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Old 11-18-2012, 00:27   #21
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Something to bear in mind - last I checked, Troy posted the weights of JUST the rail, whereas Daniel Defense includes the weight of the barrel nut and all mounting hardware.
The alpha uses standard barrel nut, no additional hardware. I like the alpha a lot more than the 12.0 fsp omega I was deciding between. Luckily a buddy had the DD for comparison


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Old 11-18-2012, 00:52   #22
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The alpha uses standard barrel nut, no additional hardware. I like the alpha a lot more than the 12.0 fsp omega I was deciding between. Luckily a buddy had the DD for comparison


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Understood, but when one company weighs their rail WITH a barrel nut, and the other does not, it's not fair to do a direct weight comparison.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:58   #23
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With the tax and shipping your talking over $300 for the rail..WOW that is insane.


Nope,.......quality products, made from quality materials cost money!
Go buy a $49 UTG rail & see how that holds up.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:00   #24
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Cost vs useability vs weight........the MOE is the best choice.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:59   #25
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One thing we never asked about is shooting preference. OP, where do you place your support hand? If youre placing it further out toward the muzzle the longer the rail/tube the better.

Like FFA said the MOE is a great value.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:21   #26
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come on... pics already
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Old 11-18-2012, 18:22   #27
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One thing we never asked about is shooting preference. OP, where do you place your support hand? If youre placing it further out toward the muzzle the longer the rail/tube the better.

Like FFA said the MOE is a great value.
That's the only reason I switched. I liked the moe a lot, but on my carbine length I felt very cramped. The 13" alpha lets me get out much further and it is much more comfortable.


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Old 11-18-2012, 23:53   #28
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Id go with the MOE
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:06   #29
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I like the JP Handrails.

http://www.jprifles.com/1.4.4_hg.php
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:39   #30
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I vote for the MOE. If money is not a issue I'd go with something from Daniel Defense.
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Old 11-20-2012, 18:17   #31
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I like the JP Handrails.

http://www.jprifles.com/1.4.4_hg.php
Yep those are sweet. The alpha is very similar. As far as DD it just comes down to if you like the standard quad rail or the more tubular alpha type rail. I didn't have a need for all the extra rail space on the DD and the alpha is about half the price


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Old 11-20-2012, 23:23   #32
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So I ended up going with OEM round handguards for now...kind of boring, but I'm going to upgrade as I need to, and try to have my skills match the quality of my rifle.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:39   #33
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Nope,.......quality products, made from quality materials cost money!
Go buy a $49 UTG rail & see how that holds up.
As a matter of fact I have one on and it has held up fine during run and gun sessions. I also use a carbine length Magpul and that works good as well.
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As a matter of fact I have one on and it has held up fine during run and gun sessions. I also use a carbine length Magpul and that works good as well.
"Fact" "held up" "fine" "run" "gun" "good" are all subjective, as in they vary from person to person.
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