AI fore end pad?

thefitter

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Are these pads just for stock protection on ledges and walls or for grip and stability?

Thanks
 

jasonk

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Re: AI fore end pad?

Little bit of both. Soft against hard always makes for a steadier rest then two hard surfaces against one another.

See my tactical foam pad I double stick taped on here. Again...I stress the word...Tactical.

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RADcustom

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Re: AI fore end pad?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jasonk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Little bit of both. Soft against hard always makes for a steadier rest then two hard surfaces against one another.

See my tactical foam pad I double stick taped on here. Again...I stress the word...Tactical.

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Hey, shouldn't I get some sort of royalty or something for the use of that?
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LoneWolfUSMC

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Re: AI fore end pad?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: thefitter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Are these pads just for stock protection on ledges and walls or for grip and stability?

Thanks </div></div>

Mostly it's because someone thinks it needs it. Sometimes it's because they don't want to scratch the rifle.

Since the AI has a decent amount of use on it, I should take some photos of the battle scars from barricades, doors, fences, rooftops etc. I don't use the pads because it's just one more thing to stick on the rifle and IMHO it's not needed. Scratches all blend together over time.
 

gugubica

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Re: AI fore end pad?

I run one because you can load into the rifle a little when its sitting on a barracade. Plus it gives a slip resistant surface to grab the rifle.

Don't give a shit if it prevents scratches. My rifle is beat to hell anyway.
 

Mo_Zam_Beek

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Re: AI fore end pad?

I just took deck tape (abrasive tape) and taped up the underside of the chassis. The same tape job has held for @ 18 months. No protection to the rifle an no padding for barricades but it is a very positive surface for shooting slung up.



Good luck