FF rail installation types.

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  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    So, wanting to go back to my original plan of a 12" FF rail on my 16" rifle. Have a Troy on there currently. What other manufacturers/models use the same type of installation (no futzing with the barrel nut etc).
     
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    Troy sells a 12" that mounts over the factory barrel nut.
     

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    Daniel Defense makes a great 'no-gunsmithing' rail also - the Omega series. They state that the rails are gas-tube-length specific (7.0 for carbines, 9.0 for mid-length, 12 for rifle, or something like that), but I have read threads that indicate that either with a low-profile or user modified gas block, they can be fitted. I have an Omega 7.0 on a carbine and a 12" Lite ('gunsmithing' required) on a mid-length. They are solid, light, and have proper rails (I have read mightmares about some manuf's rail spacing being not quite right).
     
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    I'd love to try a DD Lite sometime, but don't have the means to put it on myself.

    The Delta ring is already off, so the Omega is out of the question, and I don't like the gap between the receiver and rail anyway.

    I'm probably going with a 12" Troy, just wanted to know what other options there are that mount the same way.
     
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    Samson makes a really nice rail. STAG uses it as an OEM item on the 2T
     
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    If your delta ring is already off the newer Daniel Defense "Omega-X" rails I believe will be one of your best bets. Also, check BCM's website, they have the Omega-X 12.0 FSP which is made for carbine gas systems with the standard FSB but it is a 12" rail (sight pops through a hole in the middle of the rail) and it's 50% off right now.
     
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    OP does not want to remove his FSB and barrel for install.
     
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    Midwest Industries makes a FF two piece that fits over the barrel nut. I have the carbine version on my M4. Problem is that it's pretty fat. Even fatter if you put rail covers on. For me it's not that big a deal. The rail is solid and there is no gap. I keep it as thin as possible by using the ladder style covers.
     
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    I don't think you need remove the FSB to install the Omega-X, although I could be wrong.

    DD website
    BC USA link

    Hrm, it does mention "initial gunsmithing" but I figured that was to remove the delta ring.
     
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    The Omega X requires removal of the barrel nut. Looks like I'll stick with Troy.

    Or try to get rid of my 16" middy and pick up a 14.5" middy. Hmm.