AR 15 Quad Rail Options

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    AR 15 Quad Rail Options

    Im looking to upgrade my AR w/ a Quad Rail and im looking for some options. i have a rock river CAR length. ive seen them priced from anywhere from $75-$400. i would really like to keep the price under the $150-$200 range if at all possible and if i can get a quality rail for that price.
    are there any brands that you would suggest?
    any brands that you would say absolutely stay away from?
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    What length are you looking for?
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    the rock river CAR length

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    Look at Daniel Defense Omega Rail-available in multiple lengths. I find it a bit narrower than others and fits my hand better. Also, DD is top qulaity stuff. The Omega rail is not a free float so it does not require gunsmithing, but acts like a free float.
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    Do you want a free float rail or not? What are you going to be using the rails for? What kind of attachments do you want to add?

    I have Midwest Industries on my AR, for my purposes, they work just fine.

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    Look at Daniel Defense Omega Rail-available in multiple lengths. I find it a bit narrower than others and fits my hand better. Also, DD is top quality stuff. The Omega rail is not a free float so it does not require gunsmithing, but acts like a free float.
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    YHM makes the least exspensive, good rails...

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0...=yhm_HANDGUARD

    i just got this for a new build...
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=2...LOAT_HANDGUARD


    like it alot...

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    I second YHM. I have a YHM diamond-pattern free-float on my main AR, and I could not be happier with it. They're well-made, solid, and reasonably priced. What more could you ask for?

    If you go with YHM, I would also recommend picking up one of their forearm end caps. Probably not crucial, but I think it looks nice, and it closes out the free-float tube nicely.
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    The Ultra lightweight Samson Evolution modular rail system seems to be the way to go.





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    I like how the rails on the Samson's are rounded off. Looks like it would be a little easier on the hands.
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    thinking about free float with it. I so would lik to get a style that the top rail coms all the way back to the flat top on the upper & creates a constent flow almost like 1 really long rail. the only 1 I've seen w/ this are the more expensive 1s though

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    Troy TRX is working good on my rifle...or go with the Viking Tactics by Troy both have a full top rail attached.

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    ended up going w/ the DD Omega and couldnt be happier, just took it out today and shot it for the first time since in put it on and it worked out really nice. thanks for all the input

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    Check out cheaper than dirt, they have a good selection and good prices. I just ordered some stuff from them for my DPMS - AR15.

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