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Rail system for a Fulton .308 upper

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by bxny10455, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. bxny10455

    bxny10455

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    I'm undecided between Daniel Defense lite rail & the Larue Tactical. This is going to be on a 18" .308 Fulton Amory Upper.
    Please chime in if you have any experience with either or both. I want this to be as lite as possible.

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4...7-62-LITE-RAIL

    http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-t...guard-lt15-132

    http://www.fulton-armory.com/farifle...1-4-2-2-2.aspx


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    Both are outstanding rails,......between the two I prefer Larue
     

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    I went with the DD lite rail on light profile upper from Fulton. Nice 12+ rail 18oz. Put on SI Defense lower the rifle weighs about the same as my heavy barrel 16" dpms 308. I like the gun but will eventually pick up a 7.62 Larue Predatar--really should have to begin with for a lighter weight 18" 308.

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  4. bxny10455

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    Specs on your setup please.


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    WoodenPlank Who?

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    I actually prefer the DD rail, since you can have an uninterrupted top rail. LaRue rails are top notch, though - I just wish they didnt leave a gap in the top rail.
     
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    I have little experience with the DD Lite rail but I love my Larue Stealth rails. I have them on two rifles and yes, a continuous top rail would be nice, but I have never had a problem with the gap and I really like Larue's mounting design.

    I don't think you would be disappointed with either, Larue is just my brand for optic mounts, index clips, lowers, gas blocks, etc. so I figured why not use their rails too?

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    The LaRue is far stronger, but the DD is not bad either. For lighter weight.....probably the DD.
     
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    -Fulton A4 receiver 18" light profile chrome lined complete Liberator upper with DD lite 12 308 and smith vortex flash hider installed by Fulton
    -Troy flipup sights
    -Tangodown stubby QD vertical grip
    -Larue index clips and one of the smallest KAC rail cover sections
    -Padded VTAC sling
    -VTAC low profile sling mount
    -SI Defense .308 lower
    -Phase 5 tactical 308 v.2 extended bolt release
    -Battle Arms Development ambi safety
    -Spikes battletrigger now JP singlestage
    -Spike's receiver extension
    -Enidine Shorty 308 buffer
    -Fulton 308 buffer spring
    -Fulton LPK
    -Tactical Intent Stock
    -Magpul MIAD grip
    -some leftover duracoat [Duracoat magpul olive drab isn't the best match for magpul olive drab btw]

    8.6lbs unloaded unscoped
     
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    I contacted Larue about their rail & was told their rails are not DPMS .308 comparable. I guess it's DD for this setup.


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