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Aside from scoring points on Reddit and building clone rifles, are quad rails still worth considering for a modern sporting rifle build?
If you need absolutely zero flex on your rail (like a laser designator that you'll use at range and/or for highly precise work), then quad rails make sense.
Other than that, they are very robust handguards that are overly heavy.
"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement"
I don’t think their obsolete by any means. I don’t think you will find a more robust system anywhere, and you can still find them quite light.
can the M-Lok wonder reails
be lighter? Sure. But what’s the coat in durability?
"Man is still the first weapon of war" - Field Marshal Montgomery
I run Centurion free float quad rails on a mid-length with fixed front irons and the same on an AR pistol and like them. They're two piece and clamp on the factory barrel nut, so they might not be exactly what you're talking about but it is a lot of aluminum up front on a mid-length system because it runs all the way up to the front sight, further than a carbine.
With that being said, it handles fast and is the most tame AR I've shot that's not Gucci'ed out. I set it up for training and I'm not disappointed with it. But (!), if given the chance to do it all over again, I'd probably go with a keymod freefloat. The deciding factor was whether I could install it myself, keep my front fixed iron sight and if it was free floated.
In the end, I think quads will remain on heavy duty weapons and by far, the civilian world is on the move with keymod and mlok.
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