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Old 02-20-2012, 01:07 AM   #21
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They are airsoft quality and heavy. I hear they have recently started a line geared toward real firearms. I saw one of their 10" rails runs around 15-16oz. My DD 12" quad weights 15oz. I have 13" tubes that weight 10-11oz. A 15-16oz 10in rail is excessive.

That's from the old stuff made in China. They have had a new plant in Michigan for the past two years manufacturing rails. They have lessened the weight and they are much stronger than before. I had one of those heavier rails, though heavy, it was very strong, tight, and fit perfectly.

I have a new one now, way lighter, fits perfectly, looks good, made in the USA, and last weekend I beat the heck out my rifle on a hog hunt. Two days of swamp buggy rides, in and out of blinds, stands, and through the thickest stuff I've ever been in. I actually have a scrape on the side of my RDS just above the rail. Everything is still nice and tight.

There was a nice write up in Guns America magazine too.

And, one of my guns has a Magpul foregrip, one has a Troy, and the UTG on my hog gun, so I don't have loyalty to any company unless it works for me.
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What's the new line? The pro series?

http://www.leapers.com/prod_detail.php?mitem=mount&level1=&level2=&itemno =MTU003&status=&mtrack=m

19.3oz 12"? That's insane. The weight alone is enough for me to turn away.

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What's the new line? The pro series?

http://www.leapers.com/prod_detail.php?mitem=mount&level1=&level2=&itemno =MTU003&status=&mtrack=m

19.3oz 12"? That's insane. The weight alone is enough for me to turn away.
I know you love Daniel defense, but the lightest 12" rail they have comes in at 13.4 oz. while im not saying 6oz is not a significant weight savings (at quite a cost though) its hardly "INSANE" to have a 19.3 oz 12" rail
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I know you love Daniel defense, but the lightest 12" rail they have comes in at 13.4 oz. while im not saying 6oz is not a significant weight savings (at quite a cost though) its hardly "INSANE" to have a 19.3 oz 12" rail
I only have one DD rail so I wouldn't use the word love. If it was easy to obtain the weight savings and still produce the strongest rail on the market everyone could/would do it. It's not easy so there is a price to pay for top quality and engineering. Well worth it in my book. I personally like Troy's Extreme tubes teamed up w/ mounts from IWC.

I believe the UTG rail is the heaviest 12" I have come aross.
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This is the one I put on the hog gun. 8.6 oz. Does what I want it to do, and at a decent price.

http://store.a51tactical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12115

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This is the one I put on the hog gun. 8.6 oz. Does what I want it to do, and at a decent price.

http://store.a51tactical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12115
That's a pretty slick rail there Car54, I hadn't ever seen that one. The weight at 8.6 oz's is really good and at $60 I don't know how you can go wrong. I like that's it's USA made and also the option for locating the rails in different locations along the side.

BTW, the Daniel Defense model mentioned above is $300-$350 at most places I looked. You're talking about a completely different animal there and I'm not sure why anyone needs a $350 rail. I guess it makes you more special if your AR costs over $3,000.
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