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Old 01-25-2013, 05:56 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by locutus View Post
Personally, I prefer OEM. The quad makes it too tempting for lotsa folks to hang totally useless "tacti-kewl" junk on the rifle.
Same here for me, I like OEM and MOE handguards. Rails are expensive, heavy and encourage folks to add even more weight to the rifle.

ArmaLite calls their drop in quad rail the ALOSTYR rail. It stands for "add lots of stuff to your rifle"!

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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Mine has the Magpul with a rail on the bottom for a grip pod. Thats all I need on my carbine.

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Old 02-01-2013, 01:59 AM   #13
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I've been happy with the Colt OEM plastic handguards since 92',however I also like the round aluminum free floating one piece handguard tube that came OEM on my DPMS LR308AP4 Carbine.

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I prefer a rail system. I've always liked the long FF rail on a shorter barrel setup. Reason being, I like to stretch my arm out as far as I can comfortably and I'm not a fan of having much bend in my elbow when standing. I'm running a rifle length guard on a 14.5" barrel, a 15" rail on 2 18" builds and a 13.8 inch on my 24" AR10. I prefer my bipod to be as far away from me as possible on an AR.

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quad rail ... it allows for more adaptability/flexibility


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