-10 build and I decided to go with a Toolcraft BCG as that’s the brand BSF Barrels uses to headspace their Carbon Fiber Barrels like the one I bought for the aforementioned 308 build mentioned above. Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate the Toolcraft BCG I needed but some additional research lead me to Cryptic Coatings, specifically their Mystic Black Bolt Carrier Group.

I spent a decent amount of time reading Cryptic Coatings Mystic Black Bolt Carrier Group Reviews and decided I MUST buy one. Unfortunately, the Mystic Black in .308 Winchester was out of stock. I was bummed out but not deterred as Primary Arms let me backorder one BCG. I also decided to send an email to Cryptic Coatings. To my surprise, I received a call from the wonderful Karen H of Cryptic Coatings who graciously offered to save me one from the next run of .308 Mystic Black Bolt Carriers.

Three days later the Primary Arms order was delivered and about a month later Karen called me again to tell me my BCG had shipped. So yes I now own two very nice and expensive Cryptic Coatings Mystic Black Bolt Carrier Groups.

Available from Palmetto State Armory, and Primary Arms

Cryptic Coatings Bolt Carrier Group Mystic Black .308 Winchester

Founded in January 2014, Cryptic Coatings specializes in bolt carrier groups and BCG coatings. With an ever-expanding product line, their BCGs and coatings offer reduced friction, longer lifespans, and increased performance, backed by their lifetime warranty.

This Bolt Carrier Group includes a MIL-SPEC 8620 aircraft quality steel carrier with a shot-peened carpenter no. 158 steel bolt. The DPMS cut carrier is compatible with most DPMS pattern AR’s on the market and features a shrouded firing pin, a chrome-lined interior, and a properly staked, chrome-lined gas key secured with grade 8 fasteners. The bolt assembly includes a tool steel extractor with spring and Viton O-ring. A chrome-finished firing pin is also included.

Cryptic BCGs are finished in one of six different coatings, each offering reduced friction, increased performance, and greater wear resistance than that of a standard bolt carrier group.

 

Cryptic Coatings Bolt Carrier Features:

  • Mystic Black – .308 Winchester
  • Chemical vapor deposition coating
  • Coefficient of friction: 0.01
  • Hardness: 3000 Vickers
  • Maximum temperature: 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit
  • High pressure tested
  • Magnetic particle inspected
  • 8620 aircraft quality steel carrier
  • Heat treated to 60-61 RC
  • Chrome lined carrier interior
  • Chrome lined gas key
  • Gas key staked with grade 8 screws
  • Carpenter 158 steel bolt
  • Tool steel extractor
  • Viton O-ring
  • Chrome finish firing pin
  • MIL-SPEC cam pin

 

Cryptic Coatings Bolt Carrier Specifications:

  • Bolt Finish: Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Bolt Material: Carpenter 158 Steel
  • Brand: Cryptic Coatings
  • Caliber Gauge: .308 Win
  • Carrier Finish: Amorphous Carbon CVD
  • Carrier Material: 8620 Carpenter Steel
  • Carrier Style: DPMS Pattern Carrier
  • High Pressure Tested: High Pressure Tested
  • Magnetic Particle Inspect: Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Platform: AR-308, AR-10, 308AR

BSF 308 Barrel Carbon Fiber Barrel 16 Inch Black

BSF 308 Barrel Carbon Fiber Barrel 16 Inch Black

BSF Barrels .308 Winchester Carbon Fiber Barrel 16 Inch
BSF Barrels 308 Winchester Carbon Fiber Barrel 16 Inch

BSF 308 Barrel .308 Winchester Carbon Fiber 16 Inch Black

I have wanted a carbon fiber wrapped .308 barrel for quite some time, but three things have stopped me up until this point, necessity, price, and accuracy. For this build, the necessity comes from the desire to reduce weight, and the 16″ carbon fiber-wrapped, fluted barrel weighs nearly 25% percent less than my similar Criterion Hybrid .308 barrel. The price, well it is what it is. Regarding accuracy, some carbon fire barrels have a reputation for stringing when they get hot, BSF does not.

The .308 Winchester chambered 16 inch BSF Carbon Fiber Barrel appears to be the obvious choice for my new “CT Other Lightweight 308 AR build“. I’m looking forward to completing the build to see what this barrel can do.

Note: As I have mentioned repeatedly I like to support vendors who make good products and are responsive to customers. When I decided to order a barrel there was zero stock. I sent off an email to BSF and within hours I was able to claim the last .308 Winchester blank allotted to their next barrel run. True to their word forty days later I had my awesome carbon fiber wrapped barrel in hand. BSF is a great company to deal with, and they stand by their barrels.

Available from Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and Optics Planet

BSF 308 Barrel 308 Winchester Carbon Fiber Barrel 16 Inch Black

Impressive Accuracy From a Lightweight, Futuristic Looking BSF 308 Barrel

BSF builds their .308 match-grade carbon fiber barrels with exceptional attention to detail that ensures you’ll achieve the best possible accuracy from your 308 AR-pattern rifle without getting a hernia lugging it around! BSF 308 barrels are turned from ordnance-grade 416R stainless steel, then given a roll-wrapped, tensioned, carbon fiber sleeve. The sleeve keeps weight down while providing excellent rigidity, coupled with enhanced cooling.

Why the sleeve method, rather than simple carbon fiber wrapping? The BSF folks believe wrapping traps heat and, as a result, is more likely to delaminate. Further, BSF uses a special carbon fiber that expands at the same rate as the 416R, and holes drilled into the jacket allow air to circulate around the barrel and vent heat quickly. Less heat distortion means far less risk of accuracy fade as your .308 Winchester chambered AR308 barrel heats up.

  • Fits .308 sized AR upper receiver
  • 5R button-rifled
  • 5/8″-24 TPI muzzle threads
  • .875″ O.D.
  • Barrel extension included
  • Requires RIFLE-length gas tube
  • Weight 28.4 ounces (16″ Fluted)
  • 11° Target Crown
  • DPMS Platform

BSF offers their .308 Winchester carbon fiber match barrels with a 1-10″ rifling twist effectively stabilizes that widest variety of popular bullet weights. And each barrel is thoroughly inspected by an experienced technician before leaving the BSF shop, ensuring you get a BSF 308 Barrel that’s as accurate as it is good looking!


From the Manufacturer

ALL AR-10 BARRELS ARE DPMS PLATFORM

Current lead times on our barrels can be up to 12+ weeks. Some calibers will ship sooner than others but at this point, we are no longer guaranteeing that a barrel will be shipped by a certain date due to delays in materials for our production team and high volume of orders. 

After turning down the barrel, we jacket a 416R Stainless steel match barrel in a roll-wrapped carbon fiber sleeve and load it under tension.  We use this jacketing method rather than wrapping the barrel in carbon fiber because this method of wrapping has been proven to trap heat and cause delamination.

 The carbon fiber we use is specially designed to move at the same expansion rate as 416R stainless steel. We machine slots into the carbon fiber allowing air to move around the barrel and vent heat quicker without any delamination issues.  Using the Carbon Fiber this way keeps the rifling straighter the warmer the barrel gets because it’s under tension. This allows us to maintain superior stiffness and strength while keeping the barrel extremely lightweight.

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