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Offline Bigdude

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The new Bonesteel Arms Skeleton Handguard
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:51:04 PM »
I just received the new Bonesteel Arms Skeleton Handguard set (manufactured by CNC Warrior). The lower handguard/rail is a new design and very different from the original Bonesteel Arms lower. But it appears the upper rail/handguard is exactly the same as the original Bonesteel Arms upper. The new lower "Skeleton" handguard/rail is much lighter (3.12 oz. vs 7.69 oz.) and has both picatinny rail and M-Lok rail sections at 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock. Also it is much less bulky and doesn't protrude as much. It includes (6) polymer rail sections that can be used for covers. I purchased the original Bonesteel Arms lower handguard/rail but didn't keep it too long. I felt it was too heavy, had too many sharp edges and was overall just too big. So I switched to the NEA lower handguard which I am currently using right now. According to my scale, the NEA lower handguard weighs 4.64 ounces (not including the removable picatinny rail sections). So I will be switching to the new Skeleton Bonesteel Arms lower rail.





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Offline DWDM_IntheDFW

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Re: The new Bonesteel Arms Skeleton Handguard
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 07:30:12 AM »
How solid is the upper handguard? CNC Warrior's webpage specifically states that they're not intended for mounting aiming devices.

Reading the reviews on their webpage, the new upper handguard is taller than their previous railed handguards, so I'm wondering if they added that bit because it won't allow co-witnessing the iron sights with the red dot like their previous model would.

Still, it looks like a solid option to add a light and an AFG or VFG on reliably, given you can go picatinny or MLOK.
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Offline Bigdude

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Re: The new Bonesteel Arms Skeleton Handguard
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 04:54:32 PM »
The upper rail/handguard is identical to the original one that was released several years ago.

Offline Bigdude

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Re: The new Bonesteel Arms Skeleton Handguard
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 01:52:50 PM »
How solid is the upper handguard? CNC Warrior's webpage specifically states that they're not intended for mounting aiming devices.

Reading the reviews on their webpage, the new upper handguard is taller than their previous railed handguards, so I'm wondering if they added that bit because it won't allow co-witnessing the iron sights with the red dot like their previous model would.

Still, it looks like a solid option to add a light and an AFG or VFG on reliably, given you can go picatinny or MLOK.

I read that on their webpage as well but I think that statement regarding mounting aiming devices was meant for the AK-47 model rail, not the VZ-58. Gonna send an email to find out.

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Re: The new Bonesteel Arms Skeleton Handguard
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 09:14:57 PM »
I like those rail covers. Wish they sold them by themselves. Look forward to your review.


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Re: The new Bonesteel Arms Skeleton Handguard
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 02:28:57 AM »
 Hey bigdude, are you looking to part ways with the NEA lower handguard and sections now that it won't be in use? :D

 

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