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 Freefloat rail for dpms oracle??
silentblades  [Member]
8/16/2011 10:16:49 PM EST
Ok I do not want to remove the gas block. Is there a free float rail that I can use that just goes over the gas block currently installed?? Thanks
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DanNH  [Team Member]
8/16/2011 10:47:06 PM EST
http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=244



silentblades  [Member]
8/16/2011 11:38:26 PM EST
So with first one i would have to cut delta ring. The dpms oracle has a railed gas block. Would it jus fit over that?
DanNH  [Team Member]
8/16/2011 11:58:41 PM EST
My bad. I forgot it didnt have a front sight post.

That first one will fit right between the gas block and the upper. It won't cover it though. If you want a full length rail then you'd have to get a low profile gas block.

ETA: its a 2 piece design so itll clamp on the barrel nut from both sides. you wont have to slide it over anything.
silentblades  [Member]
8/17/2011 12:04:50 AM EST
Ok so would mounting a flip up sight drastically decrease my accuracy since its behind the gas block?
DanNH  [Team Member]
8/17/2011 12:13:59 AM EST
Generally a decreased sight radius means decreased accuracy. I wouldn't do it, but that doesn't mean you cant. No reason to hamper yourself by putting it on the rail though. If i were you i would just find a front sight that is made for gas blocks and it will be the right height.

Remember not to put the MBUS on it, people say itll melt since its plastic and the gas block will get hot.

ETA: the gas block sits a bit lower than the plane the rear sight is on. they make sights that are taller to compensate. see this difference of heights in the pic below.

silentblades  [Member]
8/17/2011 12:20:03 AM EST
Ok ill give those a shot. Best place to buy them?
DanNH  [Team Member]
8/17/2011 12:23:51 AM EST
There's a bunch of different companies making them. I'd just start googling 'gas block mounted front sight' and see what pops up. Start looking around and see what you like at the best price.
silentblades  [Member]
8/17/2011 12:30:12 AM EST
So the ffg would be the one to get. Since my gb sits lower than rail.
DanNH  [Team Member]
8/17/2011 12:31:41 AM EST
correct.

also, you will be able to find them cheaper than on the MI website so look around for a better price if those are the ones you are going to order
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8/17/2011 2:52:01 AM EST
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silentblades  [Member]
8/19/2011 1:36:56 PM EST
Just to be clear these do flip forward is that their normal position? Thanks
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