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cochraneap
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Posted: 7/28/2012 12:02:17 PM EST
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GearScout says these are already shipping...but no info whatsoever on Diamondhead's own website.

I'm digging the look, but would love to find out price and weight on these?

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Posted: 7/28/2012 12:45:31 PM EST
Interesting.

TAG for more info.


They look like they'd feel pretty good in the hands.
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Posted: 7/28/2012 2:31:36 PM EST
I like.
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Posted: 7/28/2012 6:12:01 PM EST
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Tagged as well.

I'm in the market for a light weight solution. It'll be interesting to see how this stacks up to some of the other options.

ETA: Well, google-fu pulls up some more info. Still not finding weight specifics noted.

There's some hi-res close-up's on Defense Review form SHOT 2012

Link to DefenseReview.com Diamondhead overview
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Posted: 7/28/2012 7:52:52 PM EST
Saw this yesterday... sent an email out to diamondhead with no reply as of yet on price and weight specifics.
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Posted: 7/29/2012 9:43:45 AM EST
TAGGED! I like it also.

I would like to see a view of the underside.

BTW:
I consider the abundance of handguard choices available for the AR to cause the most anguish in building one..
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Posted: 8/8/2012 10:17:42 AM EST
I'M SOLD!!

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Posted: 8/8/2012 10:32:42 AM EST
Nothing about the weight on the website, but:

V-RS™ T 10.25" Free-Floating Handguard
Our Price: $169.00
Stock Status::
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 2211

V-RS™ T 13.5" Free-Floating Handguard
Our Price: $189.00
Stock Status::
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 2231
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Posted: 8/8/2012 11:09:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
Nothing about the weight on the website, but:

V-RS™ T 10.25" Free-Floating Handguard
Our Price: $169.00
Stock Status::
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 2211

V-RS™ T 13.5" Free-Floating Handguard
Our Price: $189.00
Stock Status::
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 2231


Thanks for that info. I am not worried so much about weight, if it's a bit heavier than expected, I'll get use to it.

I love the idea of the anti rotation tabs on either side of the upper receiver better than the anti-rotation ring and set screw.

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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:45:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
Nothing about the weight on the website, but:

V-RS™ T 10.25" Free-Floating Handguard
Our Price: $169.00
Stock Status::
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 2211

V-RS™ T 13.5" Free-Floating Handguard
Our Price: $189.00
Stock Status::
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 2231


I'm liking those prices.


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Posted: 8/8/2012 2:13:18 PM EST
now if they would start making fixed diamonhead fsb id be set anybody know of a manufactuer that makes similiar sights ( besides the troys)
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Posted: 8/15/2012 11:49:29 AM EST
Wooooooo! Got me the 10.25" V-RS T ordered!!!! I'll post pics once I ger it installed, if anyone would like to see it. :)
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Posted: 8/16/2012 7:45:24 AM EST
Received a reply to my email about weight and width of the V-RS-T 13.5" handguard.

Weight is 14 oz and width is 1.99 inches.

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Posted: 8/17/2012 9:59:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Atticaz:
Wooooooo! Got me the 10.25" V-RS T ordered!!!! I'll post pics once I ger it installed, if anyone would like to see it. :)


Definitely would like to see it. what are you putting it on? Barrel length?

I am thinking of throwing that one on my 16" 22lr, but the 22lr barrel is recessed so the actual length exposed is 14.5

thinking this could work to turn that into a dissy style.
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Posted: 8/17/2012 9:30:48 PM EST
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First off. Diamondhead's proprietary barrel nut is KING!! The way it installs is genius. It is an actual nut, requiring a large wrench. No AR tools. The two hex head screws run through the handguard and into the two grooves that are around the barrel nut, locking it on, with not only a rail system fashion, but with the pressure of the screws clamping the hanguard to the barrel nut. Also, no need to fiddle with torque specs as you do not have to line anything up for the gas tube.

Like I said.........."Genius"





I do not have it fully installed yet, because I need a wrench large enough and have to figure out how to get a torque reading on it. Next stop, Home Depot.

Here's a view of the underside, as requested. There is room for rails all down the underside, minus the rear 3 inches or so.



Side view w/ foregrip installed:


I am definitely not a fan of how the side rails seem to look out of place. I do love how sleek this thing looks and I wanna keep it that way. So, I will probably run my light with all under rails.

Side view:


Top angle view


Bottom view:


I just used my iPhone for these. More pics to come, with a better camera, once she's all together.
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Posted: 8/17/2012 10:27:08 PM EST
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No dice on the good camera. But...............POW! This oughta hold you over.

I moved the grip forward more. It's great in this position. I can grip by the mag well, hold it on the handguard or the forgrip. PERFECTION!



I'll will still get better pics.
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Posted: 8/18/2012 12:25:41 AM EST
that is so damn badass! i'm even more convinced that diamondhead is the way to go. i really like this handguard but i'm actually stuck between this one and the VR-S "X" version. the main reason i am considering the X over the T is because the rail additions will probably look better on the sides than on the T, and also might be a bit lighter. so i am torn between the 2. Hopefully I can make a decision. only thing i got left to question is the gas block, cause i'm actually in the process of building my upper, my lower is complete so starting my upper, dont have the barrel or the gas block yet, so does this barrel come with a low profile gas block or do i need to order one elsewhere? if so, where can i order it?
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Posted: 8/18/2012 1:29:25 AM EST
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You have to order your own. I got mine for $20 or so at surplusammo.

FYI. You will need to buy a crowsfoot wrench to get proper torque specs. It the only way I found. I still need to get one to make sure all is where it should be, before taking her out to the range.
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Posted: 8/18/2012 10:30:31 AM EST
Atticaz thank you for those photos. That handguard is a winner!
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Posted: 8/18/2012 3:21:57 PM EST
Anytime. I love learning, trying new products and sharing/helping out.
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Posted: 8/19/2012 4:20:54 PM EST
How long is that barrel? Is that a 14.5"?!? I'm trying to decide on whether I get the 13.5 or the 10.25 for my 14.5" barrel..
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Posted: 8/19/2012 10:25:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By PD2BP253:
How long is that barrel? Is that a 14.5"?!? I'm trying to decide on whether I get the 13.5 or the 10.25 for my 14.5" barrel..


Oh yeah. I guess that would help, huh? It's a 16" barrel.
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Posted: 8/20/2012 6:16:29 AM EST
Can you give me the measurements of length for both the top and bottom of that rail? Is the 10.25 The top or the bottom measurement?
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Posted: 8/20/2012 12:28:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By durabo:
Can you give me the measurements of length for both the top and bottom of that rail? Is the 10.25 The top or the bottom measurement?


Sure. I will, when I get home tonight. :)
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Posted: 8/20/2012 6:27:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By durabo:
Can you give me the measurements of length for both the top and bottom of that rail? Is the 10.25 The top or the bottom measurement?
+1....

Atticaz thanks a bunch, you rock!!! Looks like I'll be 10.25" afterall

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Posted: 8/20/2012 10:47:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2012 10:59:33 PM EST by Atticaz]
Top: 10 1/4"
Bottom 11 5/8"

Another FYI. Rail sections for this rail seem pretty much proprietary. The screw holes are 1 5/8" apart. A 7" rail for this thing is $22 or so. I found that the polymer L5 (11 slot) rail fits perfect. The Magpul L5 is 5" of rail and only $9.99.
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