Working on a new fore end rail

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by S1Loki, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. S1Loki Active Member

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    MDT LSS

    The one I had done before was just an ugly concept. It used a cheap import 12" rail and I was not overly happy with it.

    So the other week, I ordered a 16" blank from EGW. This time around some better tooling happened to get used. So version2 has sprung to life.

    Still need to do some final fitting and some other cosmetic/functional stuff.

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  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Couple questions:
    1. Are you leaving it that long or gunna chop some length off of it?
    2. If you have a few inches left can I pay you to cut and drill it for me? I've been wanting a fore end riser to get the gun just a little higher off the ground. My 6-9" bipod would be way better as a 7-10".
  3. S1Loki Active Member

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    I just might have a piece of cut off laying on the bench.

    -not sure if this one will get shortened. It is four inches longer than my first attempt, although it looks "right" with the long barrel.

    *actually have been asked if I was going into production with this.
  4. S1Loki Active Member

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    just so everyone can get a quick look (update) on my lil project.

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  5. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Stability will go way up with it out that far. Won't be as nimble but I think that's probably exactly what you were going for. I think it looks pretty sweet. It's got kind of a Steyr HS-50 look to it now which I think we can all agree is cool on principle.
  6. S1Loki Active Member

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    I get the best of both worlds and some in between. Yes, my first thought was stability.

    Yet, that is 16" of variability to work with.
  7. S1Loki Active Member

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    Also have an Accu-shot mono pod for the tail end.
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    Coming back around this project. Going after a better fit! There is a mill waiting to be delivered for the shop.
  9. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Have you checked out bipodExt from Accuracysolutions.com? Also, someone I know is working on a new thing now that will really get you going (I bet). PM me an email addy if you want more deets. It's not public so don't want to post in an open forum.

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