View Full Version : Free Float tube on a space gun

10-09-2012, 9:55 AM
Hey guys, I just ordered a Compass Lake Match Grade Upper. I have at least 4 friends with them and the forend they give is a standard spacegun tube.

My question is this: Since I am a nut and really care about aesthetics (not that the standard tube looks bad), would you leave it as is... or, should I change it out. If I do change it out, is there any pro or cons to doing so?

I am not putting anything other than a scope on it as it will be a bench rest target gun ONLY. I am not hunting, running around with it, or any other nonsense... Bench rest target.

Additionally, I am looking for some recommendations on what to put on to give it a real BAD *** look..lol

Suggestions, help... much appreciated folks!

10-09-2012, 10:01 AM
I recommend these for the bench rest crowd. Serves your intended purpose and makes it look "bad ***" at the same time.



Eddy's Shooting Sports
10-09-2012, 10:08 AM
I recently built a service rifle and used a rock river free float "A2" style forend. It looks just like the stock A2 setup.

There is also a plethora of free float quad rails out there.

10-09-2012, 10:38 AM
How long is the barrel?

Starsnuffer: What is that? lol

10-09-2012, 10:50 AM
Eddie... NO Rockriver for me, sorry... just not a fan of their products, even though most love them:)

21SF... 26" Krieger barrel..

Star... I was wondering the same thing?

10-09-2012, 10:53 AM
It is made by ACE ltd and it is a sling adaptor/ bottle opener.

10-09-2012, 11:39 AM
Well now ill have to go get a rail system so I can open bottles like a boss!

10-09-2012, 12:45 PM
The Firebird carbon fiber free float tube is a cool one, it kind of stabilizes the front of the upper receiver if you do the lathe installation method.

But it would be best to get it built up with that tube rather than add it later.

10-09-2012, 1:23 PM
I am almost sold on the geissele tube... its pretty awesome looking but, $$$$ almost to the point where as I dont want to buy it.