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For those using quad rail forearms

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by armoredman, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    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.
     
  2. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Rubber rail covers. Magpul makes really nice ones.

    But without them yes, it can be uncomfortable.
     
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    I have ladder covers on mine, otherwise, yes, it would hurt your hand. The full size panels work pretty well too.
     
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    rubber rail covers, say that six times fast. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    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.
     
  6. TheWarhammer

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    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.
     
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    I find heat to be a bigger issue than sharp edges. I use ladder style rail covers, they are less bulky than full covers.
     
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    I have a composite vertical grip, but also have magpul XTM rail covers (the plastic clip-on ones) and they are sturdy and comfy.
     
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    grabbing the rails doesn't bother me at all
    heat does
     
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