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Posted: 7/28/2012 12:02:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/25/2013 5:06:31 PM EST by cochraneap]
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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Link 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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Link Posted: 7/28/2012 2:31:36 PM EST
I like.

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Link Posted: 7/28/2012 6:12:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2012 6:18:44 PM EST by 00Ghost00]
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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Link 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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Link 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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Link Posted: 8/8/2012 10:17:42 AM EST
I'M SOLD!!


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Link 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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Link Posted: 8/8/2012 11:09:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2012 11:12:27 AM EST by Atticaz]
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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Link 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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Link 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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Link 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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Link 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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Link Posted: 8/17/2012 9:59:25 AM EST
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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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Link Posted: 8/17/2012 9:30:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2012 9:41:20 PM EST by Atticaz]
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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Link Posted: 8/17/2012 10:27:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2012 10:28:35 PM EST by Atticaz]
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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Link 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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Link 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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Link Posted: 8/18/2012 10:30:31 AM EST
Atticaz thank you for those photos. That handguard is a winner!

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Link Posted: 8/18/2012 3:21:57 PM EST
Anytime. I love learning, trying new products and sharing/helping out.

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Link 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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Link 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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Link 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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Link Posted: 8/20/2012 12:28:42 PM EST
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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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Link 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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Link Posted: 8/20/2012 10:47:27 PM EST
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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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Link Posted: 8/20/2012 11:36:48 PM EST
Okay, so its a lil longer than the advertised 10.25" listed? Sounds better every time you post something.... I'm gonna order next week after payday I think.

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Link Posted: 8/20/2012 11:46:57 PM EST
Update: I couldn't wait!!! I ordered it, the 10.25" I'll be sending them off to Cerakote (Burnt Bronze) as soon as they arrive

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Link Posted: 8/21/2012 12:24:19 AM EST
Nice. Can't wait to see pics!! :)

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Link Posted: 8/22/2012 5:09:52 PM EST
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FYI.

Magpul L5 Rails fit on this Handguard.

They are polymer and 2" less than the full length ones sold on the Diamondhead website, but half the price. ;)

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Link Posted: 8/22/2012 9:23:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Atticaz:
FYI.

Magpul L5 Rails fit on this Handguard.

They are polymer and 2" less than the full length ones sold on the Diamondhead website, but half the price. ;)

Yeah, I saw the DH ones on their site, but they are like $60 for a set of 3, I'm probably gonna us my M900 to keep putting too may TactiCool accessories on it so I'll probably get those Magpul L5s, shoot, I might just order them now since my self control is at a minimum!!!LOL

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Link Posted: 8/22/2012 10:40:32 PM EST
Man that looks awesome. I haven't even finished my latest AR and I'm already finding things I want on my next one in 300 blackout.

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Link Posted: 8/23/2012 7:57:53 PM EST
Update: I told you I couldn't resist!!! I already ordered 3 Magpul L5s:) I wish the rail would hurry up and get here, I need to send it, my Seekins lower and DPMS LoPro upper to cerakote!!!! Rifle is gonna be SICK!!!

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Link Posted: 8/24/2012 1:23:31 AM EST
definately post pics man, i have gotta see this shit. what color is your stock and handgrip?

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Link Posted: 8/24/2012 1:27:23 AM EST
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i really wish someone would get a VR-S X and post pics of it on the site, but i guess thats not gonna happen anytime soon. I'm gonna be getting the VR-S T handguard myself unless i change my mind at the last second LOL

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Link Posted: 8/24/2012 9:55:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By MolonLabe8629:
definately post pics man, i have gotta see this shit. what color is your stock and handgrip?
I don't know if your talking to me or not, but the upper, lower and rails are going to be burnt bronze, everything is will remain black. I don't now how its gonna look with those rails, but I've seen burnt bronze with other rifles and it looks sick!!!


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Link Posted: 8/24/2012 8:43:12 PM EST
no i was talking to u. but i will tell u one thing, u might wanna look at burnt bronze in person if u havent, its not the same color as u see online, its actually a lot darker in reality. its trick photography. black and burnt bronze is good tho, i just cant wait to see pics :)

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Link Posted: 8/26/2012 2:43:46 AM EST
when you hoping to get your pictures up do you think?

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Link Posted: 8/26/2012 10:43:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By MolonLabe8629:
when you hoping to get your pictures up do you think?


I dunno, the rail hasn't shown up yet, they say by tuesday, I am sending the upper, lower and rail to San Antonio, Texas to get Cerakoted, so however long that takes, I have most of the stuff to finish the build on order as well.... I'll get them us ASAP, but I'll post pics as I go..

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Link Posted: 8/29/2012 11:54:54 AM EST
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Alright, the rails arrived yesterday, the Seekins lower and DPMS LoPro upper are already here... Change of plans however, I will be having Reaper, Hydrographics on top of duracoat applied to the rails, upper and lower, everything else will be black..... No one does Cerakote anywhere near me and I'm done dealing with FFL holders, pain in the @$$!!!!!

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Link Posted: 9/5/2012 1:14:19 AM EST
so any update? lol still waiting on pics. I got my 13.5" hand guard and just about to put it on my rifle, will have pics soon

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Link Posted: 9/17/2012 12:44:29 AM EST
anyone know the inside diameter on one of these? Was thinking SD on Blackout 9"


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Link Posted: 9/27/2012 10:25:00 PM EST
Will be using one on one of my current builds

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Link Posted: 9/30/2012 11:08:54 PM EST
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anyone know the inside diameter on one of these? Was thinking SD on Blackout 9"



I'd like to know the same thing. Can't find dimensions of them anywhere (besides the length of course)!

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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:08:43 AM EST
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i'll post new pics when i get it cerakoted

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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:23:15 AM EST
Nice set up plan on getting the 10.25 for my next build. How solid is the rail any movement do you think there is a possibility of foward movement. With all the free float rail out there that is my main concern.

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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:25:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By jbssbw:
Nice set up plan on getting the 10.25 for my next build. How solid is the rail any movement do you think there is a possibility of foward movement. With all the free float rail out there that is my main concern.


I just installed a 13.5 on my new build and it's rock solid. If you look at Atticaz install pics earlier in the thread the cap screws that tighten the rail to the barrel nut go into the two grooves on the barrel nut preventing any forward movement. For anti-rotation the have two tabs built into the rail that go along the upper. I'll get some pics up later on tonight.
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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:24:11 PM EST
Thats good to hear that is a main concern for me thanks

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Thats good to hear that is a main concern for me thanks

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Link Posted: 11/25/2012 6:47:18 PM EST
MolonLabe8629..... That looks GREAT!!!

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