quad rail help

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by rob1990, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    My friend has a dpms oracle he's looking to put a quad rail on it and sees a lot of options online. Are they all interchangable or are they different?
     
  2. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Some have proprietary barrel nuts. What type of fore end does he have on there now?
     

  3. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Its completely stock hasent even shot it or put a site on it. So whatever dpms oracles have? Sorry i have no idea when it comes to ar's and I'm trying to help him as much as possible
     
  4. TheSadPanda

    TheSadPanda New Member

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    I put a Midwest Industries 2-piece on my first AR so that i didnt have to remove the front sight post. It fit on very well and had absolutely no budge to it. The only think that requires tools is you have to cut off the d ring. That can be done with a dremel. Plus its cheaper than most options out there.
     
  5. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    So does anyone have any experiance with this rifle as to what kind it takes? He dosent want to order the wrong one.
     
  6. TheSadPanda

    TheSadPanda New Member

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    It should have a standard d ring and castle nut set up. If he has those ribbed plastic handguards on there currently then he has the set up i just described. If he wants a free float handguards, he will most likely have to change out the castle nut with one they provide. That also means if he doesn't have a low profile gas block that will have to be removed as well.

    Whatever handguard you buy will come with any new things you need to change out, but it can be a lot of work.
     
  7. BigBizz87

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    I own said rifle I have a cheap UTG drop in quad rail only tool needed was Allen wrench no cutting required but I will say it works well tight fit no wiggle but it is a heavy quad rail I will be changing it soon to a free float Rainier evolution rail.

    My .02¢
     
  8. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    I have an Oracle, and installed a UTG SSSR(Symmetrical Split Slim Rail) Model 4/15 Quad Rail. This is a USA made Quad Rail Hand Guard, not Chinese. Holds tight with no signs of loosening up over 1yr of usage. Costs around $60. No modifications to Rifle needed to install---other than removal of original Hand Guard.
    What I also like about this Quad Rail, is that the Top Rail is on the same plane as the Rail of the Upper Receiver's Rail of the Oracle.
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