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Posted: 12/15/2013 10:52:20 AM EST
I was going to put a Troy Alpha rail on my next upper build, but...you know.

So, other than Troy, who else builds a high quality, one piece, slim profile rail? I like Geissele, Noveske, and Wilson, but I do 't want to spend quite that much if I don't have to. i thought Diamondhead used to make a slimmer rail, but not any longer. Thanks.
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Samson Evolution
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Midwest Industries SS Gen 2 by a country mile.
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How about JP Enterprises?
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Midwest Ind. SS Gen 2 1.5" OD feels awesome in hand, caveat: the long ones will flex so if you plan to use irons for other than back-up, or a laser, accuracy from them will not be all it can be.
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I like these. Very easy to install.

but, Only comes with 3 short plastic rails instead of full ones.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:09:48 AM EST
Noveske NSR is the best rail on the market as far as I'm concerned.

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Noveske NSR is the best rail on the market as far as I'm concerned.

http://stickman.rainierarms.com/galleries/Magpul%207/STKL7270-A-1200-Stick.jpg
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Midwest Industries SS Gen 2 by a country mile.
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This. The slimmest rail I've seen yet. The price wont break your wallet either.
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Rainier Arms version
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Midwest Industries SS Gen 2 by a country mile.
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Originally Posted By B2k4E:


This. The slimmest rail I've seen yet. The price wont break your wallet either.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Midwest Industries SS Gen 2 by a country mile.


This. The slimmest rail I've seen yet. The price wont break your wallet either.

NSR is definitely thinner and can be found at only $50 more than the MI
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NSR is definitely thinner and can be found at only $50 more than the MI
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Originally Posted By B2k4E:
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Midwest Industries SS Gen 2 by a country mile.


This. The slimmest rail I've seen yet. The price wont break your wallet either.

NSR is definitely thinner and can be found at only $50 more than the MI


Gonna take a wild guess here...

You are not impartial.

amirite?
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Midwest Industries SS Gen 2 by a country mile.
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Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:29:34 AM EST
The NSR is only .02" thinner than the MI. Pretty sure the MI is lighter, too. All the 9" NSRs I'm finding are around $250, nearly $100 more than my 10" MI. Don't get me wrong, I like the NSR, but I don't like it $100 more than the MI.
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The CMR is the thinnest handguard that I'm aware of. O.D. of 1.56" and I.D. of 1.12" the troy alpha has an inside diameter of 1.37" for reference. There are a lot of rails out there that have inside diameters larger than the outside diameter of the CMR.

Just make sure your gas block is compatible. I used the MI micro and it fits ok.

It's not cheap, however. On a budget I'd get the MI gen2 SS keymod if its available yet.
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Originally Posted By Hahns10mm:
The NSR is only .02" thinner than the MI. Pretty sure the MI is lighter, too. All the 9" NSRs I'm finding are around $250, nearly $100 more than my 10" MI. Don't get me wrong, I like the NSR, but I don't like it $100 more than the MI.
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The first rifle I built, I built it with all the parts the cool kids used.

What a fucking waste of money.

My second rifle is far more practical, economical, and useful.

It's not, however, tactical. And I'm ok with that.
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Originally Posted By DonKey153:
The CMR is the thinnest handguard that I'm aware of. O.D. of 1.56" and I.D. of 1.12" the troy alpha has an inside diameter of 1.37" for reference. There are a lot of rails out there that have inside diameters larger than the outside diameter of the CMR.

Just make sure your gas block is compatible. I used the MI micro and it fits ok.

It's not cheap, however. On a budget I'd get the MI gen2 SS keymod if its available yet.
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MI is only 1.5" OD and the NSR is 1.48".
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
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slim
low cost
well made
its hard to beat
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I have the mi ss gen2 12" on my 9mm ar and it rocks socks.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


The first rifle I built, I built it with all the parts the cool kids used.

What a fucking waste of money.

My second rifle is far more practical, economical, and useful.

It's not, however, tactical. And I'm ok with that.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Hahns10mm:
The NSR is only .02" thinner than the MI. Pretty sure the MI is lighter, too. All the 9" NSRs I'm finding are around $250, nearly $100 more than my 10" MI. Don't get me wrong, I like the NSR, but I don't like it $100 more than the MI.


The first rifle I built, I built it with all the parts the cool kids used.

What a fucking waste of money.

My second rifle is far more practical, economical, and useful.

It's not, however, tactical. And I'm ok with that.



I did it the exact opposite.

I have always built/bought cheaper stuff, but it ends up working great... reliable and accurate.


This last build, I decided to go "premium" on everything. Dollars spent definitely did not equal similar increases in accuracy or reliability.

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This.....I have two of then. Great grip, put your rails only where you need them.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:47:59 AM EST
Anyone running a lancer?

I have a Seekins billet I'm buying one for. I have no first hand experience.

Lancer Carbon Fiber Handguard
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Originally Posted By Hahns10mm:

MI is only 1.5" OD and the NSR is 1.48".
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Originally Posted By DonKey153:
The CMR is the thinnest handguard that I'm aware of. O.D. of 1.56" and I.D. of 1.12" the troy alpha has an inside diameter of 1.37" for reference. There are a lot of rails out there that have inside diameters larger than the outside diameter of the CMR.

Just make sure your gas block is compatible. I used the MI micro and it fits ok.

It's not cheap, however. On a budget I'd get the MI gen2 SS keymod if its available yet.

MI is only 1.5" OD and the NSR is 1.48".


measured just now
MI 1.557" at the muzzle
CMR 1.567" at the muzzle just behind the swivel sockets.

I don't like the shape of the NSR, feels square in the hand.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 12:01:31 PM EST
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The first rifle I built, I built it with all the parts the cool kids used.

What a fucking waste of money.

My second rifle is far more practical, economical, and useful.

It's not, however, tactical. And I'm ok with that.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Hahns10mm:
The NSR is only .02" thinner than the MI. Pretty sure the MI is lighter, too. All the 9" NSRs I'm finding are around $250, nearly $100 more than my 10" MI. Don't get me wrong, I like the NSR, but I don't like it $100 more than the MI.




The first rifle I built, I built it with all the parts the cool kids used.

What a fucking waste of money.

My second rifle is far more practical, economical, and useful.

It's not, however, tactical. And I'm ok with that.


DSG has the NSR's on sale for $199 this weekend. You can thank me for that...I ordered two last week at $249

http://dsgarms.com/Search.aspx?Keyword=noveske
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