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Old 07-29-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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I was at the gun shop the other day and i was looking at some mounting options and came across one of those "MARS" rails for a remington 700, pretty trick bit of gear but priced at over $1000 AUD, i thought it was a bit too pricey. Anyone here got one? do you think there worth the money? by no means am i going to get one any time soon though

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We got one of those in the shop recently, if it's the same one I am thinking you were looking at. It's a free floated rail that runs out about 12 to 14 inches from the action, with a groove cut down the middle of the 1913 rail for the UNS ( Universal Night Site ) to be able to be snapped on in a minutes notice in conjunction with your regular scope. There are ( 2 ) 4 inch 1913 rails, one on each side, that can be moved the lentgh of the rail with a couple of screws for the mounting of flashlights, lasers, whatever.

It's a pretty trick piece of kit, because it mounts up and still allows the barrel to be free floated. It's priced at $450USD Dealer priced though - so unless you have more money then sense, I can't envision an application in civilian life that would make it worthwhile.

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Ummm, why would one need rails on a bolt gun? Does a 700 need a flashlight or laser pointer or even a PEQ2/PAQ4 for that matter?

If you're shooting your 700 within the ranges that those thing are useful, maybe you bought the wrong rifle.

I dunno', I'm just sayin'...

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The rail designs primary application will be the new Remington action that has been submitted for the Military .338 Lapua Sniper Program.

Don't forget that the Marine's do take their 700 actioned .308's out to 1,000 - with the use of the UNS, and with an infrared light source that the enemy can't see, the new UNS system allows darkness to become broad daylight. With them being attached to the same unit, the Sniper has control over where he is looking and what he can see without waiting for his spotter to redirect.

It's a slick set up, but I really don't see a real world, non military application for it.

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Thanks for the info Dillinger. I didnt have any intent on buying one of these things, i just seen it and thought wow look at the price, "whats it do" kind of thing. Sounds like the altimate night fighters gadget

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Yeah, you know, it's a slick set up that is looking for a nitche market to fill.


RUMOR HAS IT: There is a new kind of Digital Night Site System that does not incorporate the very expensive Starlight Tube System. If that comes to be a very real product, then the overall price of night vision devices comes WAY down and then a market suddenly appears.

So, it's a neat product, but there isn't much of a market for a product of this expense at this time...

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The rail designs primary application will be the new Remington action that has been submitted for the Military .338 Lapua Sniper Program.

Don't forget that the Marine's do take their 700 actioned .308's out to 1,000 - with the use of the UNS, and with an infrared light source that the enemy can't see, the new UNS system allows darkness to become broad daylight. With them being attached to the same unit, the Sniper has control over where he is looking and what he can see without waiting for his spotter to redirect.

It's a slick set up, but I really don't see a real world, non military application for it.

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If they could come up with coolers and lunch boxes that mounted with STANAG rails, then I might buy one.

I just don't see a civilian use for it. High end varmint lights don't even mount with STANAG mounts.
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