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#21 Hank Coates

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:13 AM

I was using Samson and really liked them.  Just built a gun with the BCM KMR.  I really like this much better.

Lighter, easy install, very secure, key mod.

Until something better comes along, this is what both my match guns will sport.



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 06:34 AM

AP Customs...hard to find anything lighter I think

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:21 AM

Samson EVO 12" or 15" or MidWest Industries or UTG Super Slim Rail. I do find them to be pretty good rail. The UTG is like $120 or so, the EVO and MWI is about $185. I'm getting the Samson Evo 15" for my AR and I think they're the slickest rails out there, IMHO.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:59 AM

Samson EVO 12" or 15" or MidWest Industries or UTG Super Slim Rail. I do find them to be pretty good rail. The UTG is like $120 or so, the EVO and MWI is about $185. I'm getting the Samson Evo 15" for my AR and I think they're the slickest rails out there, IMHO.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:18 AM

Im gonna guess this is the lightest on the market.

A hair over 9 oz with barrel nut.

https://brigandarms....quad-rail-15-2/
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:43 AM

http://2a-arms.com/c...iant=4363694787
This is 9.7 oz with barrel nut and at least $100 cheaper. I've seen these they are nice!


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:47 AM

And if you use the aluminum barrel not on the mlock version it comes in at about 8.9 oz for a 15" rail with barrel nut.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:07 AM

And if you use the aluminum barrel not on the mlock version it comes in at about 8.9 oz for a 15" rail with barrel nut.


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Im gonna guess this is the lightest on the market.

A hair over 9 oz with barrel nut.

https://brigandarms....quad-rail-15-2/


Those rails must be heavy on the braided carbon fiber handguard because that thing should be way lighter then anything aluminum.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:35 AM

2A Armament's balios lite stuff is way cool, it's really a work of art how they do the lightening. They use a lot of titanium in their components also, the hand guards come with a titanium barrel nut. But the have an aluminum one that is lighter. I fondled one of their complete rifles at wanemacher last weekend it was amazing it didnt feel real. I think it comes in around 5 lbs or under with a T1. And that's with a standard carrier and h2 buffer. A low mass and jp silent would even be lighter. Cool stuff.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:58 AM

I put an ALG Defense rifle length handguard on my carbine a few months ago. It is a genius level design. Comes with a special wrench and spacers for timing and torguing simultaneously. Allows for mounting pic rails. Great pricing, and they support 3-Gun.
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:01 PM

 Stick with the Samson Evo. There are a lot of light weight tubes out there but you have to remember what you are going to do with it. it may be thrown in a dump barrel and bounce off the edges of barricades. If you are doing anything like that you are going to want a solid well built tube that wont dent up or fall apart. That is just my own two cents.. good luck 



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:05 PM

2A Armament's balios lite stuff is way cool, it's really a work of art how they do the lightening. They use a lot of titanium in their components also, the hand guards come with a titanium barrel nut. But the have an aluminum one that is lighter. I fondled one of their complete rifles at wanemacher last weekend it was amazing it didnt feel real. I think it comes in around 5 lbs or under with a T1. And that's with a standard carrier and h2 buffer. A low mass and jp silent would even be lighter. Cool stuff.


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The density of carbon fiber is roughly 1.6g/cm3, titanium is 4.5 g/cm3, and aluminum is 2.7 g/cm3.

So they must be using a significantly less amount of aluminum in that tube to get it to weigh the same as a Carbon tube. Just looking at the two it doesn't look that much less. Those tails probably do add a bunch of weight.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:16 PM

They do a significant amount of material removal i.e. The individual rail sections and every place they can. I don't know if it is at a compromise of strength. I would like to beat on one for awhile and find out, lol. I don't think it would be my first choice for a competition rifle. But it sure is cool!


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:28 AM

I cannot beleive jesse knows what thoes numbers & symbles mean.


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#35 Jesse Tischauser

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:55 AM

I cannot beleive jesse knows what thoes numbers & symbles mean.


Jesse spent 8 years in college. Sure he should have a Ph.D. But all he got was a BS in Mech Engineering.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 07:02 AM

Were you experimenting in college when you found yourself addicted to kicking ass?

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:44 PM

Hahaha

#38 Jesse Tischauser

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:47 PM

Were you experimenting in college when you found yourself addicted to kicking ass?


I did a lot of experimenting in college...

Mostly in the lab.




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