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Old 02-01-2012, 18:33   #1
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My first AR....need help with quad rail choices

I just purchased a Bushmaster XR15 ORC in 5.56, Ive already got a set of Magpul MBUS flip up sights on the way, I need to know what size rail I need for the optimum use of said sights, the 6.5 inch rails seem like they would be too short for comfort. any info? please no bushmaster beating
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Old 02-01-2012, 18:41   #2
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13 inch rail will give you the longest sight radius..

I have this on my 16 inch blackout.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/244...sting-_-244692


Very light very easy to install , continuous top rail, and three other sections to place you items where you want extremely light rigid and tough...They can also be found cheaper if you look.
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Old 02-01-2012, 19:35   #3
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How will the 6.5 inch rail with those pop up sights do?
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Old 02-01-2012, 21:24   #4
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I just found the UTG MTU015 and its exactly what I was looking for. 10 inches long

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:40   #5
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UTG= Airsoft.

Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:26   #6
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UTG= Airsoft.

Don't say I didn't warn you.
Yep. Buy once, cry once.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:24   #7
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Most UTG=Airsoft. They actually just came out with a new pro line that has gotten awesome reviews over at AR15.com. A guy at my range has one on his PSA and it seems pretty solid. I'm not putting my name behind it; just providing some options.

I like YHM and Midwest Industries rails. Low cost and great values. For your rifle I'd throw at least a 12'' model on there.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:46   #8
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is there anything wrong with the original FSB? most people prefer it to aftermarket flip sights.

and if you buy UTG, dont say we didnt tell you so.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:05   #9
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Nah, Im fine with it. Its part of that pro line so. Im good on not spending 300 dollars on a rail system
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:16   #10
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Nah, Im fine with it. Its part of that pro line so. Im good on not spending 300 dollars on a rail system
There are plenty of rail systems that are far less than $300, and far better quality than UTG.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:18   #11
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I believe the Midwest Industries Gen 2 Free Float is the best bang for the buck. Extremely easy to install. Side by side, it was as light as the Troy MRF.

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:29   #12
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Getting rave reviews on Arfcom is not necessarily a good thing, as it's about like getting the opinion of 15 Italian widows in a village on nuclear physics.
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Getting rave reviews on Arfcom is not necessarily a good thing, as it's about like getting the opinion of 15 Italian widows in a village on nuclear physics.
Fair enough but I was just passing along some info. I've also seen quite a few pics of them installed and they look light years better than the old UTG free float rails used to FWIW.
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Getting rave reviews on Arfcom is not necessarily a good thing, as it's about like getting the opinion of 15 Italian widows in a village on nuclear physics.
There are online forums where I can trust what people say about ARs. Arfcom is not one of them. Neither is this one, honestly.

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How's the weight on this new line of UTG rails? Aren't MI and YHM rails known for their excess weight?
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How's the weight on this new line of UTG rails? Aren't MI and YHM rails known for their excess weight?
That may have been the case at one time, but I held the Troy and the MI and any weight difference was negligible. The new Gen 2 MI is supposed to be 15% lighter than previous models. The one below is 9.0 ounces and according to BMC the DD Omega is 9.6 ounces. I'm happy with mine.

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Old 02-02-2012, 14:52   #17
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That may have been the case at one time, but I held the Troy and the MI and any weight difference was negligible. The new Gen 2 MI is supposed to be 15% lighter than previous models. The one below is 9.0 ounces and according to BMC the DD Omega is 9.6 ounces. I'm happy with mine.
There's weight variance even w/i a manufacturer. Troys MRF rails are heavy but their TRX EXT tubes are some of the lightest on the market.

When talking OZs is it really safe to make comparisons on how it felt in the hand? My DD RIS II feels as light as my Troy TRX EXT when holding one in each hand.

It's cool how manufacturers are making things lighter.

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Old 02-02-2012, 18:15   #19
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The UTG is 17.5 ounces. Yeah its a little heavy bit I like it.
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The UTG is 17.5 ounces. Yeah its a little heavy bit I like it.
A 17.5 oz 10" rail!?
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