Free Float rail info

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by BigBizz87, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. BigBizz87

    BigBizz87 New Member

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    Need some help finding a really low weight free float rail 9in-12in at a reasonable price (less then $250) and a good low pro gas block to go with it any help would be appreciated greatly
     
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  4. BigBizz87

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    Nice rail think I like the look of the Samson a little more but not sure I'm very inexperienced with freefloat handguards. But I do know I want a 10-15 in rail for a longer sight radius.

    Now I can get a Samson evo 11in for $158.49 or 12.37in for $179.49 is the extra 1.37 in worth the price jump???
     
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  5. Dahamp2003

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    Longer rails are always better IMO. You would rather have it and not need it. You cant add more rail. If you ever go C grip or use an AFG later on youll want more rail. Also with tac lights most people want them as far out as possible to reduce the shafow effect it puts on the gun. Shorter rail means farther back. I run an AFG with a C grip and a tac light. If I didnt have a longer rail, the back end of the light would push my AFG back so far it would change my grip. (As far as being able to grip it and activate the light in front of it. Its a few extra bucks. Get it
     
  6. Dahamp2003

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    Buy once cry once haha
     
  7. BigBizz87

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    Good point!! but I'm only puting a VFG on it and an iron sight on top nothing else I really need on it think ill get the 11in

    Ill save the extra $ and get some ammo for some range fun I think, unless there's any serious benifit other then add ons for the extra 1.37in?
     
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    I wouod think about grip options. An inch and a half can mean fully extended arm thumb over bore or not. IF you want that. You may one day though. Never thought I would, but here I am.
     
  9. hoovco

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    The Fortis Rev is nice and light.
     
  10. BigBizz87

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    Ordering the 11in Samson Evolution I believe, use the spare money I save to put towards my spare bolt which Ill also order at the same time :)
     
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  11. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    All of the ones people mentioned are nice. You can also check out Diamomd Head, they make my favorite. I've built 16 AR's and this rail is my favorite. It is light, has finger groves underneath, you can add additional panels, triangular shaped, it feels natural , and it looks different from the rest.
     

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  12. BigBizz87

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    That rail is sweet if only I could justify putting that much money on a $400 AR

    bought it from a buddy paid $200 cash and traded him some work for the other $200 can't beat that!!
     
  13. EW1066

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    15" rail on a 16 inch barrel is no problem. It actually looks great and it gives you the longest sight radius you can get on a carbine.

    E-DUB
     

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    That looks great what kind of rail is that in the pics?? Is it a Samson it looks like it.
     
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  15. 1911love

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    What caliber is that, 7.62x39? That mag looks like an AK mag. Nice rail too. What does one run? Also, is that the same manufacturer who makes the BUIS?
     
  16. EW1066

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    Yes, that is a Samson rail. The 15" Evolution to be exact. It's a very nice rail. I'm certain you will like yours when when you get it.

    E-DUB
     
  17. BigBizz87

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    The longer rail is better? I'm quite new to free float was looking at the 11 in due to price.

    Currently have cheap but rugged UTG quad rail its just to damn heavy need something light I can put front sight on and vfg im keeping it simple
     
  18. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    It's 7.62x39, I built her from scratch. The mags are AR upper mags welded to AK lower mags with AK spring and follower. It has no feeding problems at all. The rail cost me $169, it's a 10 1/2" rail. The sights are the Diamond Head sights. Those are a bit pricey, any where from $199-269
     
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    It's only $169 , that cheaper than most, and in my opinion better. Also the proprietary barrel nut is awesome, you don't have to time the gas tube at all, it goes over the nut.