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View Poll Results: Who makes the best overall free float system?
Surefire 0 0%
GG&G 1 0.68%
ARMS 1 0.68%
Vltor 13 8.78%
Yankee Hill (YHM) 8 5.41%
UTG 1 0.68%
LaRue 30 20.27%
Midwest Industries 4 2.70%
Daniel Defense 70 47.30%
Samson 5 3.38%
TROY 10 6.76%
KAC 5 3.38%
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This is a tough decision of course, but a recent thread has brought to my attention that some companies have a very strong following. This made me curious to see if a lot more people thought this way, or if it was just the people that were replying to my other thread.

Consider any free float setup from any of these manufacturers that you have had direct ownership of, or have been able to check out extensively hands on. Feel free to post up any and all reasons why you chose the manufacturer that you did, and which rail system specifically you're talking about.

I have had the opportunity to check out quite a few of these, but not all of them, so I'll cast my vote when I can check out a few more. I believe a shop a little out of town carries several more of the ones I haven't checked out, so sometime early next week I'll head there.

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anything monolithic really. that's VLTOR, LMT, and Colt. but since only VLTOR's on there, i'll vote VLTOR.
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Well they only allow you to list 12 for the poll, so I put as many of the most common ones that I've seen as possible. Most Common meaning what I see at my local retailers and/or at the range.
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I didn't see it listed but I love the VTAC handguards for their weight, modularity of rails-only-where-you-need-them, and low cost.
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Even tho I didn't vote for DD (since they do not have a monolithic offering).... this poll is probably gonna be won by DD..... due to multiple/full-line of products..... their ease of installation of their omega line.... ultra-lightweight of their lite line.... AR15 and AR10 offerings..... great product quality and distribution..... reputable AR company..... fantastic customer services....

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anything monolithic really. that's VLTOR, LMT, and Colt. but since only VLTOR's on there, i'll vote VLTOR.
pac, i can't understand why LMT and COLT is not on the list, while UTG is..... what the world had become?? *sigh*
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I've posted my reasons on your other thread... but, I also voted here.

I'd love to have a monolithic upper receiver, but they're just too heavy. One of the main reasons why I choose DD over others is the weight. It's not the only reason, but it's my main reason. Now, if DD made a monolithic with their signature light weight, they would have my attention immediately...
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The idea was to not come in with a bias. It doesn't make any difference to me which company has the most votes cast.
The real winner will be the consumer. Since this post is based on consumers votes and reasons why they voted the way that they did.

I was considering the Vltor Monolithic rail setup before making my last purchase, but since no one local has any in stock it was hard to spend nearly $700 sight unseen.
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Even tho I didn't vote for DD (since they do not have a monolithic offering).... this poll is probably gonna be won by DD.....

pac, i can't understand why LMT and COLT is not on the list, while UTG is..... what the world had become?? *sigh*
DD has a monolithic now? where have i been?!

yes, yes, but most people are cheap. what are you going to do?
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UTG is on the list because I have a lot of experience with UTG. While they may have been designed for airsoft, or that's the constant rumor anyway, they have rock solid platforms. A lot of people would just shrug them off because they are inexpensive and ugly. This may be true, but they mount up solid enough to mount optics, foregrips, lights, lasers, or anything else you would put on a rail. I run eotechs and purposely mounted them to my old setups which were utg rails that were drop in. My eotechs held a zero on those "cheapo" rails without any problem at all. If you have no experience with UTG then you don't have any reason to bad mouth them.
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Not listed in the poll, but I really like the VTAC HG. I like it because you can put rails where you need them, they are competively priced, and feels very comfortible in your hand.

I see a lot of people on this forum get a new rail system and end up covering everything with rail covers. Pointless if you ask me. The covers add on uneeded weight and IMO makes the rail too bulky (besides the ladder covers).

I'm also just your average Joe and really don't need to mount a ton of things to my rifle. For these reasons, I prefer the VTAC's over the rest.
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+1 on the JP/VTAC and PRI... those should be listed instead of GG&G, Samson, or Surefire. i don't think those are nearly as popular. pretty much the most common reason anyone would have a samson is that it came on the Stag 2T, haha.
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UTG is on the list because I have a lot of experience with UTG. While they may have been designed for airsoft, or that's the constant rumor anyway, they have rock solid platforms. A lot of people would just shrug them off because they are inexpensive and ugly. This may be true, but they mount up solid enough to mount optics, foregrips, lights, lasers, or anything else you would put on a rail. I run eotechs and purposely mounted them to my old setups which were utg rails that were drop in. My eotechs held a zero on those "cheapo" rails without any problem at all. If you have no experience with UTG then you don't have any reason to bad mouth them.
Still, the title of your thread is who makes the BEST, not who makes the best-bang-for-the-buck or who makes the most popular or who makes the most affordable.

If we were looking for the best baseball player of all baseball players, we wouldn't even bother listing players from the minors. UTG may get the job done, but that doesn't qualify it for running against much higher quality "major league" brands like VTAC and Colt, which aren't on the poll.

Nothing against UTG personally--they just aren't playing in the same league. This is "self-admitted" by the very fact that they are only serving the consumer market, whereas the other brands actively seek military contracts or competition shooters. UTG has self-selected themselves into the minors. They know their stuff isn't enough to pass military requirements.
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I own a DD, a KAC, and a LaRue. The like the LaRue for its light weight and study build. The DD would be close 2nd.

The VTAC's are real nice too. Something to consider.


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DDs for me.
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As previously stated... I tried to list as many of the most commonly seen setups as possible. This is somewhat limited because I went by what I have seen at local shops, ranges, and what friends have. I have never seen a LMT Rail setup in person, or some of the others. I'm sorry if I was not able to list your favorite setup, but there are only 12 poll spaces.

dchang0 don't forget that best overall value, or bang for the buck might win someones vote vs best rail at any price, so any manufacturer of a free float system deserves a place in this poll big, small, light, heavy, expensive, inexpensive, ugly, or good looking setups
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Will I don't think any free float more than the others so it sounds like you want to know who likes what really, just a popularity contest. My impressions:

YHM- Can understand why its so cheap after owning one.
DD Lite- Nicely made but overrated. Doesn't do anything different than any other FF handguard and requires proprietary nut and wrench. Didn't fit on my ASA upper.
MI- My favorite thus far. It is fairly inexpensive. No proprietary tools, no removal of the barrel nut necessary. Literally sits on the barrel nut.

My vote goes to Troy though. I know their railed handgaurds have had some issues but my vote goes to Troy because of the TRX Extreme. I like the look and lightweightness of it. Bolt on rails are optional if you want them. Black or FDE. Proprietary barrel nut and wrench is the big downside but those are included.
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How about None of the above.

VTAC for the win!

(PRI would come in a VERY close second for me)
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KAC all the way! If not for them, there arguable would be no rail systems.
I think they are neck and neck with DD because of price, and the ease of install of the DD rails.

The only knock against KAC is price and they are a ***** to install.
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dchang0 don't forget that best overall value, or bang for the buck might win someones vote vs best rail at any price, so any manufacturer of a free float system deserves a place in this poll big, small, light, heavy, expensive, inexpensive, ugly, or good looking setups
Understood and agreed. Just trying to help you "tighten up" the results of the poll--as the criteria are currently too loose, I think you'll get a confusing and widely-differing smattering of opinions because people determine "best" for so many different reasons--many of which are highly subjective (such as budget, perceived value, etc.) Better to stick with objective criteria as closely as possible (holds up under so-many ft-lbs of stress, able to remain true even when heated to so-many degrees, etc.).
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dchang0 that's a great idea, but the reason I didn't put any of that info as a "standard" if you will is because people won't follow it anyway. They will just put whatever they think is the best for whatever reason they think it's best. Some people will vote without ever even owning a free float setup. Others will vote just based one the "this one costs more, so it must be better" theory. Another problem is that you really don't see anyone torture testing rail setups. It's not like knives where you have tons of guys dedicated to testing them until ultimate failure, or even just useful tests like edge retention etc. Believe me I would love to see someone take all of the rails that I've listed as well as every other rail out there and subject it to stress tests, heat tests, crush test, lock up tests etc etc

And if all the manufacturers wish to send me a set of their rails to do this testing I would be more than happy to do it. Document it all on video, and do an unbiased opinion of each. Then I will send back whatever is left over of the rails
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I didn't see it listed but I love the VTAC handguards for their weight, modularity of rails-only-where-you-need-them, and low cost.
I'm pretty sure the OP mis-worded his post title because all his poll has is RAIL SYSTEMS, not FREEFLOAT HANDGUARDS.

JP is the best freefloat handguard.
LMT MRP is the best RAIL SYSTEM.
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ar15barrels you're right I forgot to mention that it was free float rail systems I was looking for votes about. I have changed the post title, but cannot change the poll title in the middle of a poll
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I'm pretty sure the OP mis-worded his post title because all his poll has is RAIL SYSTEMS, not FREEFLOAT HANDGUARDS.

JP is the best freefloat handguard.
LMT MRP is the best RAIL SYSTEM.
I don't know, I like JP for both rail system and free float system.
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I don't know, I like JP for both rail system and free float system.
Nothing beats that monolithic top rail that only a MRP or a Colt 6940 have.
The only thing that could make those better would be to change the sides ad bottom to take removable rail sections like a JP.
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Nobody seems to know much about A.R.M.S. When I had a conversation with Barrett, Jr., as to why they chose the S.I.R. System Rail for their REC-7's, I immediately ordered one ($$$!!!!!!) for my main M4 and now I KNOW the secret!!!!!
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Nobody seems to know much about A.R.M.S. When I had a conversation with Barrett, Jr., as to why they chose the S.I.R. System Rail for their REC-7's, I immediately ordered one ($$$!!!!!!) for my main M4 and now I KNOW the secret!!!!!
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Nobody seems to know much about A.R.M.S.

now I KNOW the secret!!!!!
The sides and bottom are plastic.
They are too spongy with a VFG installed.
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JP VTAC!
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I didn't vote because I like the JP V-TAC the best, as many here, with DD second.
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Oh, and I don't run a VFG on this particular one (I should have mentioned that), but I will try one of mine on to see how spongy it is. Either way, this is one BADA s s rail system. Probably the most modular & versatile. (And ONLY the bottom is made of a polymer material to save weight & aid in the ease of removal for addition of a launcher, not both bottom & sides). These are just pics off Google, I'll replace with my rifle as soon as I can get to it.
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Oh, and I don't run a VFG on this particular one (I should have mentioned that), but I will try one of mine on to see how spongy it is. Either way, this is one BADA s s rail system. Probably the most modular & versatile.
Is it a lot lighter than aluminum ones?

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Never mind, just found the spec sheet. The rifle-length rail is 25.9oz, which is much too high for me. I'm currently running a DD AR Lite 12.0, and it weighs in at 14oz.

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I voted for Daniel Defense.

Nothing wrong with some of the other mfg's, but I prefer DD rails.
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Okay, I went ahead and mounted one of my TD VFG's on it and it is as solid as a rock. (Zero 'sponginess' whatsoever. I guess if I were as strong as Lou Ferrigno, I might be able to get a very slight 'flex' out of this, but not for sure.)This particular M4 had a DD M4 7.0 on it, then I switched to a DD 7.0 LightRail, then decided on the S.I.R. system. As far as weight, no, it's not going to win any lightness contests. VFG stability is no different than with both previous DD rails. I guess I just like the feel of this in my hands and the versatility of it. Plus, I don't think anyone can argue the fact that it really IS the coolest-looking rail out there! I'm a big A.R.M.S. supporter also because soooo many top=tier manufacturers copy their designs (i.e. throw-lever mounts, BUIS, SWAN Sleeve design, etc.)I won't mention any names because I'm not here to trash anyone or argue, so I'm sure you guys can find out with a simple search.


This one's sitting next to my Armalite DCM/NM A2.^^
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Old 11-27-2009, 1:11 PM
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i vote for Daniel Defense...I love my Omega rail, and the MK18 RIS II is just plain sexy..
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I voted Larue. Great rail: have them on all my AR's except one.
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