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Posted: 5/22/2005 3:06:49 AM EDT
I need to decide on a CAR or Mid length rail for my RRA A4 upper

Can anyone spot me some pics of the differences of the 2 sizes maybe? Without the crazy handrails too, just the basic ones, would be great. I have big hands so I'm thinking I might go with Mid.

I do like the smaller, more compact and tactical look of the Car guards though.

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:00:20 AM EDT
IMO, it would depend on the barrel length. 16"or shorter go CAR. if you are 18" and more go Midlength.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:13:44 AM EDT
Mid


M4
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:31:32 AM EDT
Man that mid-length is a beaut! 16" in length? Same look and setup I was going for, with exception of a black IDF sling instead.

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:20:17 AM EDT
GET BOTH!!!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:01:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HottNikkels069:
Man that mid-length is a beaut! 16" in length? Same look and setup I was going for, with exception of a black IDF sling instead.




Thanks! The mid was my first and I like the longer handguards.

Yup, it's a full 16" 1/9 chrome lined with a Phantom 5C2. It started as a post ban and I had ADCO thread and contour the barrel.

It's now wearing a Surefire M81.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:35:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firediver62:
Yup, it's a full 16" 1/9 chrome lined with a Phantom 5C2. It started as a post ban and I had ADCO thread and contour the barrel.



Man, you should have had 'em install a new FSB w/ bayo lug! That's the beauty of the mid-length system on the 16" . . . you can actually use your bayonet lug!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:32:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Illinigunner21:
GET BOTH!!!



+1

midlenght
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:55:42 PM EDT
midlength 16" i just built the other week that im sooo proud to show off

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:04:30 PM EDT
CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR

that's my vote
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:05:35 PM EDT
Midlength. Why? 'Cause that's what I ordered. It should come in about a week or so, I can't wait.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:44:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HottNikkels069:
I need to decide on a CAR or Mid length rail for my RRA A4 upper

Can anyone spot me some pics of the differences of the 2 sizes maybe? Without the crazy handrails too, just the basic ones, would be great. I have big hands so I'm thinking I might go with Mid.

I do like the smaller, more compact and tactical look of the Car guards though.





I have several of both....in my personal opinion I like the Mid-Length gas system more for several reasons.

1) Longer sight radius (always a good thing, especially if irons are going to be your primary sighting system)

2) Longer handguards give more real estate, weather you are using standard handguard or a rail system. If you have large hand or longer arms you will appriciate the longer handguard of a mid-length.

3) Mid-Length gas system is a little smoother than a carbine gas system. Not by a great margin, but if you fire them side by side you will be able to tell a difference.


I have 7 carbines, 3 of them are Mid-Lengths, and 4 of them are M4's.....If I could I would change all of them over to Mid-Lengths.

Just my 2 pesos


Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:07:13 PM EDT
Mid
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:17:06 PM EDT
I've got both, and kinda dig the mid length. Get what makes you happy.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:42:40 AM EDT
Do you already have the upper? If so, what length is your gas system? If it's carbine lenght, then you will have to have the front sight moved forward (assuming it will still be able to fit on the bbl) and the gas tube will have to be replaced.

Regardless of how it looks, the mid length system is bit smoother operating than the carbine system.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:49:38 AM EDT
If you want chrome & a 1 in 9 twist 16" super light profile barrel ...then go Bushmaster carbine length
gas system.

If you want chrome & a 1 in 7 Govt. profile 16" barrel then go mid length Sabre Defence as offered by
Rob @Talon Arms



-imo
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