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Old 03-28-2012, 03:41 PM   #101
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Mj has a good point. MOEs aren't the lightest. But they are modular so putting on a sling mount, and light mount is a breeze.

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I figure for 30 bucks, if I don't like it, it would be a lot easier to change out for what I plan on getting (YHM Diamond) down the road. But, as previously stated, I don't want mamma to neuter me for dropping too much at this point.

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Except you'll have to holes in the bottom of your barrel which will be exposed unless you go w/ a 15" rail.

YHM? why?

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Except you'll have to holes in the bottom of your barrel which will be exposed unless you go w/ a 15" rail.

YHM? why?
I like the idea of a 15". With my wingspan, the longer the better. The YHM seems to be getting solid reviews, isn't nearly as insane as similar products prices from bigger names.
Obviously, nothing is written in stone at this point and time, and, as usual, I am open to suggestions.
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You'll find someone willing to give anything a good review.

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You'll find someone willing to give anything a good review.
I'm old enough, and you guys have made me become VERY aware of the 'It's gots a trigger and goes bang so it's all good' crowd.
I don't read reviews on any one site alone, but if you have an opinion, you should definitely air it. You and Tikki are both held in high regard, and when you two say something, I tend to pay attention.
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Okay, that sounded bad. Let me rephrase. I'd appreciate your opinion on what you'd recommend on it. I'll start with the MOE, but want an upgrade, obviously.

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YHM makes great middle of the line products. From the stuff that I have handled its well built, but not particularly the lightest.

Example the 15" YHM diamond is 19.8 oz, the Samson Evolution 15" is 13.4 oz. That's approximately a 47% heavier. The YHM is approx $180, the Evo $190.

I couldn't find the weight of the 15" Troy TRX but the Samson evo 12.37" is 11 oz and the Troy 13" is 11 oz, so I'd guess the Troy 15" would be approximately 13 oz or bit less. It goes for about $190 too.

I'm not sure how the Troy or YHM mount, but the Samson doesn't require any special proprietary barrel nuts, which makes installation easier.

These are probably the main reason why I wouldn't consider the YHM. Plus I have a Samson RA 12" on my 16" RUC and its very very nice. I wish Samson would make a 15" in the RA styel....

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YHM makes great middle of the line products. From the stuff that I have handled its well built, but not particularly the lightest.

Example the 15" YHM diamond is 19.8 oz, the Samson Evolution 15" is 13.4 oz. That's approximately a 47% heavier. The YHM is approx $180, the Evo $190.

I couldn't find the weight of the 15" Troy TRX but the Samson evo 12.37" is 11 oz and the Troy 13" is 11 oz, so I'd guess the Troy 15" would be approximately 13 oz or bit less. It goes for about $190 too.

I'm not sure how the Troy or YHM mount, but the Samson doesn't require any special proprietary barrel nuts, which makes installation easier.

These are probably the main reason why I wouldn't consider the YHM. Plus I have a Samson RA 12" on my 16" RUC and its very very nice. I wish Samson would make a 15" in the RA styel....
Ah! I plead guilty to not checking the weight, and I've discovered you can ounce yourself into carrying a small car in this project.
I also wasn't aware of the proprietary barrel nut issue. I'll check out Samson then.
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Ah! I plead guilty to not checking the weight, and I've discovered you can ounce yourself into carrying a small car in this project.
I also wasn't aware of the proprietary barrel nut issue. I'll check out Samson then.
DING DING DING

I can vouch as well as most of the guys at the range for the Samson Evo.
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