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 10" Rail - Troy Industries vs. Midwest Industries.
BaileyMoto  [Member]
7/9/2008 8:41:16 PM
They look pretty similar. Both have the monolithic design look. Do you know of any specific differences, such as weight? Troy doesnt list much. Both are about the same price, I think the Midwest rail is maybe $20 cheaper. Any thoughtst?

Midwest




Troy




The Troy designed MRF provides an uninterrupted rail extension and hand guard in perfect alignment with the host weapons’ flat top receiver.
The Troy Patented locking system reinforces the factory installed barrel with a robust clamp and four anti-rotation alignment lugs.
It is the strongest user installed free floating rail system in the world today. All MRF rail systems are constructed from hardened aircraft aluminum
and finished in MIL-STD- Type III Hard Coat Anodize Flat Black or USSOCOM Flat Dark Earth.
Troy MRF’s are available for all M16/M4 weapon systems equipped with the original factory barrel nut. The Troy MRF replaces the factory delta ring.
Installation does not require removal of the front sight or barrel.
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rippersde50  [Team Member]
7/9/2008 9:54:08 PM
I have an MI mid-length FF rail and I like it a lot. It's rock solid and has a nice finish.

From my bit of research the NON FF Troy rails WITH rail covers are about the same width as the FF MI rails without. I'm not sure of the width of the Troy FF rail but it may be the same as their NON FF rail.

My next rail rail purchase will be a Troy's non FF carbine rail.
BaileyMoto  [Member]
7/10/2008 2:48:13 AM
So basically youre saying that you'd go with either one? :)
rippersde50  [Team Member]
7/10/2008 3:05:25 PM
They are both similar, though the Troy has anti rotational fingers that fit over the upper and lower to keep any torque from being transferred to the barrel nut. That's probably more like cheap insurance, cause' I bet you would break or bend the rail or for grip before you loosened the barrel nut(assuming it's installed correctly).

To tell you the truth it took me two weeks to decide on my first easy install FF rail. I chose the MI only because of the price difference and it was available at the time form the company I bought it from with free shipping included. Man, if they had the mid-length Omega rail available at the same time, it would have taken me a month to decide.

So, I like MI rails and I would be more than happy to try a Troy rail. I'm sure I would like it too.

Jek11688  [Member]
7/10/2008 4:59:31 PM
I have a troy rail on my 6.8 and a buddy has a MI.. He is now switching to a troy rail..

1. the MI has quite a few more hex nuts that seem to be unneeded in the ff design.. it has like 8 while the troy only has 4..

2. the troy can be taken all the way off in about 2 min and back on again in the same time while the MI is a little harder.. the longest part about the troy is unsrewing the hex nuts..

3. If you have small hand the Troy is perfect.. Its the narrowest rail you can buy.. its really skinny and if you ever plan on holding it,, it feels like a dream in your hand..

4. I dont know about MI but the bottom section on the Troy can come off so you can attach M203 or the like while still having a free float that has all the strengh..

Great product for the money.. Only would say DD and LaRue are better quality but u gotta pay for the name too.
rippersde50  [Team Member]
7/10/2008 5:16:35 PM

Originally Posted By Jek11688:
I have a troy rail on my 6.8 and a buddy has a MI.. He is now switching to a troy rail..

1. the MI has quite a few more hex nuts that seem to be unneeded in the ff design.. it has like 8 while the troy only has 4..

2. the troy can be taken all the way off in about 2 min and back on again in the same time while the MI is a little harder.. the longest part about the troy is unsrewing the hex nuts..

3. If you have small hand the Troy is perfect.. Its the narrowest rail you can buy.. its really skinny and if you ever plan on holding it,, it feels like a dream in your hand..

4. I dont know about MI but the bottom section on the Troy can come off so you can attach M203 or the like while still having a free float that has all the strengh..

Great product for the money.. Only would say DD and LaRue are better quality but u gotta pay for the name too.


Can you do me a favor and measure the Troy FF rail you have from side to side? I wanted to get a measurement in order to compare it to the MI FF rail I have. I may be switching too.

Thanks

The rail does come off the bottom of the MI rail but you have to remove three diferent screws to do it.
Jek11688  [Member]
7/11/2008 1:03:29 AM
The rail is about 2 1/8 wide

With magpul rail covers about 2 1/4
BaileyMoto  [Member]
7/11/2008 1:52:39 AM
Good info guys, thanks.
RRA15  [Member]
7/11/2008 10:15:15 AM
Call or email PKFirearms. They have a ref. book with all the weights of add on's ie.. barrels, handguards, gas blocks.
Very helpful in making a decision.
RRA15
rippersde50  [Team Member]
7/11/2008 4:33:24 PM

Originally Posted By Jek11688:
The rail is about 2 1/8 wide

With magpul rail covers about 2 1/4


Sweet, thanks!

The MI FF rail is about 2 7/16 inches wide WITH OUT rail covers.

The Tory drop in and FF rails are very close to the same width.

ybtran  [Member]
7/15/2008 12:19:12 AM
I have a troy ff 10" the same one that is used in production with s&w mp15t model..the finish is much nicer then the mi rail..the mi rail is a little darker black then the troy rail. I would spend the extra money on the troy rail ....and not second doubt it. But thats just me. There is someone on the ee that has a mi rail on an hk416 clone for sale..think they go by m4envy or something like that.
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