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#1 OFFLINE   Retcop

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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 09:03 AM

54 bucks for the midlength M-Lok.

Thing holding me back is description says something about the 

rail being "extruded", when I believe this should be a part that should be forged.

IDK.

It includes the barrel nut.

 

Has anybody used these? 




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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 09:42 AM

Several of us have Matrix Arms rails, and I've never heard of any issues with them.

As for which is better, extruded vs forged, I don't believe that there are sufficient stresses on the rail to make a critical difference.

 

Here is some info on the processes, and the benefits associated with the various methods.

https://baforging.co...ing-vs-forging/




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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 10:52 AM

Several of us have Matrix Arms rails, and I've never heard of any issues with them.

As for which is better, extruded vs forged, I don't believe that there are sufficient stresses on the rail to make a critical difference.

 

Here is some info on the processes, and the benefits associated with the various methods.

https://baforging.co...ing-vs-forging/

 

Thanks, my friend.  

This is the first time I am aware of running into extruded aluminum.

I really appreciate the info.  

I am beginning to understand that it actually takes a lot more research to try and

put inexpensive parts on an AR than to just lay out the cash for what is proven quality.




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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 04:31 PM

I have a Matrix arms FF handguard on one of my rifles. I'd not hesitate to buy another.




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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 04:48 PM

I own several of them. Not light dainty rails. Unless you are planning to use your rifle as a  blunt instrument it should work. The Forearms of M4s  a combat rifle are made out of plastic.


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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 07:17 PM

gshayd recommended Matrix a while back and I decided to give them a try. Glad I did. Believe I have 3 now.




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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 09:23 PM

Have one of these coming in from Mentium located in Houston, TX. Couldn't find what I wanted from Matrix for a AR10

 

https://www.mentium-...d-for-308-rifle




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Posted Sep. 16 2018 - 10:20 PM

Have one of these coming in from Mentium located in Houston, TX. Couldn't find what I wanted from Matrix for a AR10

 

https://www.mentium-...d-for-308-rifle

 

Cool.  Thanks.

 

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Posted Sep. 17 2018 - 06:01 AM

John i have a matrix rail no issues and will buy another 

 

Dpms have been making a extruded slick sided upper receiver for many years now so i doubt  they are junk 

 

http://www.dpmsinc.c...iver_p_253.html

 

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Posted Sep. 17 2018 - 06:03 AM

Thanks, everyone !




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Posted Sep. 18 2018 - 10:09 AM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with an extrusion. It is just a different means of manufacturing that with correct alloy will be just as strong. Extrusions are made by pressing critically heated billets through a die to shape then re heat treated. If they get the heat treat right the quality of material pressed through will still result in a quality part.

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Posted Sep. 18 2018 - 02:33 PM

Many items requiring strength are made from extruded aluminum, to include the barrier rails housed within automotive doors. Hell of a lot stronger than the old thinly stamped AK metal yet I don't recall seeing any of those busted to hell.




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Posted Sep. 18 2018 - 03:31 PM

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Posted Sep. 18 2018 - 04:14 PM

John, the aluminum housing of your Aimpoint pro is extruded aluminum.


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