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Posted: 8/1/2004 12:32:56 AM EDT
Does anyone have their two cents on the quality of Yankee Hill Machine parts? I remember there are two manufacturers of the Phantom supressors, and YHM being one of them, I have never heard anything good or bad regarding their parts.

Thanx in advance.

Link Posted: 8/1/2004 8:15:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 8:26:14 AM EDT
The YHM parts I own or have handled have all been very well made gear. I'll be buying more from YHM, it's good stuff at reasonable prices.
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 8:48:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2004 8:56:12 AM EDT by BallisticTip]
Good products, I like them.
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 9:01:18 AM EDT
I have a bunch of their gear and I've found it to be well made. There was some intense discussion about the quality of their gear. One of the main stick points, was that the rails are NOT mil-spec. IIRC there are two areas that this is so. One that I remember right off hand has to do with the height of the rail column (I don't even know if that is a correct term or not), but essentially the column that holds the portion that you attach accessories to is not as tall (mil-spec). As a result, some accessories do not always work on their HG. I don't remember the other issue regarding mil-spec, but I think there is one more. With that said. Most everyone that has handled or uses their parts acknowledge that it is well made i.e., good coating, good sharp corners, precision milled, stout as hell etc... If you are wanting to set up a gun like an "operator" then you should go with somebody else (since the rails aren't mil-spec). But if you are wanting parts that function as promised, then I would certainly look their direction. I've handled several of their FF tubes and I thought they looked real good. Especially the LW FF tube they offer! And yes the snap on panels work on the rails.

HTH, and for some YMMV
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 9:18:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2004 9:20:58 AM EDT by dot_bob]
I'm impressed so far, I've got the LW specter "system", rear flip sight, and bi-pod mount. Everything is working great. My handgaurds had a few "light" spots in the finish, but function fine. All other YHM parts I've gotten look AND function perfect. That all being said, I have NO experience with the Fantom at all, someone else may be better able to speak on those.

EDITED TO ADD: I am easily ammused and impressed, lol. And I bought a Bushmaster A2M4 Dissipator upper with the money I saved over some of the other products out there.
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 9:55:44 AM EDT
good stuff
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 10:40:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 1:21:31 PM EDT
I have no complaints about YHM.
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 4:04:34 PM EDT
Just bought a YHM front flip up sight for my new Wilson barrel. Looks well made, tough and works great. I would purchase more YHM!
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 5:32:47 PM EDT
Im currently using YHM handguard,very pleased with them.
Nice that someone make high quality & affordable items.

Link Posted: 8/1/2004 7:10:41 PM EDT
I've got quite a few YHM 4-rails and they are great! Really well made.
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 7:51:35 PM EDT
I just bought a YHM rifle length railed handguard from BravoCompany and couldn't be happier with it. Fit and finish are top notch.
Link Posted: 8/1/2004 8:30:17 PM EDT
Thanx Everyone.

Link Posted: 8/2/2004 12:16:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2004 1:05:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2004 1:06:45 AM EDT by RBPRECISION]
Link Posted: 8/2/2004 6:49:08 AM EDT
I got an upper from RB Precision that had one on there and I love the fit and finish
Link Posted: 8/2/2004 9:51:29 AM EDT
My comments are about the same as everyone else. They make a good product at a good price.
Link Posted: 8/2/2004 12:17:45 PM EDT
I will add another + to the group...have a set of their carbine rails and am very happy with them!
Link Posted: 8/2/2004 1:23:26 PM EDT
YHM has not gotten rich from the business I've sent their way , but they've treated me very well and have a guy who works there who stood on the wings of an airplane as it flew the Gateway Arch - hey can't be all bad !!
Link Posted: 8/2/2004 2:59:12 PM EDT

Will the new (correct) rail spec be integrated into all YHM's rail products, or just the two-piece non-FF handguards?

Link Posted: 8/2/2004 3:15:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:
The rail height issue has/is being resolved, the foream assemblies coming off the line from YH now have the proper clearance for the Tangodown grips which is what folks were complaining about.

Excellent news!

Link Posted: 8/2/2004 5:21:58 PM EDT
I'm a fan or mine. I have the lightweight FF midlength with the end cap.

Link Posted: 8/2/2004 11:26:53 PM EDT
Do KAC panels, foregrip fit ok on their forearms?
Link Posted: 8/3/2004 5:47:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMINUTeMAN:
Do KAC panels, foregrip fit ok on their forearms?

Link Posted: 8/4/2004 7:32:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2004 7:33:17 AM EDT by DM1975]
Here is the one I just received from Brightflashlights. It has both Magpul XT and KAC handrail covers on it and a KAC vertical grip. All fit well. The handguards even fit the rifle tighter than my old RIS did.

Link Posted: 8/4/2004 8:47:51 AM EDT
Got one of their rifle-length FF rail handguards. Great stuff.

Link Posted: 8/4/2004 3:45:23 PM EDT
BrightFlashlights, what's up with the rivets near the ends of the tubes in the pics you posted?
Link Posted: 8/4/2004 5:09:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2004 5:16:55 PM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 8/4/2004 6:03:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:
They're not rivets, the screws at each end are where they assemble the rail 'layer' to the front & rear mounting 'caps'. Those screws are assembled with red Loctite so don't worry about any loosening occurring. This pic should help you understand my non-technical lingo -

My bad, I didn't realize that was the 2 piece handguard. Looking back at the pics now, it's obvious. I have one of their light weight FF forearms and couldn't figure out why those screws were added
Link Posted: 8/14/2004 3:42:42 PM EDT
the screws are for attaching a Swivel Stud to provide a handy sling attachment point that won't deflect the barrel when the sling is pulled tight
Link Posted: 8/14/2004 7:31:09 PM EDT
YHM and BrightFlashlights, +++1
Good stuff, good prices and very good service.

Link Posted: 8/14/2004 8:04:34 PM EDT
I've been pleased with brake I bought from them.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:20:44 PM EDT
Got mine today in the mail, it came well packed and wraped, it had no imperfections and it looks really well made, I have not shot it yet, I am really happy on the way it looks on my M4, only thing I had trouble with was getting the sucker on, it was a pain in the butt, other than that I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great and well built hand guard for an affordable price
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:47:33 PM EDT
Good products, good folks...
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