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GLOCKMASTER
09-19-2009, 06:32
In the last week I acquired a new Viking Tactics VTAC Extreme Battle rail manufactured by Troy Ind. I currently have the JP Enterprises version on an S&W M&P VTAC rifle and since I enjoy it so much, I thought I would give the new VTAC rail a try on my 10.5 LMT.

For starters I had to remove a LaRue 10" rail that was on the rifle. Two DPMS wrenches and a one PRI Barrel Nut Tool later I was able to remove the LaRue barrel nut. Once the LaRue Rail System was out of the way I was able to quickly and very easily install the new VTAC Rail without issue. The new VTAC Extreme Battle Rail comes with two 2" and one 4" rail sections. The 4" section comes with a sling attachment point milled into the section.

I really like this new rail system from Viking Tactics because it is so easy to remove for maintenance under the rail. One of the main selling points for me with the Viking Tactics rail systems is since I do not need all the rail estate that usually comes with most rail systems these days I can choose where I want place sections of rail that best suits me and my setup.

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_1679.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_1681.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_1701-1.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_1700-1.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_1696-1.jpg

Rails and sections were weighed on US Postal scales.

Weights Just ----------Rail---------Rail w/nut
VTAC-EXT-13---------11.1 oz.-------12.6 oz.
VTAC-EXT-11----------9.7 oz.-------11.2 oz.
VTAC-EXT-9----------- 8.2 oz. --------9.7 oz.
VTAC-EXT-7------------7.0 oz. --------8.5 oz.

2" rail = .8 oz. 4" rail = 1.6 oz. Nut = 1.5 oz.

GLOCKMASTER
09-19-2009, 06:32
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_1688-1.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_1990.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_2010.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_2024.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_2018.jpg

GLOCKMASTER
09-19-2009, 06:32
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_2019.jpg

thunderbat
09-19-2009, 11:06
Looks nice. Thanks for the info! Heckuva nice workshop you got there too!

ducdungt
09-19-2009, 14:43
WOW! Great stuff
Thanks

12131
09-19-2009, 16:11
Great looking stuff!:cool:

Javelin
09-19-2009, 18:21
:thumbsup:

Chuck TX
09-20-2009, 14:10
Looks good. What did you do with the LaRue?

GLOCKMASTER
09-20-2009, 17:21
Looks good. What did you do with the LaRue?

Sold it.

G32sapper
09-20-2009, 18:19
Thanks GLOCKMASTER, now I cant decide between this one or the Troy TRX battle rail...

btw you have one mean looking carbine :thumbsup:

NeverMore1701
09-20-2009, 18:37
I still like full rails on shorties and carbines, but that would be sweet on an SPR.

duncan
01-14-2010, 03:28
So glockmaster, how are you feeling about that VTAC Battlerail now?

Was it easy to install?

Can I use standard forearm tools like a GI barrel wrench or a YHM wrench to install this forearm?


I'm also assuming I can just cut down my FSB and install the 9" version. Will that slightly tuck my FSB under?

SATX man
01-30-2010, 18:53
Thanks GLOCKMASTER, now I cant decide between this one or the Troy TRX battle rail...

btw you have one mean looking carbine :thumbsup:
Same here Glockmaster is that ammo in the background in one of the pics?

madecov
01-30-2010, 18:57
I have the Troy TRX extreme version in 13"

The barrel nut is a proprietary one and Troy claims you need a special wrench. They sent me one for free (wrench)

This is the Troy version of the same rail on an 18" barrel with rifle length gas system

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a2/madecov/ARMS/DSC01365.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a2/madecov/ARMS/DSC01368.jpg

GLOCKMASTER
01-30-2010, 18:59
So glockmaster, how are you feeling about that VTAC Battlerail now?

Was it easy to install?

Can I use standard forearm tools like a GI barrel wrench or a YHM wrench to install this forearm?


I'm also assuming I can just cut down my FSB and install the 9" version. Will that slightly tuck my FSB under?

I feel so good about I had a 13" VTAC Extreme rail sent to Bravo Company to finish a 14.5" build Paul is building for me.

It is very easy to install just follow the directions and do not over tighten the two locking bolts.

You should be able to cut down the FSB and install the tube.

GLOCKMASTER
01-30-2010, 19:04
Same here Glockmaster is that ammo in the background in one of the pics?

Yes that is stack of pistol ammunition in the background.

A better view.

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/DSC_1206-4.jpg

SATX man
01-30-2010, 22:22
Yes that is stack of pistol ammunition in the background.

A better view.

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/DSC_1206-4.jpg
WOW:wow: lotta ammo, but on rails what is the difference between the Viking and Troy?

madecov
01-30-2010, 22:30
WOW:wow: lotta ammo, but on rails what is the difference between the Viking and Troy?


Viking has elongated slots for venting, Troy has round holes

I purchased the Troy because I could get it at wholesale.

HAIL CAESAR
01-30-2010, 22:44
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/SBR/DSC_2019.jpg

I hate asshats like you!!






Posting pics of things I like making me want to lighten my wallet!:wavey:

I got rid of all my AR rifles and am just down to one for everything and familiarity. It was and is a great idea....but I get itches.

GLOCKMASTER
01-31-2010, 10:28
WOW:wow: lotta ammo, but on rails what is the difference between the Viking and Troy?

That is actually smaller than usual and is just practice ammunition.

HAIL CAESAR
01-31-2010, 14:34
Were you work bud? That is a lot of ammo for most stores to stock.

Gallium
01-31-2010, 15:03
Yes that is stack of pistol ammunition in the background.

A better view.

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/STR8SHTER/DSC_1206-4.jpg

I am so sorry sir, for bringing this off topic, etc etc.


But I am saving this pic for the next time I order 4000 rounds of 9mm, and my wife tells me it's too much.

I WILL LIE :) and tell her this is what you purchased for "February, and you're already running low, on January 31st. :cool:

'Drew

GLOCKMASTER
02-01-2010, 19:31
Were you work bud? That is a lot of ammo for most stores to stock.

I work for an agency not a store and that pile of ammo is small compared what it has been in the past.