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Posted: 11/20/2008 7:15:50 PM EDT
I'm putting together a new build, and I'm trying to decide between a 12.0 Larue or a 13.2 Larue over a stainless WOA 18" SPR barrel.

What would you recommend and why? And, pics would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:34:04 PM EDT
It is up to your preference but I like MORE rail. So a 13.2 is what I would buy.  I have several on them but mine are 16" barrels with a 13.2 rail system.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:42:52 PM EDT
Depends on how much unnecessary weight you really want to add.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:25:08 PM EDT
I use a 12" rail on my 18" SPR.  I will try to get a picture up soon.

To me it comes down to weight and balance when shooting off hand.  The 13.2 makes the center of gravity too far from my body.  YMMV.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:43:41 PM EDT
i would use a 14" if they have one. I am a fan of long rails/FF tubes. had a 12" FF tube on my 16" BB. now I have a 10" rail on my 11.5" barrel. would like to get a 11" or 12" for my next 16" rifle
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 10:45:15 AM EDT
I'm having a 13.2'' on my 18''
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 10:46:32 AM EDT
Im going with a 12" Larue on my 18" WOA.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 11:08:08 AM EDT
How much extra weight is the 1.2 inches of aluminum?  I can't see it making much difference.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 11:40:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 12:04:16 PM EDT by 11287]
Troy is making a 13.8" FF rail.  I just put one on a 16" barrel.  I'll try to post pics soon.
Waiting for my fixed LMT front sight to arrive.

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 11:56:16 AM EDT
I like the look of a long rail on a short barrel.

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 12:10:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 12:11:38 PM EDT by nws86]
Originally Posted By Wespe:
How much extra weight is the 1.2 inches of aluminum?  I can't see it making much difference.

It's only 1.3 oz difference.  It's not really an issue lol.

Also DD has a production run setup in a few weeks for their 14" DD Lite rail.  It is OOS everywhere.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 12:19:29 PM EDT
LaRue 18" Stealth with a 13.2" rail.  

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:54:48 PM EDT
If it will have a front site,fixed or flip, or if you want to see the gas block then 12in.

If you are going to use a low pro gas block and say a troy rail mounted flipup site then I say 13.2-13.5-13.8
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 6:21:10 PM EDT
I'm building an 18" SPR (Denny's Guns Stainless Barrel).  I put a Troy 13" rail on it and it balances really well.  Looks pretty good too - not to close to the end of the barrel and enough to cover the gas block so it doesn't look too bad.  If you have a low profile gas block, I'd go with the 13".  If you have a flip-up front site on a gas block, then go with the 12"
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