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Old November 23rd, 2016, 06:04 AM   #1
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CASV14 making Contact with stock

Hi all, I just installed a CASV14 rail/handguard on my M1A and it makes contact with the stock (GI Fiberglass stiffened with carbon fiber), on the right (op rod) side. I know it's an accuracy issue for a conventional handguard to contact the stock, but does that hold true for the CASV?

Unlike a traditional handguard, that you don't want touching the receiver or the stock, the CASV is bolted right to the receiver, and to the barrel in front of the receiver, and to the barrel again at the op rod guide.

Everything times up correctly and a spirit level confirms that the rail is level with the receiver. If necessary, I could always sand that side of the stock down a little, but if it isn't likely to be an issue, I'll leave well enough alone.

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 07:59 AM   #3
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USGI stocks and handguards usually touch. It keeps dirt out and is fine for a service rifle. It does not degrade accuracy in a 2-3 moa rifle.

Floating the handguard is just one part of building a Match rifle. If you don't have a match barrel, bedded heavy stock, unitized gas cylinder and modified ferrule, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

See how it shoots before making any mods.

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It has a DMR profile barrel and unitized GC. Other than that, it's configured as a battle rifle. If I can keep it at or under 2 MOA I will be happy.

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I was about to ask the same question when I found your post? Any range updates? I have the CASV14 in my SOCOM as well and was wondering the same.
I grouped the rifle when I got it and it was shooting consistent 2-3" groups. After I installed the rail and put a 1-6 vortex on it I've started getting crazy flyers.
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Usually with the CASV14 rail the Op Rod clamp hits the stock at the bottom of the clamp and has to be inletted a tiny bit. Just enough is good.

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