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Posted: 1/9/2005 8:50:57 PM EDT
Which brand of rail covers to you prefer and why? I'm going to need a set for my YHM Carbine 2 piece rails coming in the mail.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:10:12 PM EDT
I like the TD ,Magpul and KAC
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:12:15 PM EDT
my only experience is with KAC but they do a good job.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:15:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By exocet:
I like the TD ,Magpul and KAC



+1
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:25:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By exocet:
I like the TD ,Magpul and KAC



Doesn't this just about sum up all rail cover manufacturers.

Matth3wdean
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:32:40 AM EDT
Don't forget the ladder type rail covers, I like to use them on the bottom or tiny rail spaces, they're easy to cut.
Image stolen from C4Grant
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:10:14 AM EDT
KAC - positive lock, more battle proven than any of the others and I'm a creature of habit and they are all I've ever used.

The low profile ladders are nice for dressing up unused and/or uncovered rails. I've done that a couple of times also.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:19:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 11:21:38 AM EDT by C4iGrant]
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:24:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Don't forget the ladder type rail covers, I like to use them on the bottom or tiny rail spaces, they're easy to cut.
Image stolen from C4Grant
www.gandrtactical.com/images/archive/SF%20M73%20with%20rails.jpg



I have these on my AR-10 SEBR and like them a lot. I've seen the type that completely covered the rails and really didn't care for them much. The ladder covers fill in the gaps so the handguard doesn't chew up your hand - the Armalite rails were a little sharp. Well worth the few bucks each.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 1:50:45 PM EDT
Say Grant, who makes that rail you pictured?
What annoys me is that KAC rails and covers have been around for so long, I think every manufacturer should make their rails compatible with KAC covers. Daniel Defense, SureFire rails are completely compatible, while LMT's MRP does not have the relief towards the breech, and from what I can see, Troy's rails don't have the relief cuts at all.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:37:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:49:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Say Grant, who makes that rail you pictured?
What annoys me is that KAC rails and covers have been around for so long, I think every manufacturer should make their rails compatible with KAC covers. Daniel Defense, SureFire rails are completely compatible, while LMT's MRP does not have the relief towards the breech, and from what I can see, Troy's rails don't have the relief cuts at all.




I actually don't know who makes them (sorry). They are a quality cover though...


C4



Look at the bottom of this link. That looks similar to the one above.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:53:12 PM EDT
Ah...good ole' YHM...
I want to take a dremel to my MRP but I'm chicken shit...
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:57:02 PM EDT


Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:58:18 PM EDT

I actually would feel vey comfortable if YOU did it, mongo. My dremel skills are found wanting
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:03:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Duffy:

I actually would feel vey comfortable if YOU did it, mongo. My dremel skills are found wanting



Not me. At $1200 or so, no way. Picture that Dremel bouncing wildly out of control all over that thing. Maybe a in a mill with a tiny, tiny end mill. Clean it up with a jeweler's file and there you go.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:05:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Duffy:

I actually would feel vey comfortable if YOU did it, mongo. My dremel skills are found wanting



Not me. At $1200 or so, no way. Picture that Dremel bouncing wildly out of control all over that thing. Maybe a in a mill with a tiny, tiny end mill. Clean it up with a jeweler's file and there you go.



That'll work! But then what am I gonna do with all these nice LMT marked TD rail covers...I got 2 more somewhere
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:12:03 PM EDT
There's lots of information and pics in this recent thread:

Rail Covers
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:55:45 PM EDT
mag pul for me.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:32:22 PM EDT
For the money I think the Tango Down rail covers are tough to beat. They're also more secure than the Magpul covers I own.

YMMV
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:46:08 PM EDT
Falcon Industries. Economical and fast delivery. I ordered a set on Saturday night, they were at my door Friday after work! I liked the look and the price.

http://www.ergogrips.net/vfg.html#covers
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:41:24 PM EDT
Magpul covers are great for the money as so are the Tango down. I like the KAC but for the money I will stay with Magpul, plus the texture and extra grip they offer they are hard to beat.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:20:07 PM EDT
What covers, besides the ladder type, snap on instead of slide on?? I want to get a cover for the 12 o'clock rail on my RASII..
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:50:41 PM EDT
Magpul's cover snaps on I think..
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:46:14 PM EDT
Hmmmm. Request photo on a DD 7.0 for po$$ible instant $ale.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:42:13 PM EDT
I got my KAC for $15 from a private seller on the EE. KAC are awesome and they do not rattle.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 9:34:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 9:37:23 PM EDT by Tack]
I have the Tango Down covers that came with my MRP, and the Magpul Rail Propectors...not the XT Covers.

I actually like the Magpul Rail Protectors over the Tango Down covers because they are:

1. Much less bulky. Really no bigger than the rail itself.

2. Are easier to customize for length.

3. Can be used on the top rail as well as the other 3 sides

4. You don't have to remove equipment to remove the covers, unlike the TD which have to be "Slid" on and off from fore to Aft, these "Press On" into the desired slots, and.....

5. I like the way they feel. Comfortable and functional.

Just my .02 cents.

Tack
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