New ODIN Works RUNE Handguards

    ODIN Works has introduced a new series of lightweight AR-15 handguards called the RUNE. These new M-LOK handguards are currently available in 12.4″ and 15.2″ length options. Here is how ODIN Works describes this new product line:

    The RUNE is the latest addition to the ODIN Works modular, free-float rail systems. With its sleek and simple design, it fits comfortably into your hand allowing for quick and accurate target acquisition. Constructed out of high-grade Aluminum and weighing in at just over 5 oz, the RUNE is also one of the lightest hand guards on the market to date.
    Featuring Magpul’s M-LOK technology, full customization is possible in the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. Secure and modular attachment of mount lights, bipods, and other accessories such as the included Picatinny sight rail makes the RUNE a must for any rifle build.

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    The ODIN Works 12.4″ RUNE handguard

    To be more precise, the 12.4″ handguard weighs 5.45 oz and the longer 15.2″ one weighs in at 6.55 oz. The outside dimensions of the Rune handguards are 1.65” x 1.81” and the corresponding internal dimensions are 1.47” x 1.63”. The RUNE handguards are made of 6061-T6 aluminum and are available in black color option only.

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    The ODIN Works 15.2″ RUNE handguard. Compared to the shorter rail, this one has a longer rear skeletonized portion and five M-LOK slots on the front half as opposed to four slots of the 12.4″ rail.

    ODIN Works 12.4″ and 15.2″ RUNE handguards are listed on the company’s website at MSRPs of $119 and $129 respectively. The handguards come with the installation hardware, barrel nut, and a short three-slot Picatinny rail section.

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    RUNE forends come with the barrel nuts and a Picatinny rail section that will come in handy for installing a backup front sight.

    Tell us in the comments section what do you think about this new product? Would you get one for your next build? And if yes, what features do you find the most attractive?

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