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Old 03-19-2014, 11:02 PM
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Default Free Float Hand Guard Advice AR15

So guys my B Day is Saturday Hitting the big 30 and my girl asked what i want for my b day, So i was planning on upgrading the hand guard on my Newly squired AR15 that i just got about a month back, i already swapped out the hand guard with a drop in quad rail. But i have been wanting to do a free float mid length or riffle length. I kind of like the 11 inch ones best. Im looking for something where i can have the option for full on rails if i wanted to. But i do have a forward grip that i want about half way up so the ones with just the top rail and front lower rail wont work for me. But at the same time i do want something a bit longer than my gas block to extend the sights. So i was thinking of going full YKH with low profile gas block and end cap.

Can you guys post some pics of your set up with mid length and riffle length free float rail If you don't mind ?? Also a gap free install would be great lol.

Thanks guys any advice will be awesome and pics will be greatly appreciated..
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Old 03-20-2014, 7:05 AM
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Geissele 15" SMR Mk3 on an 18" SPR rifle length.








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Old 03-20-2014, 8:06 AM
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Save yer $ and check out the UTG superslim models. They fit over the standard upper reciever like a glove creating a smooth uniform finish. By April the 15" and cerakote models will be out.

Or, if you want to spend more $, check out the new BCM alloy keymod rails, super light and thin.
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The rifle on the bottom uses the rifle length UTG Pro Free Float quad rail (MTU006). These typically go for less than $100, and are extremely high quality. I've replaced several more expensive Troy rails with these over the last few years. The side to side width on these is pretty narrow, about the same as the Daniel Defense rails, so even with rail covers they don't get the "Tuna Can" ergonomics that many quad rails do with covers. At this price point, there is also little or no remorse involved when chucking it into a milling machine and modifying it to suit your own needs

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Old 03-20-2014, 2:06 PM
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Troy alphas are decently priced if you like the look of them.
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Old 03-20-2014, 3:13 PM
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I like the rails from SLR, here is one of my favorites.

http://slrrifleworks.com/index.php?r...1#!prettyPhoto
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15" midwest G2SS
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Old 03-20-2014, 5:44 PM
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Another vote for MI.

[IMG] AR MW Rail by Jyruiz, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Another vote for MI.

[IMG] AR MW Rail by Jyruiz, on Flickr[/IMG]
Im really liking this one alot, Can you add full rails all around if i wanted to ??
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Old 03-20-2014, 8:28 PM
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Thanks for all the replys so far guys.
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Im really liking this one alot, Can you add full rails all around if i wanted to ??
It comes with 3 2.5 rail sections, but you can purchase more and add them if you like.
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Old 03-20-2014, 8:54 PM
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Big fan of the Daniel Defense RIS II series. They have a different shape than their other models. A little flatter along the bottom, so it's much easier to get your hand around it.


In my opinion, the LaRue rails are still amongst the best available. They are small and compact, but you have get over the gap thing.
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It comes with 3 2.5 rail sections, but you can purchase more and add them if you like.
what size is the hand guard and barrel on the one i like ??
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:06 PM
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I have a 15 inch mi ss gen 2. But for around the same price the Samson rails fit over the stock barrel nut and that makes for a much easier install.
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http://www.samson-mfg.com/mm5/mercha...5_Rail_Systems

If I didn't have my rail already I would have gotten this one.
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http://www.samson-mfg.com/mm5/mercha...5_Rail_Systems

If I didn't have my rail already I would have gotten this one.
+1. Put a Samson EVO 10" on my latest build. Easy to fit, feels good, came with extra rails, and got it for a good price.

DSCF0681small.jpg

Yeah, I know, not much to look at right now, but it's still a work-in-progress

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Old 03-29-2014, 6:34 AM
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check out the fortis rev:

http://fortismfg.com/index.php?route...&product_id=63

continuous rail at the top and bottom, keymods on the side to add stuff later. pretty lightweight too, and reasonably priced.
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Old 03-30-2014, 2:55 PM
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what size is the hand guard and barrel on the one i like ??
16 inch barrel and it is the 12" rail.
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