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Posted: 11/23/2012 3:16:04 PM EST
Is it safe to say Noveske's NSR is the lightest rail on the market? Their 11 incher is 9.8 oz according to their specs which includes the 3.1 oz barrel nut. That's pretty damn light. The 13.5" rail is 11 oz on the money.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:36:48 PM EST
If not, it's pretty darn close.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:50:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 4:52:08 PM EST by gggplaya]
Midwest industries Gen 2 SS is 9.3oz for the 12 inch and 8.6oz for the 10 inch and 10.9oz for the 15inch. That includes the barrel nut on each.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:06:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By gggplaya:
Midwest industries Gen 2 SS is 9.3oz for the 12 inch and 8.6oz for the 10 inch and 10.9oz for the 15inch. That includes the barrel nut on each.


Thanks. I haven't even looked at MI stuff. That rail is very reminiscent of the Troy/Vtac Extreme Battlerail.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:27:25 PM EST
I have 2 of the gen 1 MI SMS-12 rails. They make great forends.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:43:48 PM EST
I have the Troy/VTAC on my lightweight rig. I'm window shopping for my next build. I'm not a weenie by any means but just trying to save a little weight where I can without sacrificing durability.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:45:19 PM EST
Just got my first NSR...the 13.5...it is INCREDIBLY lightweight.

I have not tried the MI rails.

The NSR is expensive but in my opinion, worth it. I have had both the samson evo and rainier evo rails and liked them but the NSR is superior so far.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:48:56 PM EST
Thanks for the pic. The NSR is definitely on my radar. Just gotta wait for the vendors to get them back in stock. The price they are asking is not expensive to me. Now if we're talking about DD..
I'm looking at the 11" for a 14.5" build.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:50:34 PM EST
The Seekins/Spikes SAR rail is 12.3oz including barrel nut in the 12" length and 12.5oz in the 13" length.

If you added one side and one bottom rail to any of the other rails mentioned in this thread it would probably be heavier than the SAR rails which have rails on all four sides.

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=3254
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:02:37 PM EST
I remember reading a lengthy post on the titanium barrel nut but I'm still not sold on it yet. I also can't get over the "look" of it and the fact that the rail doesn't extend all the way back. I'm not knocking it, haven't tried it yet. Just personal observations.
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