Look on Ebay, you can get a nice one for $70. I've bought many off there.
I would never pay those ridiculous prices for a handguard.
Thanks Doc, you did like I did. Mid guards cost more than pistol, carbine, rifle because they're harder to get cheap, especially when you want the proper length to keep the A2 front sight like me (weird yes). eBay is getting really stupid on what they don't allow too but I found what I needed and I would never consider buying a free float for $80....$90....$150??? Didn't make sense to me on a rifle with nice parts built for less than $500. Others like to see how much they can spend. I try to make the best of frugality.