For those using quad rail forearms


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armoredman
June 3, 2009, 06:58 PM
Does that bottom rail mean you have to have an add on foregrip to stop the rail from ripping up your hand under recoil, or is that not a problem? Thanks.

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TexasRifleman
June 3, 2009, 06:59 PM
Rubber rail covers. Magpul makes really nice ones.

But without them yes, it can be uncomfortable.

gvnwst
June 3, 2009, 07:06 PM
I have ladder covers on mine, otherwise, yes, it would hurt your hand. The full size panels work pretty well too.

armoredman
June 3, 2009, 07:34 PM
rubber rail covers, say that six times fast. Thanks for the tip!

Maverick223
June 3, 2009, 07:35 PM
It really depends upon the make of the rail system. The YHM rail that I have fitted to the bottom of my M17 is smooth and I don't need a cover for it, the tri-rail that I have on my Saiga-12 is pretty sharp and needs covers IMO. I don't like the full covers because I feel they are clunky and look out of place, but the ladders are great.

TheWarhammer
June 3, 2009, 07:45 PM
Beyond the discomfort of sharp rails cutting into you, depending on the rifle, heat can be a major concern. A metal quad-rail on an AKM will get really hot in no time. Without rail covers, it will not be fun to shoot at all. This is why I got rid of the quad-rail on my AKM and went with an Ultimak rail and a synthetic forend.

MrCleanOK
June 3, 2009, 07:54 PM
I find heat to be a bigger issue than sharp edges. I use ladder style rail covers, they are less bulky than full covers.

RP88
June 3, 2009, 08:21 PM
I have a composite vertical grip, but also have magpul XTM rail covers (the plastic clip-on ones) and they are sturdy and comfy.

taliv
June 3, 2009, 08:30 PM
grabbing the rails doesn't bother me at all
heat does

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