Rail cover question

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    Rail cover question

    I've finally gotten my carbine where I want her, as far as where all her accessories are located.

    Now I need rail covers. (Vanessa has a LaRue forend)

    What kind and where to buy, since my first thought is DUUUUUUH - order ladder rail covers!

    Reason I ask is, some are hard as rock and feel like they'd require a hydraulic press to install.... where others are soft and rubbery and easier to install/remove.

    I need some of the softies.....where can I get 'em???

    :) Thanks in advance!
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    I know Botach Tactical isn't the most popular company in the gun world, but I've been using these for several years and I like them:

    Falcon Low Profile Rail Covers

    They're the cheapest I've been able to find anywhere for ladder covers, especially in 18-slot length. The quality is fine - they're soft molded plastic, kinda hard to screw up. And at $5 each, I don't mind buying some extras so I can cut them up and try different configurations.

    For installation, I've found that if you work them back and forth in your hands a few times, it really helps them to snap on easier. Or if all else fails, you could use a hair dryer on them to soften them up. I've never had to resort to such tactics though.
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    DPMS has rubbery ladder covers. If u decide to go with panels, Daniel Defense has some comfy ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Great View Post
    I know Botach Tactical isn't the most popular company in the gun world
    There are reasons for that beyond customer service complaints. They are thieves.

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    I've got the 2" ones on my AR. I like these because I can just pop one off wherever I need to use the rail.

    They may even be hard rubber. They came on my rifle, so I'm not sure where to buy them.
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