Today we are going to be talking about a silly AR 15 configuration that has become mainstream, free float. Hold up, because it doesn’t mean what you think it means. Most people think this makes the rifle inherently more accurate. A free float barrel can do this for many rifle types however, your AR 15 barrel is Not Free Floated and cant be free floated. What you can do is add a free float rail or
free float handguard; many an expensive AR comes stock this way. However, this does not make the gun more accurate; it just keeps you from screwing it up (within a reasonable set of parameters.
Especially stay away from the budget AR configured this way. To prove this point we are going to the range to show you how badly the AR is not free floated. Do not buy a free float rail for the wrong reason.
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