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Diamondhead VRS-T Angular Handguard - Info & Pics
ninjasteve77  [Member]
Does anyone know if they still plan on making an EX model for those wanting one to extend past a fsb or (in my case) an adams arms gas block?

I know the review on the first page shows pictures of one but nothing on their website
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VictorUnit  [Member]
What is the exact length of dead space on the bottom rear that cannot accept a rail.

I like putting a VFG at the balance point.
MolonLabe8629  [Member]
finally got my rifle cerakote ordered! hope you all like it. was done by Rocky Mountain Firearms Finishing. skull multicam with flat dark earth, patriot brown, OD green, and graphite black

PD2BP253  [Member]
Will an Osprey Defense OPS-416 Gas Piston Retrofit Conversion Kit fit under the V-RST rail system?
PD2BP253  [Member]
Duracoat and Hydrographics courtesy of Coyote Arms in McAllen, Texas:)



flumpass  [Member]
Well my Diamondhead vrs-t 13.5" rail came in last week and my 1 1/4" crows foot wrench this morning. What torque specs is everyone using? Is it the regular 30-80 or should I just pick a number since there are no teeth to align? Also since the Magpul L5 rails will fit, will the L2 rail fit? Any info would be great

I just torqued it to 50#
ZA206  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By flumpass:
Well my Diamondhead vrs-t 13.5" rail came in last week and my 1 1/4" crows foot wrench this morning. What torque specs is everyone using? Is it the regular 30-80 or should I just pick a number since there is no teeth to align? Also since the Magpul L5 rails will fit, will the L2 rail fit? Any info would be great


I wish they had gone with the keymod spec on the sides and the bottom of that rail. I'd buy one if they had.
Holding out for a Noveske NSR to come back in stock....

-ZA
AZBADBOY  [Member]
Anyone know the ID for this rail or have one over a Noveske Pig?
spectrrr  [Member]
Originally Posted By flumpass:
Well my Diamondhead vrs-t 13.5" rail came in last week and my 1 1/4" crows foot wrench this morning. What torque specs is everyone using? Is it the regular 30-80 or should I just pick a number since there is no teeth to align? Also since the Magpul L5 rails will fit, will the L2 rail fit? Any info would be great


Wondering the answer to this as well....
Gacksnabbit  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By Humbarger:
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..


ALL OF THIS.

/I really mean I came here to say all three of these
Ghillie_55  [Member]
I love the look of this hand guard also. Im thinking the 10.5 on a 16" barrel...
Gamma762  [Team Member]
Is the barrel nut aluminum or steel?
VacaDuck  [Team Member]

Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Is the barrel nut aluminum or steel?

Steel.
bucsfan69  [Member]

my 10.25 on a pistol with a troy claymore about 1" inside the hand guard
Gamma762  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Is the barrel nut aluminum or steel?

Steel.

VacaDuck  [Team Member]

Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Is the barrel nut aluminum or steel?

Steel.


Damn, now I'm questioning myself. I'll double check when I get home.

ETA: Yep, it is steel.
TurboT8er  [Member]
Unless I'm ill-educated, a barrel nut should never be anything as soft as aluminum. Too much pressure there, and the barrel may eventually become the projectile.
JoshAston  [Life Member]
Originally Posted By TurboT8er:
Unless I'm ill-educated, a barrel nut should never be anything as soft as aluminum. Too much pressure there, and the barrel may eventually become the projectile.


Quite a few barrel nuts are aluminum. All it does is hold the barrel in place, doesn't contain any of the pressure.
TurboT8er  [Member]
Nice rail by the way. I kinda wish I had known about it when I bought my Midwest SS Gen 2. I like the variety of rail sections available for those vice the 2 options for my rail.
TurboT8er  [Member]
Originally Posted By JoshAston:
Originally Posted By TurboT8er:
Unless I'm ill-educated, a barrel nut should never be anything as soft as aluminum. Too much pressure there, and the barrel may eventually become the projectile.


Quite a few barrel nuts are aluminum. All it does is hold the barrel in place, doesn't contain any of the pressure.


Hmm, I didn't know that. But how does it not contain pressure? The bolt locks into the teeth on the barrel, and the round is held between them. The barrel nut is the only thing holding the barrel to the upper receiver... unless you have a scope mount crossing over, hehe.
JoshAston  [Life Member]
Originally Posted By TurboT8er:
Originally Posted By JoshAston:
Originally Posted By TurboT8er:
Unless I'm ill-educated, a barrel nut should never be anything as soft as aluminum. Too much pressure there, and the barrel may eventually become the projectile.


Quite a few barrel nuts are aluminum. All it does is hold the barrel in place, doesn't contain any of the pressure.


Hmm, I didn't know that. But how does it not contain pressure? The bolt locks into the teeth on the barrel, and the round is held between them. The barrel nut is the only thing holding the barrel to the upper receiver... unless you have a scope mount crossing over, hehe.


Because the bolt is locked into the barrel extension. The pressure is contained within the barrel/barrel extension/bolt. The barrel nut and upper are only there to hold things in place. If you made a threaded barrel extension and upper you could dispense with the barrel nut entirely.
Gamma762  [Team Member]
Yep, barrel nuts do nothing to contain the pressure of shooting. You could even shoot an AR with no barrel nut at all, the only thing that would happen is when the BCG slammed forward after the first shot it would probably knock the barrel forward out of the receiver.

Aluminum barrel nut is much lighter as well as being a more effective heat sink.
TurboT8er  [Member]
Originally Posted By JoshAston:
Originally Posted By TurboT8er:
Originally Posted By JoshAston:
Originally Posted By TurboT8er:
Unless I'm ill-educated, a barrel nut should never be anything as soft as aluminum. Too much pressure there, and the barrel may eventually become the projectile.


Quite a few barrel nuts are aluminum. All it does is hold the barrel in place, doesn't contain any of the pressure.


Hmm, I didn't know that. But how does it not contain pressure? The bolt locks into the teeth on the barrel, and the round is held between them. The barrel nut is the only thing holding the barrel to the upper receiver... unless you have a scope mount crossing over, hehe.


Because the bolt is locked into the barrel extension. The pressure is contained within the barrel/barrel extension/bolt. The barrel nut and upper are only there to hold things in place. If you made a threaded barrel extension and upper you could dispense with the barrel nut entirely.


Okay, that makes sense. Didn't think of that. I still would rather go with a steel barrel nut since the weight difference is minimal, and it's so close to the center of gravity that it wouldn't really matter anyway. But I digress.

NathanC  [Member]
Anyone know if the Magpul MOE Sling Attachment can be mounted to the V-RS-T? Seems like it should just screw in since the MOE rails work.


flumpass  [Member]
I thought it would so I ordered one. Nope!! The sling mount has an anti-rotation nipple on it. You could grind it off but then it would spin on you and markup your rail. I then ordered the Magpul rsa and that worked out great.
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