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9/17/2020 5:59:48 PM
Posted: 7/22/2010 6:42:38 PM EDT
What is the Vltor VIS monolithic upper supposed to provide that a regular upper does not?

Worth the extra $. Pro and cons please.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 7:48:47 PM EDT
strength, free floated barrel, and uninterrupted rail. worth it if you can afford it.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 7:53:37 PM EDT
The same things any one-piece upper would provide.  It's heavy, though.  I like the removeable bottom rail.  It can be a pain to clean the barrel under a free-float tube if need be.

If I had it to do over again, I'd just get a forged upper and a lightweight free float rail system . . . probably Daniel Defense.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 8:00:25 PM EDT
I have a couple of Noveske VIS rifles and a couple with the SWS rail system..Compared to some of my other rifles and builds, they are on the heavier side in comparison..They do feel like they're built like a tank though and the weight to me is not an issue..
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 12:15:22 PM EDT
Very rigid, well-made, attractive. A luxury component for sure, though. I have a Light Recce w/VIS. It's nice, very accurate, but I can't say it's any more accurate than any other Noveske rifle.
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