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Old 03-21-2008, 1:03 PM
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does anyone know if UTG rails are any good quality or just some cheap immitation made by airsoft manufactures?
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Old 03-21-2008, 1:10 PM
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If you're on a budget, UTG stuff are the best from China.
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Old 03-21-2008, 1:51 PM
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Some of the stuff you see on Airsoft websites, mounts and rails, are made by UTG. Some of UTG products are good quality. China manufactures will sale their products to anyone who will buy them. That includes Airsoft websites and many of the name brand companies in the US.


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Old 03-21-2008, 4:26 PM
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The UTG quad rails get very good reviews from people who own them, and get bashed by people who don't.

There are a number of threads on them over at arfcom, but in general, they're the best new rails you can get for under $100. You can get used MI or YHM for $100 or so if you shop around.

Botach sells a Chinese rail under their KZ brand for around the same price as the UTG that's also had decent reviews, but there's a lot less info on them, and you have to deal with Botach. Interestingly, Eotech is now selling the same rail for nearly twice as much as Botach does.

Will an Eotech branded Chinese rail give new cred to Chinese gun gear?
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Old 03-27-2008, 1:48 AM
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Don't buy them. Period. There's a hilarious thread from a while back (now locked) where a member was bragging about how great a deal he got, and how everyone who paid $200+ for their rails were ripped off. After he got unbanned for trolling, he later posted another thread complaining that he couldn't fit accessories on his uber awesome rails .

Spend the extra $20 and at least buy YHM rails.

PS: Don't buy from Botach.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:39 AM
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Don't buy them. Period. There's a hilarious thread from a while back (now locked) where a member was bragging about how great a deal he got, and how everyone who paid $200+ for their rails were ripped off. After he got unbanned for trolling, he later posted another thread complaining that he couldn't fit accessories on his uber awesome rails .

Spend the extra $20 and at least buy YHM rails.

PS: Don't buy from Botach.
Links, to the 2nd thread, please I missed that. I remember arguing with that .t00l.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:21 AM
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I'd be interested in the 2nd thread too. I've never seen anyone complain that stuff wouldn't fit on theirs, but more data is good.

ETA: Nevermind, I found it, and remember it now - http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...ad.php?t=75555

I'm not sure I'd give much credence to that guy or his posts. Lots of suggestions in the thread (including other people having problems with fit on other rails), and no response from the OP.
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Links, to the 2nd thread, please I missed that. I remember arguing with that .t00l.
The link is sandwiched between our posts .
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YHM makes fine stuff for the price.
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I have some UTG rails on mine. Haven't come loose or had problems with them (I've put a couple hundred rounds with them on). I'd probably be switching out to some MI rails later on though. Though I really do not like the rail covers, they're just too "bulgy."
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yea they are thanks for the feed back
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I just bought a UTG quad rail for mine from cheaper than dirt. They fit/work/look awesome. Real happy here.
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Have'nt had any problems with my UTG quad rail very happy with it for the price.
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Don't buy them. Period. There's a hilarious thread from a while back (now locked) where a member was bragging about how great a deal he got, and how everyone who paid $200+ for their rails were ripped off. After he got unbanned for trolling, he later posted another thread complaining that he couldn't fit accessories on his uber awesome rails .

Spend the extra $20 and at least buy YHM rails.

PS: Don't buy from Botach.
I remember this!!! Talk about inserting your foot in your mouth.
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UTG Utter tacticool garbage.


lol, i have an ak mount at the shop that never got the dovetails machined... high quality stuff.

i guess if your just lookin for tacticool stuff it might work, but if you ever have to rely on your rifle...
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Some of their stuff is junk. To say all of their products is junk is just not true.


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Yeah, they get good reviews on their quad rails and soft goods from people who actually use them, but they get beat up by people who don't.

Like most Chinese gear, the QC lets bad stuff through sometimes, but if you get a solid consensus from actual users, it's a pretty safe bet.

For instance, their MOLLE rifle and carbine cases get very good reviews for the money - about $50 shipped. They don't have all the features and padding of the $150 bags, but lots of people like them:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MOLLE202-41692-888.html

Their carry handles, on the other hand, get beat up pretty badly.
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