Thanks for the shout out too!
Nope, thank YOU. In my opinion, the Lancer rail wouldn't be worth having without the RDS.
Bored? That thing is HOT!!! 7.19lbs is MK18 Mod 1 type weight! That is very close to how I want mine setup with just a tiny bit of tweaking.
I ordered another front receiver plate so I can cut the loops off flush and have my roll of 3M skateboard deck tape ready to go as soon as I get my Lancer rail and KSboy screws.
I also cut out some very thin steel MLOK inserts/shims that will go on the inside to protect the rail from damage by those goofy MLOK lugs when I torque down rail segments.
Lastly I may ream those screw holes for some M5-0.80 Keylock steel inserts so I can crank them down tighter so I only need to pack the 62in/lb torque wrench instead of a heavier adjustable unit.
What a slick rig AO1! That BE Meyers FH looks right at home that that sexy thing.
I used stainless steel shim stock in .001" on the interior of the rail to prevent the M-LOK lugs on the IWC hand stop from biting and cutting into the carbon fiber. Technically, I use the shim stock to bed the barrels on my AR's, so I always have some laying around. Goes for about $8 on eBay, and comes in handy for other things from time to time.
As for securing the mounting block to the receiver, Lancer recommends 35 in/lbs, but I have them currently torqued at 62 in/lbs, and don't doubt for a second that the locking block can handle it. Truth be told, 35 in/lbs and a drop or two of VibraTite would do just as well, but like you, I don't see myself carrying around an extra torque wrench.
Army, what are you using for a rear sling attachment?
Froman nailed it with the Noveske Flush Mount, but what ya don't see is one of Jared's new stock QD mounts on the other side. I only use the Noveske if the stock is folded, and the rifle is slung across my back (I hike a lot on BLM).
As I always say, I think I might be the only guy on the planet that actually prefers the OEM stock over the KDG SAS stock. Bought the SAS, tried to like it, but couldn't get behind it (pun intended). The SAS isn't square with the bore, and the cheek rest was so low that I was faced with switching to absolute co-witness mounts, and the list of cons goes on. Might work well for other folks, but for me, it ended up being a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The ergonomics on the OEM stock are really hard to beat.