I thought their site says NM barrels can't accept a wood HG? I ordered a NM from them for just under $2000 at the end of July and it was reported as built last week and shipping this coming week to me. I would prefer wood, but if it's plastic, I'd rather it's black.A Traditional National Match with a 22" medium wt. barrel and extra wood handguard. It's supposed to be delivered to LGS today.
They were inclined to do so as a standard.
I guess my take is different from yours, but when you tell me the walnut handguards will fit and the company specifically states otherwise, I can only logically conclude they do not want to make the effort to fit them. If you, OTOH, mean that other companies don't even make the effort to do so with ANY of theirs, then I accept that Bula did at least present a better option for their base rifles. In any case, it's no skin off my ass and I can buy what I want and make a go of it myself, as you mentioned.Walnut hand guards are not compatible with national match barrels. Wooden hand guards are replaced with composite USGI-style hand guards for national match barrel upgrades.
I guess I could, but I just sent Linda an e-mail asking if I could get a walnut handguard too and how much and left it at that.You can call and ask them if they will do it for you. Tell them you're willing to pay for the ten extra minutes. They can only say no.