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Go big or go home.. so I guess for my first post on this board, I'm going big till someone tells me to go home.

SO...long story short, I ended up finding a deal on a Scar 16 I couldn't turn down.

... But what the hell am I supposed to do with this thing. Its super cool, has a terrible trigger, and has a rail designed for people with T-rex arms.. But still... its super cool... Which brings me HERE... and I find This awesome rail that looks like exactly what I'm looking for, but its still too short... till I read the fine print..... "there is another model coming" SO time to call Midwest Industries and Agravate the ever living crap out of them till they build the rail.... So after about 50 calls, a lot of begging, They finally have got this thing into production and I've got one on my doorstep!!! This thing is NICE...


The Good:
1. This rail really added to the functionality of the rifle for my style of shooting and its upcomming use in 3gun.
2. Weight is minimal, and if anything it helped with followup double taps by keeping the Barrel a little more stable.
3. Midwest Industries you can beat the @$#%#^ out of their stuff and it holds up. (previous experience with their AR rails)


The Bad:
1. It won't stop raining long enough for me to get more then 3 mags through it.
2. Between the MI Rail & Timney Trigger, I'll never sell this rifle.
3. My Ammo Budget is gonna get blow to hell this month....



So... you can either click here for the direct link to the high rez pics on my Google Drive, Or scroll down and look at the posted pics below....


The side rails make the profile about a quarter of an inch thinner, as well as the Thinner bottom rail give a reduced profile.
The shorter height on the extended rail (beyond the front sight), really puts you in control of the rifle for an extended grip.
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This is my 14.5 pinned barrel AR with a 13" seekins rail for comparison. The trimmed down upper rail really helps for thumb over hold.
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The design of the rail is great. theres no overlap of any components, which means no useless added weight and also cleaner slimmer lines. the mounting is extremely sturdy, and doesn't interfere with the original floating of the barrel









.....GRATUITOUS GUN PORN!!!!



Color Match is pretty good.. its got a really durable finish and compliments the rifle... Mine upper is the more olive green color and it looks right at home.
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This Rail really Brought out the best of this rifle... Now we're just waiting on an optic to arrive and its off to a 3gun match
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Three wise men... because America... that's why....



Keepin it in the FN family... a PBR with an Tricked out Scar....
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Go big or go home.. so I guess for my first post on this board, I'm going big till someone tells me to go home.

SO...long story short, I ended up finding a deal on a Scar 16 I couldn't turn down.

... But what the hell am I supposed to do with this thing. Its super cool, has a terrible trigger, and has a rail designed for people with T-rex arms.. But still... its super cool... Which brings me HERE... and I find This awesome rail that looks like exactly what I'm looking for, but its still too short... till I read the fine print..... "there is another model coming" SO time to call Midwest Industries and Agravate the ever living crap out of them till they build the rail....
"T-rex arms" ? Oh, you must be Cory. :mrgreen:

 

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Did you dye/paint the scar buttstock? after the first picture it goes decidedly OD Green, I doubt the lighting could have given that big of a color shift.
 

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Welcome to forum and thank you for sharing. This rail makes me think that my 17 and I may have to try this rail. I've gone through the PWS rail and currently have the MREX; I hope the third times the charm instead of doing my wallet harm ahah! I like how MI made the rail is round, so it aids the ability to be held with a thumb over hold like you said which is why I like the 12 o'clock rail stepped down a few inches. Also the lower rail also mimics the round shape that would feel like holding a handrail, unlike the MREX I have the lower rail is somewhat flat which makes it feel like I'm holding on to a triangle block. I see that the side rails on the MI rail is also a MLOK mounting slot which I like and that the MREX does not, I found that it didn't make any sense why the MREX rail had threaded holes for mounting. IMO it defeated the purpose of me buying a MLOK version only to find that I can't use MLOK accessories on a MLOK rail for certain sections. The ergonomics of the MI rail and weight alone makes me want to try it. BUT, what I liked on the MREX rail was the sling mount locations, I would much rather want the sling mounts machined into the rail on both sides (Ambi) and a bit more forward. The MREX rail has them machined around the end on the gas block base which is a good distance for me. I really don't see myself using the sling mount on the MI rail specially that close to the charging handle and for the matter that it can only placed on one side limits functionality to me; due to me being ambidextrous ( my background and experience makes me believe being proficient in both right and left is a good thing). So in retrospect they're sacrifices in both rails that will be made and I'm determined to find which one I can live with and without.

P.S. Sorry to the OP for perhaps derailing or thread jacking your thread ( a rather good one I may add) but that damn gun porn gets me to damn excited ahaha!
 

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Welcome!!! :)

Nice photos!!!
 

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Ueland, can you tell us what is the ID of the handguard? I wanted to know if I can run this handguard with a suppressor inside of it to get that integrally suppressed look.
 

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Ueland, can you tell us what is the ID of the handguard? I wanted to know if I can run this handguard with a suppressor inside of it to get that integrally suppressed look.
Unfortunately there really isnt much room to slide a suppressor inside the Handguard. There's a recess above the barrel for the gas piston to push out of which shortens the ID of the handuard to .29" between the barrel and the recess.
 
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