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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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What do you guys prefer? Looking at them, trying to think of what to look for as far as accessories on one.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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Depends on the purpose of the rifle. What do you plan on using it for?
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Old June 18th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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Long free float rail

1-4x optic (Burris MTAC)

VTAC sling

Mags

Ammo
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Old June 18th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #4
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Depends on the purpose of the rifle. What do you plan on using it for?
Mostly collecting dust in the cabinet pissing off Uncle Sam that I have it. Other than that, target practice and awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse, what else?

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Long free float rail

1-4x optic (Burris MTAC)

VTAC sling

Mags

Ammo
Any brands of mags to stay away from?
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Quad rail of your choice. It doesn't have to be a free float.

Weapon Light

Iron Sights

Sling

PMags (Ten)

Lots and lots and lots of ammo.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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nice quad rail and a nice pistol grip.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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Here's my list

Ambi controls (at least the safety)

Red dot with backup iron sights

Convertible sling single to two point

Free float rail

Ammo lots of ammo !!
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Iron sights, pmags, ammo, single point sling
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I would not add on a ton of accessories if they are not needed for your application. It depends on what you are using it for. If just for shooting targets in the backyard, get some optics or iron sights you like and some ammo.

All the extras just add weight and get in the way if they are not needed.
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Free float tube, NOT a quad rail
Trigger mods or drop in
National Match front sight pin
Convertible sling
Flat top w/carry handle & NM sight
Reflex sight or ACOG type sight
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I would not add on a ton of accessories if they are not needed for your application. It depends on what you are using it for. If just for shooting targets in the backyard, get some optics or iron sights you like and some ammo.

All the extras just add weight and get in the way if they are not needed.
Agreed. Bolting on a bunch of BS is retarded unless you need them. Pic rails and quick releases are designed to put on what you need, when you need it. Not all at once. (unless you need it) For example, a sunshade and flashlight are not needed at the same time. A bipod and flashlight are not usually needed at the same time either. If your light is good enough you can see far enough to use a bipod, it's worth enough to take it off in the daytime and keep in your pack. A bayonet and 30 power scope shouldn't be attached at the same time.
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Like everyone else said, don't overdo it. They get heavy and retarded quickly.

I have the quad rail with a lightweight foregrip and a light with pressure switch mounted up front. A Urban-ERT sling which can be converted to single point or two point quickly and easily. Its by far the best sling I've had and I've had a bunch. The owner is also pretty cool and has similar ideals to most of us. Lastly, I have a Redi-Mag mounted to the side of the receiver. I wouldn't consider this a needed item for most and frankly it is kind of heavy, but for the purpose I got it for it works great.
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I agree with the people saying not to load it down with a bunch of shit. Keep it simple. Iron sights and some sort of optic. As you use the rifle you will start to know what you want on it. It is definitely a learning experience. To start with I say buy a nice plain Jane rifle and lots of ammo. I have had good luck with standard steel mags and Pmags.
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You don't need a free float tube. For what you're doing there will be no added benefit versus a drop in quad rail.
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Mine has a quad rail, eotech, flip up iron sights, magpul furniture, and a single point sling.

Honestly just use the K.I.S.S method best thing to live by with ar's. Adding everything on them makes them a lot heavier. Avoid the flashlights and lasers, to me they are added weight that serve no purpose on a safe queen/ range gun. Foregrips are ok but not needed and can get in the way if you use a bench at the range.
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As for FF rails, lately I am in love with the Fortis Rev. Super lightweight, not overly bulky, and comfortable on the hand. Also love the Troy Alpha, but I also like to be different and not have the same setup as every other guy out there.





Here is a pic of the Fortis rail that has been cerekoted in tactical grey color.






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As for FF rails, lately I am in love with the Fortis Rev. Super lightweight, not overly bulky, and comfortable on the hand. Also love the Troy Alpha, but I also like to be different and not have the same setup as every other guy out there.

Wow that looks nice... I will have to save some money for that.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #18
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A good sight. Otherwise, it's a carbine - which means light. Stop junking them up!
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i would suggest a cigarette lighter.
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I just put this upper together and shot a hundred rounds tonight thru it. Man does it work great. PSA 10.5 " barrel 11" handguard.


Here is a friend holding it....

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