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Posted: 10/9/2007 12:43:08 PM EST
hey i was wondering what the lightest drop in non free float rail is and how much it weighs and what the lightest free float rail is and how much it weighs. right now i have sampson rail that has the slot cut out for the pri front sight on my 16''. i also have a midwest drop in rail on my 10.5 lmt. they are both a little hevy. i dont mind on the 16'' because it has an accupoint and a by pod, but i would like the 10.5 to be a little lighter. thanks

james.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:01:54 AM EST
oh i left out this will be for a carbine.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:03:41 AM EST
I would guess the DD lite rail is the lightest FF rail(I had the 12" and it was almost nothing in weight) There is a thread somewhere where one of the dealers weights them all. Ill see if I cant dig it up
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:06:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 10:14:43 AM EST
take a look at the new Daniel Defense Omega Rail.
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=124&t=343398
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 11:54:33 AM EST
DD
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 12:05:23 PM EST
I asked this question a little while ago and it was argued that the lightest rail is either a LaRue or a DD.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 4:16:00 PM EST
thanks for the info
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 5:35:51 PM EST
From Daniel Defenses website

M4 Rail 7.0 = 8.5oz
AR15 LiteRail 7.0 = 8.5oz
Omega Rail 7.0 = 8.0oz

I think thats about as light as you'll find
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