covering a rifle rail with magpul XTM panels

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sup /nes/,

i have a need to spend money, but i don't have a lot of money to spend. i want to cover my KAC rifle-length rail system with magpul XTM panels, but i have no idea how many to buy. each set covers one side of a carbine rail, so there's that. start with four sets, then add a bit to each--will six sets be enough? eight brings the total to about seventy bucks shipped and that's... excessive... for rail covers.

in return for your help i offer you this, a pretty lady milling an %80 AR lower.

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I wanted to do something similar, went with the the Larue rail clip set...they make the rail slippery as hell so I spent like 45 min installing them and then immediately took them off.

If you aren't stuck on the XTM panels, here's a much cheaper option: I ended up getting a few sets of magpul ladder rail covers on amazon for cheap (~$8ea IIRC) they're pretty grippy and have the look I was going for. They're soft plastic so you can easily cut them to fit around any rail accessories you have.

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Those are 7" I think? I bought a couple extras ad ended up cutting them to cover the entire rail, but went back to just having them in the middle of the rail because I thought it looked better.
 
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that helps. i am not dead-set on the XTM, i just want something to cover it up, and don't want to pay through my anus for KAC covers. i am so cheap the rail is a factory second. all they screwed up was that they painted something wrong on the inside, on the outside it's all KAC, all the time, baby.
 
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KAC M5 = 12" per rail, 48" total real estate to cover if i want to do so.

magpul panel @ midway = 6.5". therefore i ned 7.38 units. agree/disagree?

basically the same measurements were given for the XTMs as well.

the low profile ones will be $90+, XTMs will be $71.

basically... is this shit worth it? that's a lot of beer.
 

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I can do 8 packages for 59$ on Amazon prime shipped. Your call if you want to go that way.

(Gay)I usually go bareback or the rubber ladders. I can't handle the extra circumference(/Gay)
 
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I bought some on amazon $8 that included shipping, put them on the ak, feel great and they didn't melt. You wouldn't tell the difference from those to larue.

they came in a pack of four
 
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Hi Atilla,

Might be missing the point, so correct me if I am wrong.

I have XT panels on my rifle length AR - six panels on each of the three sides - so if one color should be total of 5 kits - I think I orders 2 each of 3 colors to get a mixed look

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I have a handful of XTM panels laying around, I don't use quad rails any more so you're welcome to them. Black and maybe a couple FDE, I'll check the parts bin and get a count, pm me an address and I'll send em your way.

edit - 7 black/3 fde
 
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I have a handful of XTM panels laying around, I don't use quad rails any more so you're welcome to them. Black and maybe a couple FDE, I'll check the parts bin and get a count, pm me an address and I'll send em your way.

If that is case Atilla, PM me if you want me to cut out a package before order ships.
 

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You can play with my carbine, it is covered in those stupid covers. I am not a fan, I like a thinner profile to wrap my mitts around.


In fact, if you can hold your horses, I will likely give you all mine.

I had these in the past, and liked them much better.



Now I am looking at the Samson tube, since I was converted in the Boycott, or Die Troy thread, no need for any covers.
 
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EVERYONE REP OILSPILL!

thanks, dude, got the covers you sent today and the rifle looks sharp, they actually match very nicely with the KAC covers i have. might do the top rail as well, not sure yet.

rifle? check.
...banana? check.
cat treats? check.

missing anything that's not an AK, gents?

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