One of the most critical components of any LR-308 custom build is the handguard. In recent years freefloat handguards have increased in popularity. The freefloat handguard covers the barrel and is attached to the upper receiver via a barrel nut. The handguard serves many functions in an LR-308 build kit such as protecting the shooter's hand from being burned by the barrel, offering the shooter something to grip to help steady the weapon, can function as the attachment point for sights/optic, can have additional accessories attached, and adds to the aesthetic appeal of the build.
It is recommended that the handguard completely cover the gas system of the LR-308 so please consider your gas system length when shopping for a handguard. If you wish to buy a pre-designed upper build kit equipped with a handguard please visit our AR-15 & LR-308 Upper Build Kits page.
About This Handguard: The 15" High Profile KeyMod Freefloat Handguard from Omega Mfg. features a KeyMod rail mounting system and a full top rail.
Top Rail: The 15" High Profile KeyMod Freefloat Handguard is CNC machined with a Picatinny rail across the top of the entire handguard.
Profile: The 15" High Profile KeyMod Freefloat Handguard is made with a rounder profile, and KeyMod slots spanning the length of the handguard at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions.
Cuts: Slim - This 15" High Profile KeyMod Freefloat Handguard from Omega Mfg. The handguard is designed with large filet shapes cut into the handguard. This method not only improves the aesthetic of the handguard but keeps it lightweight without affecting the strength or function of the handguard.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance the Omega Mfg. the handguard is treated with a Type 3 hardcoat anodizing in black.
Material Of Handguard: The Omega Mfg. 15" High Profile Free Float Handguard is precision CNC machined from a high-quality 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum billet.
Included: Mounting System, Handguard, and Barrel Nut