Tikka Tac A1 forend swap?

countChocula

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Looking for insight on swapping out the Tac A1 forend. From the spare parts catalog I see part S540200485, which a "Handguard fastener assembly - AR-15 style Barrel nut" to replace part S540203499, the standard assembly. There is also a third part that is a "AR-15 style reversed barrel nut". I can't find these parts available anywhere, so I am guessing you have to call Tikka directly to order.

Has anyone done this? Are there any good lightweight forend options that mount to a standard AR barrel nut? I was hoping I could mount an Odin Works handguard, but that uses a proprietary nut system that won't be compatible with the Tikka receiver.

Here's a link to the PDF parts catalog I was looking at. http://tikka.fi/sites/default/files/documents/203681_Tikka T3x TAC A1 sparepartcatalogue 20042018.pdf

Thanks!
 

countChocula

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I have no use for the integrated rail so I figured I could shave some weight and get the optic lower.