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    AR - Rails ?

    I'm thinking of buying a spikes tactical ar-15. I think my cost just went up ~$250, but am not sure. I want to add a red-dot, a magnifier and possibly a vertical grip with a bi-pod. The extra cost comes in as I think I also need to add rails in-order to mount my extras. Am I correct? Can the red-dot and magnifier be added without rails?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Most optics like you described should fit on your flat top receiver without any problem. The only thing is, if you have a red dot sight and a magnifier, then you won't have room for any back-up sight. I would think that is a lot on top of your rifle to have all three.
    I just have an EOTech and a back-up on mine, but I have a Knights RAS on it.

    P.S. The Spike's is great rifle for the money! Like to own one myself.
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    Thanks for the information. I'll skip the grip for now. Hopefully I'll place the order later in the week.

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    Here's a grip pod you might be interested in. I got one for my Colt AR.

    Grip Pod Automatic Tactical BiPod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Here's a grip pod you might be interested in. I got one for my Colt AR.

    Grip Pod Automatic Tactical BiPod

    Thanks. I'll keep the link for when I finally get rails.

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    BattleRails :: Troy Industries Store

    I ordered the 9" drop-in rail from Troy. It was as easy as pie to replace the standard handguard following the directions that came with the rail. The result seems very solid and secure.


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    I put a Daniel Defense Omega rail on my AR, a drop in replacement that is very secure.

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    Another rail system/s you could look at are the UTG's, they are actually quite well made. UTG rails
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    This mine with Knights rail, you can get them at a fair price used like I did.

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    I have a Troy 7" drop in rail and it's been great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Bunny View Post
    Most optics like you described should fit on your flat top receiver without any problem. The only thing is, if you have a red dot sight and a magnifier, then you won't have room for any back-up sight. I would think that is a lot on top of your rifle to have all three.
    I just have an EOTech and a back-up on mine, but I have a Knights RAS on it.

    P.S. The Spike's is great rifle for the money! Like to own one myself.
    Just placed my order for the rifle. Making it NJ compliant added about $100 to the cost. I hope I get to shoot it before my wife uses it, to shoot me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    Just placed my order for the rifle. Making it NJ compliant added about $100 to the cost. I hope I get to shoot it before my wife uses it, to shoot me.
    Never owned a Spikes, but I would if I had the money, don't think you will be sorry! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Another rail system/s you could look at are the UTG's, they are actually quite well made. UTG rails
    I picked up one of thier rails not long ago. Carbine length, weighs 11ounces, and holds my VFG and Harris bipod nice and tight. I was thinking it might be a little on the soft side....but the metal is good, finish is durable and holds tight with no marks of me biting down onto the rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogbones View Post
    I picked up one of thier rails not long ago. Carbine length, weighs 11ounces, and holds my VFG and Harris bipod nice and tight. I was thinking it might be a little on the soft side....but the metal is good, finish is durable and holds tight with no marks of me biting down onto the rails.
    I had a friend tell me about their sights and rails, and I thought I tried one until I had the money together for a "big name" maker. I'm not looking any further, unless the cheapie gives up the ghost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Bunny View Post
    Most optics like you described should fit on your flat top receiver without any problem. The only thing is, if you have a red dot sight and a magnifier, then you won't have room for any back-up sight. I would think that is a lot on top of your rifle to have all three.
    I just have an EOTech and a back-up on mine, but I have a Knights RAS on it.

    P.S. The Spike's is great rifle for the money! Like to own one myself.
    Depends on the setup, but this is not true in many cases.

    Here is an excellent article that has some pictures of aimpoints with a 3x mag and troy buis.

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