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Posted: 8/19/2004 5:21:16 AM EST
They look similar other than the way they attach to the upper. What would you buy?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:27:38 AM EST
I'm gonna get the LaRue.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:34:32 AM EST
I'm getting the Troy when funds allow.
And the wife isn't looking.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:43:07 AM EST
What is the advantage? They are around the same price, but I need some hard opinions.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:47:55 AM EST
I think you have to remove the gas block with the LaRue. Not with the Troy, whick makes installation a lot easier. I have a Troy myself and I think it's great.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:53:58 AM EST
Let me throw you another curve...check out the SureFire M73 too!

I own (or have owned) a KAC, a M73, Troy MRF and hopefully a LaRue next week All are a quality products that do their jobs very, very well. I've handled C4iGrants LaRue enough to determine that it is the best bang for the buck, period. That said, if installation is not your thing or if you don't feel like sending your upper off to someone that can I would suggest the M73 or the Troy MRF. The M73 is very simple, pop off your hold handguard, pop on the M73 and tighten down two set screws. The Troy requires you to cut off your Delta ring and the snap ring so you'll need a dremel tool. The Troy is a little on the heavy side. It's not a bad heavy; it is heavier than the M73, LaRue and KAC but not as heavy as a SIR.

HTH
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:04:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By 48thHighlander:
What is the advantage? They are around the same price, but I need some hard opinions.



Go with the one that provides you with one continuous rail without interuption.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:18:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 6:19:24 AM EST by C4iGrant]
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:06:01 PM EST
LaRue Tactical is the only way to go. I mean c'mon his motto is "God bless our troops.... especially our snipers!" Now how can you go wrong with that?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:29:41 PM EST
Any thoughts or feedback on the Daniel Defense 7.0 rail system?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:41:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By 48thHighlander:
They look similar other than the way they attach to the upper. What would you buy?



Not that this will help in your decision, but I've seen em both up close, and you can't go wrong with either one.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:44:19 PM EST
rasII is the best... free float, SOLID, doesn't require any change to your upper... allows for any optic...
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 1:16:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 1:30:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By 48thHighlander:
What is the advantage? They are around the same price, but I need some hard opinions.



Troy is much easier to install. The LaRue is much lighter.

That pretty much sums it up.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 1:46:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By macros73:
Any thoughts or feedback on the Daniel Defense 7.0 rail system?



Rock solid, free floating, lightest of all the forearms, less than the RIS or RAS and excellent worksmanship.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:39:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 2:47:01 PM EST by AKM]

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:
One continous rail really isn't that important unless your running a scope and even then you can go with the LaRue Tactical Cantilever scope mount.




It's important if you like to mount your Aimpoint where the retaining nut of the typical FF system resides and are not fond of cantilever mounts (like me).

Does LaRue have any future plans for a continuous rail system?

The Troy rail is a neat design. Too bad that it weights more then it should and that attachment of the lower rail
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:45:48 PM EST
Ok, now the Knights free float is in contention. Does the top rail match the height on all of the rails mentioned?

I wanted knights panels for whatever I am going to buy. When I looked up the price of the panels, I noted the knights free float comes with 3 panels and is $289. That basically makes it the best deal of all of them. Now that I know the Larue, DD and the Troy are all about equal choices, are they in some way better than the Knights?

This crap is confusing. I remember when there was only one choice and you couldn't find a dealer that stocked them. Those days are over.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:14:34 PM EST
The LaRue is not in spec (or so I hear).
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:42:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:56:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:18:50 PM EST
When does Larue plan on making a longer rail? I'm looking for a standard rifle length and the Troy MRF-R is looking like a good option right now...

Spooky
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:30:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:53:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 4:55:05 PM EST by 48thHighlander]
It seems even at your price of $299 the Knights is the best deal. Knights rail covers are over $20 each. That is $60 in rail covers. If I buy a larue and 3 covers (I want knights covers) I am $10 over Knights price.

If you say the LaRue is a better RAS, I can go with with that. I just want to know if the top rail of the Knights is at the same height as the receiver rail.

The other thing is, the pics I see of the Knights, looks like the anodizing has that purple color. Is this true?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:07:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:09:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 5:48:54 PM EST by mcgrubbs]
Edited because I am stupid....

As for the LaRue rail being "out of spec", I would love to see some verification of this-other than secondhand internet conjecture.

Monty
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:16:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:18:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:20:25 PM EST
C4, regardless of what RAS I get, I want to put Knights panels on it. I am sorry I was not clear on this. Thats why my numbers seem wonkey.

I will buy one of the aforementioned RAS' tomorrow after I brew a bit more.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:24:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:28:34 PM EST
Checkmate. Larue it is.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:32:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By 48thHighlander:
Checkmate. Larue it is.



Thank goodness!

Think about where you live!!

It's only right......
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:40:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:
The only FF rail system that KAC has does not have a continuous rail. It has the hump/bridge.



what do you know, a RAS without a hump that is also free float......

quarterbore.com/kac/kacffras.html
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:47:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:
The only FF rail system that KAC has does not have a continuous rail. It has the hump/bridge.



what do you know, a RAS without a hump that is also free float......

quarterbore.com/kac/kacffras.html



OK, that was stupid of me.....

Ya caught the tater....
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:16:40 PM EST
One more can of worms C4. Do you carry the 10+ inch Knights free float HG? If so, how much $?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:19:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:28:59 PM EST
No, it looks just like the 7.0 only longer (mid length) to go over a low profile gas block.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:30:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:48:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By 48thHighlander:
One more can of worms C4. Do you carry the 10+ inch Knights free float HG? If so, how much $?



You might be able to find one of those here MSTN or here CSA.

Have a good one.

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