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    Geissele Rail Anyone else find this interesting?

    If they can keep the weight down I might have to ditch my DD rails for these.


    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gears...il-you-betcha/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO4_YOswsqA
    Last edited by vicious_cb; 01-20-12 at 06:10.

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    Yes it's quite nice.
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    Bill Geissele is a mechanical genius, and wouldn't be coming out with a rail system if it was significantly different than the current players in that market like DD, Troy, Centurion, Larue, etc.

    I think the larger barrel nut is a very nice feature that will allow for more contact area with the rail, and by extension this will yield more rigidity, and should also help with heat dissipation.
    Last edited by TRIDENT82; 01-20-12 at 05:46.

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    I have good faith in anything Bill makes, but I don't know that I'd be ditching anything for anything.

    But then I'm still using my DD M4 rail on the same gun for the last 5+ years.

    From the videos of the Geissele handguard he mentions not having to line up the gas tube notches, which in and of itself is great.

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    The fact that the Geissele rail got a mil. contract over other more well known rail manufacturers like KAC or DD says a lot. If anyone who is at SHOT gets a chance to handle these let us know.

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    The one thing I haven't seen about this rail is anti-rotation. He(Bill G.) mentioned the production version will have teeth that engage the barrel nut, but I don't see that as an anti-rotation measure.

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    Is the bottom rail removable?

    I see the top rail is not taken to the extreme end which is also a negative.
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    No, it's one piece.

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    Already decided I'm swapping to this geisselle rail on my precision .223 ar. The Geisselle looks to be a more comfortable sturdy option than my current setup, and I love the way it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishDevil View Post
    No, it's one piece.

    Then I fail to see what this brings to the table over previous offerings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicious_cb View Post
    The fact that the Geissele rail got a mil. contract over other more well known rail manufacturers like KAC or DD says a lot. If anyone who is at SHOT gets a chance to handle these let us know.
    What did they get a contract for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottryan View Post
    Then I fail to see what this brings to the table over previous offerings.
    For once, Scott and I agree. What's so great about this rail other than the name attached to it?
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    The contract was for a 416 rail, they developed the M4 rail at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishDevil View Post
    The contract was for a 416 rail, they developed the M4 rail at the same time.
    Correct.


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    That's a great looking rail. If I was in the market for a new one, I would strongly consider it. I certainly don't see it replacing my VTAC TRX Extreme rails any time soon, unless they prove to be unreliable.

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    The interface looks like the Spuhr Interface, but it might just be the picture.

    Oops, checked the video; I was wrong.
    Last edited by skullworks; 01-20-12 at 11:28.

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    Bill did a great job with this rail. The ONLY thing I'll say is that it requires a new barrel nut.

    With that in mind the Daniel Defense rail is totally drop in, and is so low profile and light it makes the normally boat-anchor-heavy 416 feel like a modern featherweight SBR.

    ETA these comments are in regards to the 416 rail!
    Last edited by Titleist; 01-20-12 at 13:10.
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    I don't know, it has some nice features. I like the built in QD socket and the steel inserts for rail attachments. It's jumping on the bandwagon of removable rail sections, which is also nice. Like the others, I wouldn't dump any of my current forends for it, but depending on weight, I'd probably try one for a future build if it fit the specs I needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishDevil View Post
    The contract was for a 416 rail, they developed the M4 rail at the same time.
    For the M27 IAR or simply others being issued throughout the inventory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZGXtreme View Post
    For the M27 IAR or simply others being issued throughout the inventory?
    Bill G. says that SOCOM approached them for the 416 rail, so I'm guessing that doesn't include the M27.

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